What to look for when changing PPE suppliers

What to look for when changing PPE suppliers

Are you thinking of moving your business to a new supplier of PPE and protective clothing and equipment? If so, make sure you do your research and ask yourself the following questions to ensure you choose the best PPE supplier to meet your organisation’s needs:

Do they provide a WEARPACK® service?

Don’t underestimate the convenience of working with a PPE supplier that offers a WEARPACK® service. When you place an order for new workwear and equipment, Contego can label each item with the end user’s details, making internal distribution of PPE and protective clothing or uniform much easier.

Do they offer an online management portal?

Make sure your PPE supplier can offer you the insight into what’s happening with your account. Contego’s online management portal allows you to:

  • Set up KPI reporting
  • Access user usage reports
  • Track orders
  • Copy invoicing
  • Customise workwear online
  • Manage WEARPACK®
  • Set order level restrictions
  • Set manager approval options
  • Easily reorder
  • And much more besides

Do they offer bespoke uniform design and manufacture?

Check that your potential PPE supplier offers you the ability to design your own uniforms to your company’s specifications. Contego has experience of working closely with organisations to ensure uniforms perfectly represent your corporate identity. Find out how we worked with Wyevale Garden Centres to produce a new uniform when they developed their new national identity.

How well can they brand your items?

Professional branding is essential in presenting a coherent and high-quality brand image. Does your PPE supplier offer this service in-house? At Contego, we’ve got our own embroidering and heat seal machines that produce the best quality results and a fast turnaround. In fact, we have the capacity to produce over 2,000 garments a day.

Can they develop new products?

Is your PPE supplier simply a shop or can they offer a Research & Development team to help improve workwear and PPE for your employees? Contego’s Research & Development team listen to customer needs. They work tirelessly on adding new products and improving existing ranges to ensure our customers benefit from new technologies and innovations.

Do they offer the choice you need?

A wide choice of quality PPE and workwear from your PPE supplier means you can more easily satisfy the needs of your individual employees and work within budgets too. Contego has a wide range of brands, across aviation, grounds maintenance, contract cleaning and logistics. Find out how we helped green service provider Glendale when they needed a new PPE supplier.

Can they offer you the expertise you need?

Experience counts for a lot in the world of PPE. With over 23 years of experience, you can trust Contego to know your industry well and help guide you through the process of purchasing, designing and branding.

Contego Safety Solutions offers a comprehensive range of workwear, safety clothing and equipment, PPE and accessories, and an unsurpassed level of customer service.

Find out more about Contego Safety Solutions’ extensive range by downloading the Contego Catalogue now, visiting our website www.contegosafety.co.uk or contacting our friendly team on 0800 122 3323 or sales@contegosafety.co.uk.

Published on 8 January 2019

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