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An A to Z Guide to PPE and Protective Clothing

An A to Z Guide to PPE and Protective Clothing

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE design and development, Safety workwear and uniform design

We love the PPE and safety clothing industry and, having been part of it for over 20 years, it’s safe to say we know it well. The crucial role that protective clothing and equipment play in keeping workers safe means that there are standards and guidelines covering its provision and use, prescribed by various authorities, […]

Frequently asked questions about PPE and protective clothing

What do I need to know about PPE and Protective Clothing?

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE news, Workplace health and safety tips

At Contego we pride ourselves not only on being a leading workwear and safety equipment supplier, but on being able to provide expert PPE advice and support to our customers whenever they need it. Over the years we’ve answered countless and diverse questions about PPE, protective clothing and work clothes and there are some that […]

Be safe; Be Seen - the importance of high visibility

Be safe; Be Seen – the importance of high visibility

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, Workplace health and safety tips

As the days get shorter and the Winter Solstice fast approaches, the job of ensuring workers can be seen during daytime hours becomes as important as it is at night. For roadworkers, airport ground service personnel and others working in potentially dangerous conditions, high visibility clothing is vital. Many factors must be taken into account […]

‘Tis the season to be careful

Working at Height Safely

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE design and development, Workplace health and safety tips

The nation’s high streets are being adorned with sparkling illuminations and colourful decorations to delight shoppers as they go about their festive shopping. But spare a thought for the workers who scale the heights every year to brighten up our Christmas shopping trips. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working at height remains […]

Hazards that roadside and traffic management workers face (and how to avoid them)

Hazards that roadside and traffic management workers face (and how to avoid them)

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE design and development, PPE news, Workplace health and safety tips

Britain’s roads are some of the busiest in the world. They are also some of the safest, according to the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA). However, while national figures show casualties are at their lowest level for over 40 years overall, injuries to UK’s the 4,000 road workers are on the rise. Ensuring the safety […]

A Burning Issue - Fire Heat Protection

A burning issue: fire and heat protection

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, Safety workwear and uniform design, Workplace health and safety tips

While protection from fire becomes a hot topic at this time of year, for some, fire and extreme heat are a year-round danger. Every year, thousands of injuries occur due to inappropriate or insufficient provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fire retardant protective clothing. And those working in industries such as aviation and utilities […]

Get Ready For Winter Working - How To Protect From Cold Stress

Get ready for winter working – how to protect from cold stress

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, Safety workwear and uniform design, Workplace health and safety tips

Feeling the cold is never pleasant. But exposure to icy conditions over a prolonged period of time can cause extreme discomfort, reduced productivity and even harm to a person’s health. Have you considered how to protect your workforce against the dangers of cold stress? Cold stress occurs when the body is unable to stay at […]

Get Ready For Winter Working - How To Choose The Right Footwear

Get ready for winter working – how to choose the right footwear

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE news, Workplace health and safety tips

The challenges of working in extreme cold conditions are many and varied. When facing extreme cold, our bodies are programmed to keep the core warm at the cost of the extremities by constricting blood supply to limbs and digits. In almost continual contact with cold ground surfaces and potentially ice, workers’ feet are in need […]

Get Ready For Winter Working - How To Choose The Right Outerwear

Get ready for winter working – how to choose the right outerwear

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE news, Workplace health and safety tips

With weather forecasters predicting the snowiest winter in the UK since 2010, when heavy snow forced the closure of transport networks and airports, now is the time to be thinking about protecting your workers from the effects of extreme cold. According to the Health and Safety Executive, by managing thermal comfort of your employees, you […]