We're finally starting to move away from the long, cold winter and into the crisp spring season. It might be time to put the insulated hats and gloves away but spring is highly volatile, with lightning storms being as likely as bursts of bright sunshine. As well as ensuring the working site is prepared for the predictably wet weather, you need to make sure your workers are suitably dressed for the outdoors. Here are seven of our top lightweight workwear picks for spring.
Working outdoors can come with its fair share of risks, and one of the more dangerous hazards you and your team are facing is lightning. Although it's a hazard which is usually overlooked because we don't see it too regularly in Britain, it's something which needs highlighting because of the risks it brings. In the case you and your team are going to be working on a site where lightning can occur (very likely over the coming months), it's important you conduct a lightning risk assessment. Here's what you need to do.
High visibility clothing isn't a fashion statement - it's a necessity to keep workers safe. They allow wearers to be easily seen in a variety of light conditions - from darkness and other low light conditions to even broad daylight if much of the wearer's body will be obscured from view. Here are some tips on how to pick hi vis vests for your team.
Lightning is an occupational hazard that's often overlooked, but it shouldn't be because it can severely injure or even kill outdoor workers, particularly if they're working at height. Here are some tips on how to protect your workers in spring and maintain lightning safety outdoors.
Now that the long, cold winter is finally coming to an end, it's time to think about spring workwear for your drivers. Just because your drivers aren't as exposed to the elements as outdoor workers are doesn't mean their workwear is any less of a priority. Drivers often work long, gruelling shifts and what they wear should keep them safe, warm and comfortable while still falling in line with your company's image. Here's our outdoor workwear checklist on what your drivers should be wearing in spring.
The weather can play a huge role in dictating whether or not it's safe to be working outdoors. Working in high winds is a risk that's less discussed but it can be just as deadly to ignore. Workers need to know the risks and hazards associated, and how best to mitigate them. Here are our tips.
Making the switch from the winter weather to spring can still bring many hazards to the construction site, especially when wet weather is going to be common. As the seasons change, so should the set-up of your site because of how wet and dark it will be at times. This isn't enough to stop the project altogether, but measures can be put in place to keep everyone safe. Here's how to protect your site for wet weather.
When you're providing equipment to your outdoor workers, you can't rely on any typical workwear gloves. Construction, landscaping, forestry and even roadworks all need different types of gloves because of the safety elements featured in each one. This is especially important for riggers as the work here requires a number of areas to be covered. So, here's what you need to look out for when buying rigger gloves.
Topics: Outdoor Workwear
When your workforce are facing the cold conditions, it's your job to provide them with the safest workwear possible. Although you can't control the weather for when your employees are on site, you can still take some important steps to help them avoid illnesses such as a cold and the flu. With these cold-related illnesses accounting for 34 million work days lost in 2016, a good step for you to take is to move away from the regular workwear and consider thermal insulated coveralls instead.
Now that winter is coming to an end and the ground is finally starting to thaw, your grounds maintenance team will have much more work to do. The warmer weather means that your employees can get to work outside, clearing winter debris and preparing the worksite for the months ahead. Make sure your team is working safely and efficiently by ensuring you're providing them with the appropriate workwear and equipment. Here's our guide to all of the grounds maintenance PPE your team will need.