Hi-Vis clothing is essential for keeping workers safe when working near traffic, cranes, forklifts or other vehicles. It is absolutely needed when working at night or in low-light conditions. The primary role of hi-vis is to separate wearers from whatever background environment they are working in, quickly and at a distance and from all angles. This lowers the risk of accidents happening as everyone can see each other on site.
Being such a vital safety element at work, it's important that garments are somewhat standardised, controlled by legislation and certified as such. The current legislated standard certification is: EN ISO 20471.
Should I Invest in Customised Hi-Vis Clothing?
All hi-vis tends to look the same, especially at distance, which can be a problem on sites where there is a mix of businesses working together. If your employees are wearing vests branded with your logo, you are distinguishing your team from those of other companies.
More than that, banding you hi-vis vests will embed your business into the subconscious of the public or other businesses. See it as a form of company branding. you never know, your next customer could be watching. It doesn't just strengthen your company image either, it strengthens your team's bond by creating a sense of unity. Your employees will feel more aligned with company goals and values and more motivated.
How Often Should I Replace Them?
How often you replace your hi-vis depends on a few factors, but they might not last as long as you would think. Every item has a recommended shelf life, but it depends on how they are used. If they're being in hazardous conditions, such as extreme weather or temperatures, the hi vis garments will not last as long.
The key is to keep an eye out for these factors:
Keep this in mind: When they no longer work to keep you safe, it is time to replace your hi vis.
If you are looking for hi-vis clothing that is high-quality and comfortable, we have a wide range that will suit your needs. Our range of workwear includes hi-vis clothing for women and men so we can provide items for your whole team.
Premier Gives You a Stylish but Affordable Collection of Aprons, Polos, Shirts, Waistcoats, Trousers and more for your Hospitality Uniform.
When choosing a new branded uniform for your staff you want something that durable and stylish yet affordable; especially if you have a large workforce. This collection from Premier Workwear gives you these options in abundance.
The range gives you the freedom to mix and match the likes of aprons, shirts, polos and trousers to the style of your café, pub, restaurant or hotel.
If there is one thing that makes a statement in a hospitality uniform is the apron. It’s a good staring point for any look.
The colour, fabric type and finish can dictate the whole uniform style, helping determine what goes underneath.
With bib and waist aprons in cotton, poly-cotton, denim, canvas and waxed, you have a great selection to choose from. All you need now is to add your branding. If a more casual approach is what you want you always have the choice of polos or t-shirts. Still with a good selection of style and colours to choose from you also have the added advantage of some of the most modern wicking fabrics to help keep your staff cool on a busy shift. These to are easily branded to keep your logo visible throughout.
Waistcoat have become ever more popular and not just for country houses and 5 star restaurants. They have been adopted by all types of business and now don’t look out of place in cafes and pubs. Match these with a classy waist apron and shirt and you have a really on trend look. And lets not forget the branding, we use the most up to date embroidery machinery to give a great finish.
Premiers cost effective selection gives you everything you need to create a fantastic look and it’s easy to brand with your company logo. So, why not give us a call on 028 256 42446 to have a chat or just drop us an email.
Getting a polo shirt that is right for your business can be a little daunting at first as the number of styles and colours and fabric types that are available can be overwhelming. Most polo shirts are either cotton, polyester or a mixture of the two fabrics and all three have a different feel. It is down to personal preference which is right for you.
The newer polyester fabrics, like the Coolplus® polo shirt from Henbury helps draw moisture away from the skin keeping the wearer cooler and drier. Some people though prefer the traditional feel these polos still keep you cool but lack the same breathability.
Polos come in a huge range of colours, patterns and stylings. With contrasting panels, trims and pipping the colour combinations are almost in exhausting making it more likely that you will be able to find a match that suits your corporate colours and styles. Of course the easiest way to brand your polo is by embroidery. Hard wearing and able to create detailed designs embroidery is the choice for most organisations and is surprisingly cost effective. Polos can be printed or have heat transfers applied if that's the look you require.
Polos are a versatile and practical solution for every day uniforms whether its in the gym, building site or in a bar of cafe. Check out our extensive range for some ideas. If you would like some more information you can give us a call on 028 256 42446.