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Three TV programmes where characters dress for safety

Friday, 14 October 2016  |  Geoff

Safety is more important than ever in the workplace. Whether you are working as a sous chef or as a mechanic, it’s vital that you dress the part to avoid any accidents. You may not have realised it, but some of your favourite TV characters have been dressed for safety for years. Here are just three that you might never have clocked on to before.

1. Friends (Monica Geller)
Monica Geller – played by the marvellous Courteney Cox – was first introduced to the world on Friends back in 1994. While many of her scenes saw her interacting with her best mates in Central Perk, every now and then viewers would get a glimpse into Monica’s working life. Throughout the show’s 10-series span she worked as a chef. She was often seen mixing it up in the kitchen while wearing chef whites and other protective clothing. It was this clothing that allowed Monica to perform her job safely so that she could get back to her friends in one piece.

2. Bob the Builder (Bob)
A whole generation of children fell in love with Bob back in 1998. As well as attaining a Christmas number one in 2000 with ‘Can We Fix It?’, Bob is probably best remembered for sending kids a very important message about safety. You never saw busy Bob getting on with his job if he wasn’t wearing the correct uniform. This included a yellow hard hat to protect him from falling materials.

3. Chicago Fire (Everyone)
Chicago Fire burst on to our screens in 2012. Now airing its fifth season, the show documents the professional and personal lives of firefighters and paramedics in one of the USA’s biggest cities. Whenever there is a fire that needs putting out, a whole host of characters arrive at the scene. And while they are extinguishing the blaze, they are all wearing flame retardant workwear.

Dress safely for work
These characters should provide some inspiration to dress safely for work.

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