Workers are likely to be in full force across the country as restrictions are being lifted and the sun appears to be more of a regular feature every day. Now that major roadworks and construction projects can get moving, it’s important to consider the safety implications that come from working out in sunny conditions. Even simple measures like the type of rescue and recovery clothing you are wearing can make a real difference in your productivity and adherence to important regulations.
When all said and done, safety and well-being is something that needs to be understood and implemented all-year round, whether we are going through turbulent winters or vibrant summers. Anyone working out in the current climate will need to therefore adapt what they are wearing in order to carry out their tasks to the best possible standards. With this in mind, we have taken a look at some common summer clothing used to help aid both general welfare and efficiency.
Hi-Vis T-Shirts and Polo Shirts
Being outside in the sun all day means there is every chance you are going to feel sweat around your body as you exert yourself physically. Only by wearing t-shirts with the capacity to remain dry during these periods can you perform without clothing weighing you down. We have a number of products, which come fully equipped with moisture wicking fabric to help your body feel cool and dry. With breathable solutions also incorporated into our range, you will be able to draw moisture away from the body.
A huge advantage from wearing t-shirts and polo shirts is the increase over manoeuvrability when performing certain tasks. Everyone knows that coats and long-leg trousers can make flexibility quite restrictive, leading to activities like pushing stranded cars a slightly more difficult thing to undertake. With your arms and hands free and ready to handle materials much more easily, you may be able to complete your working day without as many problems.
Following on with manoeuvrability, wearing shorts is also a simple yet effective way to ensure you can navigate even the most large-scale rescue operations with much more comfort and ease. Getting up and down buildings, or even crouching down to collect equipment are just some activities that can become more difficult with the restrictive movements that come from trousers. Once again, we have products which come with increased breathability to ensure you are not suffering with sweat on a daily basis.
Visibility is also key in order to ensure you can be seen by fellow workers, especially if you are operating dangerous equipment. So, make sure to select shorts that come with illuminating colours for the best possible visibility for you and any team members. A number of designs also come equipped with stretchable material to help people who may need to reach out their legs at any stage.
Maintaining suitable levels of visibility is often vital for recovery jobs where impeccable accuracy and measurement is needed for certain methods to take a positive effect. Although the sun can be a lovely addition to the working day with pleasant conditions being established, you may also find that its presence can provide striking amounts of light that may distort your concentration. So, why not check out the Portwest Bump Cap, which has a padded crown to act as a shock absorber. It also features a six panel design with ventilation ports to allow cooling airflow.
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