Workwear, protective clothing, and high-visibility clothing should be tailored to the work environment, and in many situations, there are legal requirements for what clothing you must wear. The protection must be the one that best meets the user's requirements for protection level, comfort, and mobility. Workwear or protective clothing must not cause new risks. For example, you must ensure that the clothing does not have loose parts that can get caught in moving machinery parts or the like.

Choice of workwear and protective clothing

To be able to choose the right type of workwear, you must analyze the work environment you will be working in:

  • What risks are you exposed to?
  • What do you need to protect yourself against, such as various chemicals? Here you can find our chemical protection tables.
  • Do you need knee pads or similar due to your working position?
  • Are you exposed to heat, moisture, or cold in your work?

The purpose of protective clothing is to minimize the risk of bodily harm. Read more here about the selection of protective workwear.

Staying dry and warm on rainy days is important, especially if you are going to work all day. Different occupations have different needs for different rainwear. But how do you choose the right rainwear? We help you with the choice of rainwear.

In our standards for workwear, you can easily find the labeling of the garment required to comply with current regulations and protect yourself from the risks you are exposed to.

Risks of not being visible in the workplace

Visibility can be life-saving in many work environments. Many work in environments with heavy traffic and perhaps in low light where the risk of accidents is high. To minimize the risks, it is important to be clearly visible and as far away as possible. You do this by dressing in colors that have high visibility (fluorescent) and with reflectors in the right places. Read more about the risk area visibility.

Risks of not protecting yourself at low temperatures

A cold injury can cause lifelong problems such as impaired sensation and numbness. In the worst case, cold injuries can lead to the death of body tissue (frostbite). Other consequences are colds, fever, lung problems, etc., which are not only consequences for the person affected but also for the company's productivity. If you cannot eliminate the risk (build it away), you need to protect yourself. It is important to dress correctly and have control of the body's signals. Read more about the risk area cold injuries.