A Year of Protecting Worker Safety

A Year of Protecting Worker Safety
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As 2018 draws to an end, managing director Jim Lewis takes a look back at a momentous year for Contego Safety Solutions.

“As the end of 2018 draws near, it’s a good time to reflect on the progress that’s been made here at Contego Safety Solutions over the last 12 months, during which time we’ve implemented a lot of exciting changes that support our clients in keeping their staff safe and protected at work.

My own experience of inadequate hearing protection early in my previous career has stoked a passion for ensuring that protective workwear is absolutely optimum. For this reason we supply a huge range of excellent PPE products to ensure those undertaking the riskier jobs in our society are properly protected.

Just last month the Health and Safety Executive revealed that a staggering 71,062 non-fatal injuries were reported in 2017/2018 and, more worryingly, there were 144 fatalities at work. Keeping workers safe remains as important now as it has ever been and our own challenge continues, to adequately protect workforces with the right PPE and innovate with our industry partners to help reduce injuries and fatalities at work.

As such, Contego remains committed to bringing the very best in workwear, safety clothing and equipment to our customers. This year we’ve introduced even more products to our range, including new heavy duty kneepads and a range of baseball caps to be worn with hearing protection that can be professionally branded. And we continue to work with our clients to make sure we are providing the workwear they need, whether they’re operating in aviation, utilities, construction or any other industry reliant on PPE.

We’ve expanded our in-house embroidery service to offer more personalisation and branding on our products. We’ve invested in new machines to help us to handle requests even more quickly and at a market-leading quality. We’re turning personalised orders around faster, guiding our clients through the design process and delivering them using our Man-Pack service, so that internal distribution of new uniforms and safety equipment is as easy as possible.

2018 also saw the introduction of our new website, making purchasing safety clothing and equipment easier than ever before. We’ve made our website simpler to navigate, so finding information and products is straight-forwards. The shopping experience is smoother, while our new Online Management Portal provides a useful dashboard for clients to easily check-in with their account and monitor activity and usage. The feedback we’re getting tells us that you are delighted with the changes.

2019 marks my 24th year at Contego and I’m already looking forward to the fresh set of challenges it’s set to bring, as well as continuing our aggressive research and development programme.”

Contego Safety Solutions offers a comprehensive range of workwear, safety clothing and equipment, PPE and accessories, and an unsurpassed level of customer service.

Find out more about Contego Safety Solutions’ extensive range by downloading the Contego Catalogue now, visiting our website www.contegosafety.co.uk or contacting our friendly team on 0800 122 3323 or sales@contegosafety.co.uk.