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9 questions to ask when looking for a supplier of PPE and protective clothing

9 questions to ask when looking for a supplier of PPE and protective clothing

If you think that all PPE and protective clothing suppliers are the same, think again. When it comes to choosing a supplier, your decision should be based on more than just price or relying on the same company you’ve used for years. Consider these questions, then ask yourself if your supplier can provide the same service as Contego.

  1. Do you provide a WEARPACK® service?
    You need the process of getting uniform and supplies to your workforce as fast and easy as possible. That’s where WEARPACK® comes in. It’s a highly efficient service that labels workwear and items before they are sent to you, making internal distribution easy and offering the chance to track employees’ usage. At Contego, we ensure complete attention to detail when it comes to labelling items with the names of your employees to ensure easy fulfilment and simple internal distribution.
  2. Do you have an in-house embroidery service?
    It’s one thing ordering blank uniforms from a supplier, but if you want a bespoke uniform to represent your company, you’ll need your PPE and protective clothing supplier to offer an in-house embroidery and Heatseal printing service too. We have the capacity to produce over 3000 branded garments a day, allowing us to work with businesses big and small to produce high quality and durable workwear.
  3. Can you help me design a company uniform?
    Not all PPE suppliers have an in-house design team that can create bespoke products for you. We provide workwear that’s customised to your brand and that will keep your workers safe from the damage of chemicals, fire and foul weather – however you need it to perform – but that also represents your brand image. Take a look to see what we did for Wyevale Garden Centres.
  4. How quickly will I receive my order?
    Speed is usually essential, so before you commit to a PPE supplier, make sure they’re able to work to tight turnaround times. We aim to dispatch non-personalised workwear within 24 hours within the UK mainland, ensuring you get your goods as quickly as possible. We can work with you on your deadlines when it comes to bespoke clothing. All our parcels are tracked too, so you can keep an eye on the progress of your delivery.
  5. How can I be sure of the quality of your products?
    Be sure to check that your supplier provides the highest quality items and is able to provide all the applicable paperwork, especially when it comes to safety equipment. Look out for CE Marks and make sure that your supplier is adhering to the new EU guidelines when it comes to PPE.
  6. What is your returns policy?
    Sometimes products have to be returned, and it’s important that it’s an easy process, as we know you’ve got better things to do with your time. We have a simple 4-step returns process to keep things as straightforward as possible.
  7. Can I order online?
    You may be surprised that not all PPE suppliers offer the opportunity to buy online. At Contego, you can shop from our site and know that you’ll receive your order quickly.
  8. How can I manage my account easily and efficiently?
    We offer our clients an Online Management Portal, giving our customers the best insight into their account activity. Clients can check KPI reports, user usage reports, order tracking and more. Once you’ve experienced this level of service, you’ll wonder how you managed without it, so it should be another ‘must have’ on your checklist when it comes to choosing a PPE supplier.
  9. Can you show me what you’ve done for other clients?
    A good PPE supplier should be able to confidently talk you through how they’ve supported their clients. So ask to see case studies to learn more about their experience and expertise.

Contego Safety Solutions stocks a wide range of corporate workwear, protective clothing and PPE, including our WEARMASTER® range. We also provide a bespoke uniform design and manufacturing service to ensure that you get precisely what you are looking for in a company uniform.

The friendly and expert team at Contego Safety Solutions is always on hand to give advice and guidance on the right PPE and protective clothing for your needs. Contact us now on 0800 122 3323 or to discuss your requirements.