Wearing the right clothes to work is important. Not only do you need to look professional, you also need to ensure that you’re protected. Construction sites are dangerous places, so you should be mindful when selecting your protective workwear.
Have you considered what you need in your wardrobe? We’ve created a protective workwear checklist, so you can make sure that you’re not missing out on anything important. If you find that you’re missing something, don’t worry! We have a wide range of workwear available for purchase at Powertool Superstore.
In case it wasn’t obvious already, gloves protect your hands. If you’re working with abrasive materials like bricks all day, you would certainly benefit from the protective qualities of a good pair of gloves. You’ll also be grateful for them when the weather is cold!
If you handle materials that are hazardous, you must wear gloves to protect your skin. Repeated exposure to harmful substances can cause you to develop skin conditions like contact dermatitis. This can be really hard to get rid of once it develops, so it’s always best to take preventative measures.
Protecting your knees will pay dividends over the years. If you work in a kneeling position regularly, it’s really important to have a pair of knee pads. They’re a great way to prevent osteoarthritis from developing in your knees. You’ll also benefit from their protective qualities if you’re working in an area where debris, such as nails, could be lying around.
During the winter months, the UK can get very dark. It’s very important to ensure that you’re visible, so hi-vis is a must. Construction sites are very dangerous places, particularly when heavy machinery is being operated. If the operator is unable to see you on-site, you’re at risk of being injured. There are regulations that dictate how much hi-vis clothing you should be wearing in the workplace. If you’re an employer, make sure you study this carefully and ensure you have enough hi-vis workwear for all of your staff.
To protect yourself from injury if you step on a nail or drop a heavy item on your foot, you need a good pair of safety boots. They should be waterproof, have steel toecaps and good ankle support. If you’re not a fan of boots, you can find trainer-style safety footwear from some brands like DeWalt. A good pair of work socks are a great companion to your work boots for maximum comfort.
If you work with a variety of tools on a daily basis, you definitely need a tool belt. A comfortable, secure belt offers many benefits. You’ll have everything that you need to hand and can carry heavy loads with ease. You won’t need to waste time searching through a toolbox, and your valuable tools are much less likely to be dropped. Simply set up your equipment on your toolbelt at the beginning of your day, and you’re good to go!
Go To Powertool Superstore For Your Protective Workwear
Now that you know what equipment you need, you can browse Powertool Superstore to find workwear in a style that you like. You can purchase all of our PPE online as well as in-store. Don’t waste another minute working without high-quality protective equipment.