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As each workplace and job has different requirements and dress codes, it can be tricky to know exactly what you and your employees should be wearing. It represents your business, so looking professional and presentable is important, but it also needs to be practical.

No matter what you do for a living, Buytshirtsonline has put together a guide on how to choose the right workwear for your working environment.

 

Care and Health Work

Care and Health Work

If you’re working in a care or healthcare setting, comfort and practicality is key. A breathable polo shirt or t-shirt is ideal to move around in and easy to wash and care for – plus, short sleeves are a more hygienic option when working with patients.

A tabard is also a practical option for health and care workers, as it protects the clothes underneath and has a handy pocket to keep work essentials in. As you’ll be on your feet all day, make sure to add a comfortable pair of closed-toe shoes.

Agriculture

Agriculture

As agriculture workers primarily work outdoors, you’ll need clothing that can withstand the ever-changing weather and can handle a bit of mud. A pair of water-repellent but breathable trousers for rainy days or some zip-off trousers that can quickly be turned into shorts in warmer weather will have you covered, paired with a lightweight waterproof jacket and comfortable layers such as a cotton t-shirt underneath.

You’ll need to invest in a good pair of wellies or sturdy waterproof boots to make sure that you’re ready for anything the elements throw at you – they’ll need to be tough enough to keep your feet protected, but comfortable enough to wear all day. Make sure to wear moisture-wicking socks to help keep your feet dry.

Engineering

Engineering

If you’re based in an office, business casual is the way to go – think smart polo shirts or button-down shirts. For engineers working in the field, it’s always best to check health and safety dress codes first, but generally some sturdy boots, a hard hat and a high-vis jacket or vest will be needed.

Construction

Construction

Of course, when you’re dressing for a construction site, safety is always the main priority. Opt for a pair of tough but lightweight trousers that are easy to move around in, or trousers with knee pads for extra protection. A t-shirt that is lightweight but durable and hardwearing can easily be layered with a high-vis vest – if you’re working in particularly poor visibility, such as overnight works, high-vis trousers are also a good idea.

If you’re working outside, make sure to wear layers and a breathable waterproof jacket to help keep you warm and dry. Strong toe-capped boots are an absolute must on a construction site, as they help to protect against injury, so look for a pair with good ankle support and a strong sole.

Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating

If you’re a painter or a decorator, you can’t go wrong with a pair of classic white overalls for a practical and professional-looking way to help protect your clothes. Alternatively, a pair of durable work shorts and a lightweight t-shirt is the way to go – as long as you don’t mind them getting covered in paint!

Kitchens and Restaurants

Kitchens and Restaurants

For wait staff or front-of-house hospitality workers, a smart collared shirt will make a great first impression on your customers, and can be paired with a formal waistcoat. A full apron or half-apron will help to protect your clothes and give you a handy place to stash your notepad.

If you’re working behind the scenes in the kitchens, go for a pair of comfortable black trousers and a pair of non-slip shoes – and, of course, your chef’s whites. Wearing white in the kitchen may seem counter-productive, as it will show up stains, but classically it demonstrates a chef’s commitment to cleanliness, as well as keeping them cooler in a hot kitchen.

Delivery Workers

Delivery Workers

As a delivery worker, you are representing your business wherever your work takes you, so a branded polo shirt or t-shirt allows you to display your brand with pride. Pair it with some comfortable trousers for a smart but casual look.

Customising Your Workwear

Customising Your Workwear

Nothing gives as strong of a first impression as customised workwear – it immediately gives a sense of professionalism, and shows who your business is. We have a huge range of high-quality workwear across a number of different industries that can be customised, so no matter where you work, you can stand out from the competition.

To find out more about our personalised workwear, call Buytshirtsonline on 0192 857 9951 or email info@buytshirtsonline.co.uk.

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