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Monday, 21 July 2014

Beat The Heat This Summer - Top Tips To Stay Safe In The Workplace

The work environment can be full of treacherous conditions that put you at risk of a multitude of injuries, from minor, to those more serious and potentially life threatening. On top of the potential dangers many workers face each day, the summer months bring their own set of hazardous conditions that you may not realise until it's too late. 

While the main responsibility of your safety relies primarily on your employers, it's important that you and your colleagues are aware and able to avoid any dangerous scenarios before they develop. 



Drink plenty of fluids

Working outdoors in the hot sun can be incredibly taxing as hard work and high temperatures can quickly lead to severe dehydration. The key is to try and drink at regular intervals throughout the day to avoid dehydration setting in. If you wait until you're thirsty then it means you're already starting to become dehydrated. Dehydration can cause a number of serious symptoms such as dizziness, confusing and even fainting in severe cases, all of which are escalated when you consider the potential dangers this can create for those operating heavy machinery or working within hazardous environments. 

Water is still considered the best way to rehydrate your body, but sports drinks will also be just as helpful, allowing you to replenish your body with electrolytes. Coffee and high sugar drinks should be avoided if possible as they won't provide you with the adequate levels of hydration that water and sports drinks can provide. 

Take advantage of traditional sun protection

Whether you're working in an industrial setting, in the retail sector or anywhere else that causes you to have daily exposure to the sun, you can't beat the traditional forms of sun protection such as sun tan lotion, hats, caps and even sunglasses. A good sun tan lotion will help protect you from harmful UV rays that can burn your skin and cause other skin conditions, ultimately affecting performance and causing serious irritation. Due to winds and other environmental factors you'll experience when working outdoors, it's important to reapply the lotion every 2 to 3 hours else you run the risk of your skin no longer being protected. Hats and sunglasses can also aid in helping to provide added levels of protection but as long as it doesn't compromise the performance of any protective working clothing that you may be required to wear.  

Schedule your workload correctly

When it comes to scheduling your workload for the day, you should try and avoid working at peak times during the day when the sun is at its strongest. Although it's going to be hot regardless of the time of day, working either first thing in the morning or during the evening will allow you to avoid the sun when its at its strongest and complete your work without suffering excessive sunburn or dehydration, drastically improving working conditions and performance.  

Use summer orientated workwear

After the cold months, when it comes to wearing protective clothing, such as those of a high visibility and flame retardant variety, you may have become accustomed to wearing heavy, padded working clothing. Although this does provide you with added warmth and protection in winter, during the summer it only serves to be an added contributor to the extreme heat you're experiencing. Changing your workwear clothing to those designed for sunnier climates will allow you to be much cooler while still maintaining those high levels of protection your job requires. 

This means instead of a high visibility jacket you wear a high visibility vest, instead of workwear trousers you wear workwear shorts, instead of a flame retardant sweatshirt you wear a flame retardant long sleeve t-shirt, you can see the trend we've got going here.

All of these garments will provide you with the same levels of daily protection that your job requires in order to keep you safe within a hazardous environment without you having to suffer the stifling summer conditions that some protective workwear clothing would provide.  

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Stay Secure & Protected With 10% Off Dickies Workwear



Long hours, hot temperatures and tiring conditions take their toll on anyone, especially those working outdoors or in confined spaces with little ventilation. This taxing environment often causes a lot of strain on an individual and can be a contributing factor to various accidents and injuries which take place throughout the workplace.

To help you keep yourself and all of your staff protected regardless of the hazardous environment you may be working in, we are giving everyone a chance to pick up 10% off all Dickies workwear. Over the year,s Dickies have built up a glowing reputation as one of the leading suppliers of all things workwear. Whether you're looking for polo shirts, hoodies, safety boots, high visibility clothing or anything else which is appropriate for an industrial setting, our vast collection Dickies workwear clothing will provide you with everything you need.

All you've got to do is visit the Workwear Express website, browse through our large collection of high quality Dickies garments and choose those you would like to purchase. Once you're in the basket, simply enter the discount code DICKIES10 and you'll have 10% discounted from your order total.

This is a limited time offer so order today to make sure you take advantage of this fantastic saving. Visit: http://www.workwearexpress.com/dickies-workwear-m6

Friday, 27 June 2014

Serving Up A Winner With Wimbledon Clothing

While it may have been overlooked somewhat by events taking place at the World Cup in Brazil, after England's poor showing and early exit, focus has now shifted to sporting events taking place a little closer to home. Wimbledon, considered the home of tennis, welcomes thousands every summer as they descent on SW19 hoping to see the world's elite compete for the coveted major title while making the most of the intermittent British sunshine.

However, it's not just television, media coverage and spectatorship where we see a boom in tennis enjoyment, but also in parks, social clubs, sports venues and other locations. The public interest in Wimbledon serves as a catalyst in encouraging people of all ages to pick up a racket and have a game of tennis. This enthusiasm not only helps improve fitness over the summer months, but also makes up a vital component in helping to sustain British tennis at a grassroots level.

For many, it will be the only time of the year that they do actually play the sport, but the majesty and brilliance on display at Centre Court serves as inspiration at all levels to try and emulate shots played by the likes of Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. That being said, when hitting the court it's important to not only look the part, but wear clothing that's going to help give you the freedom of movement to perform at your very best (or atleast not look too bad!)

So if you're planning to hit the court in an attempt to follow in the footsteps of some of the all time greats or just improve your fitness and have fun in the process what should you be looking to wear? Take a look at a few of our choices below.


To few more products in our sports clothing section and find the perfect tennis outfit for you this summer visit: http://www.workwearexpress.com/sports-teamwear-c429

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Printed T-Shirts To Help Get Product Of A Postcode In The Fighting Spirit

Workwear Express have created a number of printed t-shirts for Product of a Postcode to help improve awareness for the fight night fundraising event the organisation will be holding later in the year.

Product of a Postcode are a non-profit organisation aimed at caring for and mentoring underprivileged children across the UK. The organisation was set up in memory of Kim Hutton and John Kennedy who worked tireless to help those less fortunate, both within the UK and throughout Europe.

As part of their on going process to help increase awareness and raise funds to help carry out other initiatives within the wider community, Product of a Postcode are hosting a charity fight night event at York Hall, one of Britain's best known boxing venues, on August 9th. The event will see a number of young fighters who have been working closely with the organisation compete in what has been described as white collar boxing event.

Those taking part have been trained by Tony Cesay, a former ABA champion who has also represented England at the World Amateur Boxing Championship, in order to improve their skills and fitness to be able to compete at the event. The idea is not only to help them showcase their newly honed talents in front of the York Hall audience, but also teach discipline, respect and give the fighters skills that can be transferable into other areas of their lives.  

Workwear Express have created a number of printed t-shirts for the charitable organisation containing the Product of a Postcode logo on the front of the chest. The t-shirts were printed using our in-house screen printing facilities which involved the t-shirts moving underneath an individual screen which holds one of the colours that make up the design.In this case there were 2 screens used for the black and the red parts of the design. Each of the 50 Fruit of the Loom t-shirts passed under the individual screens until the entire design had been applied to the garments. The t-shirts were then put through an industrial drier allowing the printed designs to set, ensuring a long lasting and high quality application. 

The t-shirts will be used at the upcoming Product of a Postcode Fight Night event, worn both by the fighters taking part and other individuals associated with the organisation. The organisation is also making the t-shirts available to purchase via their Facebook page with all proceeds going to aid the charity in the various initiatives they're running. 

For more information on the services offered by Workwear Express, to get a quote or browse the vast collection of products we have on offer visit: www.workwearexpress.com



Friday, 13 June 2014

Save 10% On All Fruit Of The Loom Garments


No brand has been synonymous for quality and value for money than Fruit of the Loom. Starting out in 1851 as a humble textile store selling cloth to local residents of Providence, Rhode Island, the company has grown over the century and a half to become a world leader in clothes manufacturing, selling t-shirts, hoodies and other garments to countless countries across the globe.

We at Workwear Express are very proud to be able to provide a wide range of Fruit of the Loom clothing to our valued customers at the best prices. As such we are currently offering all customers the ability to get 10% off all Fruit of the Loom clothing this weekend. To take advantage of this fabulous saving all you have to do is browse the Workwear Express store and choose from our vast collection of Fruit of the Loom clothing. Once you've chosen the garments you would like to purchase, enter the discount code FRUIT10 into the discount section to have amount deducted from the order total.

With dozens of individual garments available including t-shirts, hoodies, polo shirts, sweatshirts and much more, there's everything you could possibly need whether looking for staff uniforms for your business, promotional clothing for an event or even casual clothes for your wardrobe, we have it all.

Take a look at our wide selection of Fruit of the Loom clothing: http://www.workwearexpress.com/fruit-of-the-loom-m1

Thursday, 5 June 2014

World Cup T-Shirts - The Good, The Bad & The Slightly Risqué

With only 1 week to go until the start of the Fifa World Cup, fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting for the tournament to get under way when hosts Brazil take on Croatia at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

As one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, if not the biggest, the World Cup creates almost a party atmosphere with friends, family and those who share a love for football, coming together to enjoy the beautiful game and hopefully cheer their national side on all the way to lifting the Jules Rimet trophy.

It's not just on the pitch where the World Cup makes a big impact on people, but also through in their pockets of many with a wide range of garments created especially for the event. The euphoria that the World Cup brings and the passion towards your national side can be portrayed perfectly through some of the merchandising which is available to purchase in the run up to and during the competition.

While some choose to purchase the official World Cup shirts released by their respective national teams, with many World Cup shirts being sold by retailers at prices upwards of £100, many are opting to go for the cheaper option of having custom printed t-shirts. There are a whole host of printed t-shirts and other memorabilia that is released only not showing national pride, but creativity and fun all mixed up creating a stylish appearance.

Lets take a look at some of the most memorable t-shirts that we've seen, going all the way back to the the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.


We've all got those friends who get caught up in the hype around the World Cup and support England, despite not really knowing too much about football. This t-shirt places on the traditional red cross that is synonymous with England, but puts a slight twist on it with the text "How can you lie there and think of England when you don't even know who's in the team." It puts a whole new meaning on that well known phrase.



You can't go wrong with a good old caricature drawing. While the one in the picture shows Italy's legendary keeper Gianluigi Buffon, every player representing their country will no doubt have their own version of this t-shirt. It's fun, shows national pride, but also gives special attention to those individual talents who will do everything in their power to make their country proud throughout the competition.


We know at the start of this list we talked about great value World Cup printed t-shirts...well this is kind of at the other end of the spectrum. That being said it's one we just couldn't leave out. World renowned fashion label, Versace, have created their own version of a World Cup t-shirt especially for this year's tournament (where they got their inspiration from is anyone's guess.) Even if the bright, in your face design doesn't put you off, the price tag might...a whooping £410! Don't think you'll see too many of those worn in the pub.



Now these are a couple of t-shirts that caused a bit of controversy earlier this year, so much so that they resulted in them being pulled altogether. Created by Adidas, the t-shirts were designed to increase hype and interest in the World Cup being held in Brazil. All it served to do was annoy the Brazilian tourism board who requested the items to be removed as they encourage a "sexual tourism" image that the government have long been trying to shed. Bit of an own goal scored with those ones.

Long before we had player caricatures or rather risqué images and messaging, we had the good old fashioned, no frills football shirt. One which does what it says on the tin, telling you about the competition itself rather than those involved. That being said there were some subtle differences in colour combinations so you could still show a little bit of pride. The t-shirt shown in the picture due to the colour scheme was most likely created for fans of Belgium who had a colour scheme similar to those used. Ironically enough the tournament was actually won by the hosts of this year's competition, Brazil, who defeated Italy 4-1 in the final.

If you've got a better World Cup design that you think would look awesome on a t-shirt, why not get it printed yourself. For more information on how you can get your own selection of custom printed t-shirts created visit: www.workwearexpress.com

Monday, 2 June 2014

Save Yourself 10% On Portwest Clothing

Each week, we at Workwear Express bring you a range of fantastic offers that allow you to pick up your favourite garments at an affordable price, all of which can then be personalised with your own design, logo or text via screen printing, embroidery, heat seal transfer and much more.

This week we are giving you the opportunity to save 10% on all Portwest clothing in the Workwear Express store. Founded in 1904, Portwest has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of industrial workwear, offering a selection of high visibility clothing, flame retardant clothing, work gloves, safety footwear and much more. The Portwest brand has grown over the last century to become a world renowned name, employing offer 6,000 people worldwide, distributing to more than 84 countries.


With over 500 individual Portwest products available to purchase from Workwear Express you're guaranteed to find to something to meet your industrial workwear requirements perfectly. Whether you're looking for an entirely new staff uniform, some workwear for the warmer summer months or an upgrade of your current safety gloves and boots, we'll have everything you could possibly want, all with a 10% discount on top.

Simply visit the Workwear Express store, select the Portwest products you would like to purchase and then enter the discount code PORTWESTJUNE to have the discount applied to your order total.

This offer is only available this week so make sure you don't miss it by picking up the great saving today: http://www.workwearexpress.com/portwest-m93