A Winter Uniform Survival Guide

Monday 15th October 2018

As winter is fast approaching, now would be the perfect time to assess and plan your uniform accordingly. In this post we will talk about the different ways in which you can ensure your employees are safe and warm when the weather changes. By creating a well-thought out uniform, companies could see many benefits; such as a reduction in winter sickness levels and even increased productivity. With proper winter attire, employees are less likely to suffer injuries and sickness due to dropping temperatures and harsher weather conditions. This post will talk you through a few options that your business could consider to improve your winter uniform.

The 3 in 1 jacket:

This is a must have for any outdoor employee. Most of our customers have adopted a 3 in 1 jacket to their winter wardrobe. With a warm inner fleece and waterproof outer jacket, this is suitable for all weather types. The jacket can be carried through to the summer months by removing the fleece under the jacket, leaving a light weight waterproof for summer showers. These are also easy to brand. Here at Creative Emporium we usually use transfers that can be applied directly onto the garment. With our expert advice we can assess the suitability of each garment and advise the best way to brand. The fleece on the inside can also be branded to make it a stand-alone product if necessary.

The Sweatshirt:

Many employees that work outdoors would thank their employer for a sweatshirt. Easy to wear with a soft fabric inside, the sweatshirt is a comfortable option for outdoor activities. Many of our suppliers offer a range of sweatshirts because of their popularity. These come in an array of thicknesses and weights making them incredibly versatile for each customer’s specific requirements. Sweatshirts can also be branded in a variety of different ways; however, the most popular would be to embroider due to the fabric type.

The Base Layer:

Often described as long-johns or thermal vests, these items become a staple piece in any outdoor uniform. Many of our customers purchase these in the winter months to protect their employee’s from the harsh winter months. Base layers are made in a comfortable stretchy fabric so they can be worn under any garment without feeling uncomfortable or bunchy. A lot of the fabrics that base layers are made from are designed to draw away moisture, making them the perfect garment for employees that perform physical labour outdoors.

The fleece:

An excellent uniform piece that looks smart while offering ultimate warmth. The soft micro-fleece traps in heat, leaving the employee comfortable and warm. With nearly every one of our suppliers offering fleeces, Creative Emporium have a wide selection and sizes for your every needs.

Rain trousers:

Everyone knows that once you are soaked from the rain, any outdoor activity becomes a chore. To protect employees from this, a rain trouser is a brilliant way to keep them dry and comfortable. These garments can be worn over trousers, adding an additional layer of warmth as well as protection from the rain. Team them with a high quality waterproof jacket for the ultimate winter protection.

The Accessories:

Items such as thermal gloves are a must have for any employees that work outdoors. A well-known fact is that a lot of heat can be lost through the head; thus, it makes perfect sense to include a hat in a winter uniform. From bobble hats to thermal, there is something for every requirement. Scarves are also an additional extra that would make an outdoor labourer a little more comfortable.

Working outdoors in winter is far from fun and games when the weather is poor; however, with the correct uniform, employees will be protected from the harsh conditions which in turn makes their workload easier. Uniforms by Creative stock every product discussed in this article. We can also source any special requests that you may require. We have a vast supply base that caters for almost every uniform need. Get in touch now to see how we can improve your uniform!

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