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The best coveralls and boiler suits around

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Overalls, coveralls, or boilersuits – the workwear that provides you with the right level of protection and comfort so you can get on with the job at hand.  But is there a difference between the three items of workwear clothing, or ultimately do they all provide the same function?  Boiler Suits Originally the name boiler suit was thought to be associated with those workers that fixed and worked on coal fired boilers. This may be partially correct as boiler suits are extremely practical and cover a person’s entire body. Boiler suits in this capacity prevent soot from getting onto clothing...

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How to stay visible at work

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Hi vis workwear is vital pieces of clothing.  However, when choosing between the two hi vis colours, which one should you opt for?  Yellow or orange?  And is there really a difference in the level of protection they offer?  When comparing safety vest colours against each other many people will view the yellow as the brighter high vis, and if we look at this colour alone, this may be true; however, more variables need to be taken into consideration.  Factors affecting hi vis vest colours  Operating environment  In complex environments, people, objects, and colour can often compete against each other, so much so that it can be hard...

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Is now the time to replace your high visibility clothing?

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Even the most highly trusted, designed, and manufactured safety equipment in the world, won't last forever.  Safety workwear will need replacing overtime to ensure that it is still adequate for the job – keeping you safe while at work.  If your workwear is starting to look more than a little worn or is no longer safe to wear, it's time to shop around.  Hi-vis vests are one of the biggest pieces of workwear safety items for trade professionals.  However, to help keep hi-vis workwear performing, it needs to be maintained, and this is one of the areas to consider when looking at...

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Helly Hansen Workwear – The Chelsea Collection

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For outdoor protective workwear, the bar is set high when Helly Hansen enters the market.  A world-renowned brand Helly Hansen will never rest on its laurels as it continues to offer some of the best workwear pieces in the market.  Designed and manufactured for professional tradespeople, HH workwear is ideal for those operating in even the harshest of environments.  Using the most suitable materials and developing the best technology around Helly Hansen not only manufactures great workwear clothing, but they also test and test their workwear again.  Providing anyone who opts for Helly Hansen clothing peace of mind that when...

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Safety Footwear Guide

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Safety in the workplace is vital.  Playing a big part in keeping everyone safe on sites is wearing the right safety gear and footwear.  With safety footwear today, there's now a great deal of choice in style, type, and protection level.  No longer are we restricted to a bog-standard, uncomfortable, and heavy safety boot.  Today, we have a choice of brands, shoes, boots, trainers, and more!  Of course, this can also make it slightly more confusing and difficult when deciding on the most suitable footwear for you and your job role/function.  This is where Active Workwear comes in.   Below, we've...

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