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THE RIGHT JACKET FOR THE JOB

Autumn seems like a great time to discuss the need for a workwear jacket.  The change in season and the fluctuating temperature usually means that we have to 'layer up' with various items of uniform when at work.  Here we discuss some work jacket options, and help you decide the type you need.

Every workplace is different and has it's own unique challenges. Total Workwear supply a wide range of uniforms and protective clothing items which are designed to deal with different hazards, suit the many diverse workplaces that exist and all the roles within them.

In many hazardous workplaces, protective jackets are an important part of employees’ uniforms, so we’re careful to stock a broad variety. Some of our most popular options are thermal, waterproof, flame retardant and hi viz jackets.

But what types of workplace should these jackets be used in?  In this blog entry, we’ll look at the types of workplace where each kind of protective jacket needs to be deployed.

If you work in any of these environments, you or your employer should consider investing immediately.

1. THERMAL JACKETS

You may think that thermal jackets are only necessary in extremely cold environments, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Even moderately chilly temperatures can affect an employees’ performance if they are exposed to it for a lengthy period of time.

Employees should be kitted out with thermal jackets if their workplace is outside and likely to become cold. For example, if employees have to carry out manual work during the winter or throughout the night, they should be equipped with thermal jackets to help them remain comfortable and to ensure they can perform their jobs efficiently. Thermal jackets should also be provided in interior workplaces that have to be kept below room temperature, such as meat storage facilities and certain laboratories.

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2. WATERPROOF JACKETS

Workers should have waterproof jackets available in any outdoor workplace. Even if it isn’t raining when work commences, it may start to rain at any time. Of course, water-proof clothing is also essential in very damp interior environments.

Many waterproof jackets also come equipped with wind-resistant properties, which is great for those employees who are exposed to the elements for long periods of time. A light rain jacket can be easily stowed away in an employee's bag, locker or vehicle.

Our waterproof jackets category includes garments with varying levels of technical specifications including waterproof, windproof and UV protection, breathable properties, quick drying fabrics and so much more.

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3. FLAME RETARDANT JACKETS

Flame retardant jackets should always be worn in environments where fire or extreme temperatures are an everyday part of work. For example, everyone working in an oil refinery or a smelting plant should obviously be equipped with flame retardant jackets. However, its also a good idea for employees to wear flame retardant jackets in environments where there is a high risk of fire. For example, they should be provided at construction sites and manufacturing facilities that use welding techniques, as we discussed in one of our other blogs on flame retardant clothing.

Flame retardant jackets have come a long way in recent years, and many manufacturers have cottoned onto the fact that this type of protective workwear can be both practical AND stylish. 

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4. HI-VIS JACKETS

Hi-visibility (hi-vis) jackets should be worn in any environment where workers have to handle heavy or dangerous equipped. The jackets will ensure that they can see each other clearly, therefore reducing the risk of accidents. They should also be worn in outdoor environments where employees are likely to have contact with members of the public.

Outside of controlled interior environments, there are a wide variety of unpredictable threats. Hi-vis jackets make workers visible and ensure that they won’t create additional hazards by colliding with other employees, vehicles or members of public.  They are particularly useful for people working in the construction industry, warehousing, traffic management and emergency services.

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5. SOFT SHELL JACKETS

Soft shell jackets are extremely versatile, and usually combine many of the aspects written about above, while looking extremely smart. 

A plain black or navy soft shell will look great for someone working in an office, a large building, or even on contractors such as plumbers and electricians.  A hi-vis soft shell can be worn on a construction site, or similar.

The versatility of the soft shell jacket means that not only is it comfortable and stylish, but hi-visibilty reflective strips, and water resistant/waterproof qualities make it practical choice too. It's an all-round winner.

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S U M M A R Y

Whatever style of jacket you require, Total Workwear will help ensure you find the perfect type for you.
There is guaranteed to be a style to suit every job role, protective requirement and colour scheme.

All of the jacket categories mentioned above can be personalised with your logo or company name very easily
using either embroidery or printed methods.

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