Why You Should Have High-Vis Gear For Different Seasons
If you have a job that requires you to don hivis workwear, you may not think about whether you need different clothing for different times of the year, but one publication has recently highlighted the importance of thinking about your workwear wardrobe.
Safety and Health Magazine noted that there have been a number of advances in high visibility clothing in recent years, not least of all the manufacture of such garments in warm-weather fabrics.
When you’re doing a physical job, it’s easy to get too hot at the best of times. Couple that with warm weather and clothing that offers poor ventilation or that can become soaked with sweat, and you’re likely to be very uncomfortable.
The publication notes that, luckily, many garment manufacturers have realised that workers need to be comfortable as well as visible while they’re at work and as such are starting to produce items in more breathable and lightweight fabrics that still comply with the regulations relating to high-vis colour standards.
If you only have one set of bulky and thick workwear that keeps you warm in the winter, but means you overheat as we move into spring and summer, you may want to look into the various options on offer.
Of course, there are some jobs where the need for protective clothing means you still have to wear bulky gear, but for others you could find you’re more comfortable by investing in T-shirts or jackets made from a polyester material known as no-hole mesh.
Given the latest bout of cold and wintry weather to hit the UK, you may not be ready to switch to summer workwear just yet, but it never hurts to be prepared for when the warmer weather does arrive in the country.
Written by Ad Rank One at 06/04/2018