Why comfortable workwear is the key to safety and compliance

Why comfortable workwear is the key to safety and compliance

Safety and compliance are two vital parts of the successful running of most businesses, specifically those operating in industries where there is risk of serious injury or fatality if correct safety guidelines are not in place and followed precisely.

Health and safety measures begin with risk assessments, which identify all necessary actions required to guarantee a place of work is safe. These measures are only effective if they are complied with. One key factor in compliance is to ensure that your workforce not only has the correct workwear and PPE to protect them from injury, but that that safety workwear fits and is comfortable to wear.

Comfort equals compliance

PPE and safety clothing which is comfortable and fits well is more likely to be worn as advised. If something is uncomfortable to wear, particularly for long periods, or prevents a person from carrying out their job effectively, then they are much more likely to take a risk and remove or alter the item, which could have catastrophic consequences, and not just affect their productivity.

Comfortable staff are happier staff and happier staff will often stay longer with the company they’re working for. A lower turnover of staff allows for more projects to be completed on time and a workforce that feels like their organisation cares about their welfare.

Research also shows that staff who feel valued by an organisation will be more likely to work confidently in their job and do their very best. Ensuring your workforce has comfortable workwear is one way to demonstrate its value.

Correct PPE is comfortable PPE

When choosing the right PPE and safety workwear for your workforce,there is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution (and here, we don’t just mean physical size). PPE must be specifically designed and developed to suit the nature of the job where it will be worn.

For this reason, it’s vital to work with a knowledgeable and specialist safety workwear supplier, who will be aware of all the factors that might affect wearer comfort.

When it comes to safety gloves, for example, the supplier should take into account the length of time they will be worn throughout the course of a day, and in the case of safety footwear, how long the person wearing them will be on their feet.

Using their knowledge and expertise of your industry, your business, health and safety regulations and the variety of products available, your safety workwear supplier will be able to suggest, locate or develop, and supply the PPE, safety workwear and uniform that meets all your needs, your budget and keeps your workforce comfortable and safe.

Contego Safety Solutions stocks a wide range of corporate workwear, protective clothing and PPE, including our WEARMASTER® range. We also provide a bespoke uniform design and manufacturing service to ensure that you get precisely what you are looking for in a company uniform.

The friendly and expert team at Contego Safety Solutions is always on hand to give advice and guidance on the right PPE and protective clothing for your needs. Contact us now on 0800 122 3323 or sales@contegosafety.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Published on 29 September 2022

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