Workwear and Equipment For Care Workers

hp298_hb_frontI thought it worth posting this information because I recently had the good fortune to work with a home care provider. Good for 2 reasons, 1st it got me a new customer, and secondly it enabled me to get some much needed help for my elderly parents.

My parents are fast approaching 90 years of age, and they are starting to need help with their daily activities such as washing, dressing, preparing food etc. And although my sister lives close by, and I am not too far away, it is difficult to be on call at all times due to work and family pressures.

That is where home care comes in, and for us was a life saver. They can give all of the help that we would like to do if it were possible, and my thanks go out the the care company. You can view their website here for more information

But from the meetings that we had with them, it was also apparent that they were lacking in quite a few areas of safety and hygiene related equipment and supplies, so we were able to help them with that too. A real win win.

I thought it would be nice to post some information about what this type of business can do for anyone else in a similar situation to mine, so here it is, and I hope that somebody finds it useful…

Read more to find out why Community Healthcare is Important to All of Us

A community’s health largely depends on not only learning but also responding to challenges that tend to change over time. Community healthcare generally involves continually developing and improving social and physical environments and also expanding the community resources that enable individuals to mutually support each other when it comes to performing entire functions of life.

Community healthcare providers place your health high on their agenda and we strive to offer access to such things as peace, social support, adequate resources, advice, and comfort, especially to those battling or recovering from sickness.

Hospital to Home Care

Once in a while, we might get sick and this might require us to visit a hospital for treatment. Sometimes it may involve a simple treatment to get us feeling fine while other times an operation will be required.  Often, when an operation is involved or any other treatment of a similar nature, it can bring forth the option of  nursing care or residential home. This can be so daunting, especially the thought of never going back to your lovely home.

We clearly have your interest at heart and that’s why our hospital to home care services are designed to help you not to go through such.  Our caregivers can help you to recuperate by ensuring that you settle back in your usual surroundings. Even then, you will still have access to social workers, nurses, and hospital doctors who offer you additional support.

Better still, we’ll seek the help of the hospital’s discharge team in ensuring that prior to your return at home, all the necessary resources have been put in place. A complete risk assessment will be carried out so as to get rid of any health and safety hazards. When you finally return home, you will have access to all that is needed to speed up your healing.

Our team of staff will also be ready to offer any other additional care the patient will need. Whether it’s a healthcare assistant or support worker, we have them all. You can still have one of our staff accompany you during your transfer from the hospital to your home just to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the journey.

Generally, you can expect to have our support regardless of your condition. This includes for:

  • Post-operative patients who wish to carry on with recovery back in their homes.
  • In-patients who prefer to go back home soon after discharge.
  • Persons currently at home after spending some time in hospitaladele_2_2

Our mission will always be to:

  • Offer our patients the highest quality of comprehensive health care, and also innovative health care services.
  • Provide compassionate, personally convenient, cost-effective and supportive health care
  • Recruit the most qualified staff capable of offering encouragement and optimum support to the patient so as to ensure the patient’s success in having a happier and healthier life.
  • Continually enhance the quality and efficiency of all our operations and services so as to ensure all the patients we attend to only have access to the best community healthcare

As a community healthcare provider, we believe that everyone in need of healthcare deserves support, advice and above all, comfort.  We are so happy to offer you that so as your stay at home while recovering will be among the  best moments of your life.

I really hope that you found that informative, and it may help somebody to get the help they need at the time of life when they are most vulnerable.

The video below is from a workwear provider for nurses and other medical staff, and is interesting in that it shows the type of workwear available for this industry.

If you are looking to buy a hard hat for safety at work, read these tips.

For anyone working in dangerous environments, where personal injury could result from electricalhazards, impacts or falls, when working in enviroments such as outdoors where falls, falling items, package handling or construction to mention a few, a hard hat is probably a safety necessity.

Your employer or trade organisation will probably have guidance and recommendations as to what type of hard had you should be wearing, and there are many different types to consider, such as aluminium, HDPE, full brim versions and of course the standard hard hat, but you should consider the following points before making your choice.


In the recent past the material of choice for protective hard hats was aluminum. It is strong and light, and easy to wear, but it is also very conductive to electricity, so has therefore been replaced by modern polymers, such as high density polyethylene, otherwise known as HDPE, and this is now the go to type of safety hat material.

Aluminium is still worn in some environments, where electrical injuries are not a consideration, but they are now an unpopular choice.

Consider Your Working Area

Your work environment needs to be the deciding factor when looking at hard hat alternatives. If your work place has a danger of falling objects, be they large, such as boxes or tree limbs, or small, such as small stones or styrofoam, these factors should guide your decision. There are lighter alternatives to a full safety hat, such as a bump cap, which may suit your environment better.

As well as falling objects, hard hats also protect the wearer for bumps to the head, maybe from falls or slips, banging against objects or hitting the head on overhead items. Hats can also be bought with additional side impact protection if that is required, and can also be fitted with eye and ear safety protection too.

They are also essential when working at heights, such as on scaffolding or roofs, such as this safety hat worn by a good example of a safety first roof tile repair service in Arnold Nottingham.



Protection From Electric Shock

There is a comprehensive grading structure to determine the electrical conduction resistance of hard hats, ranging on a scale of E, G and C, with C standing for conductive, and E offering the best resistance to electric shock.

For anyone working in an area where electrical shocks to the head are possible, a hard hat with the correct rating should always be worn to protect the worker from electrical charges to the head.
Consider Your Comfort

Safety of course is the reason for wearing the hat in the first place, but comfort should always be a consideration, because if a hat is uncomfortable, there is always the temptation to remove it.

Most modern hats have a suspension system, which protects the head, and allows air to flow, keeping the head cooler and more comfortable. The adjustment system is usually by a ratchet or pin system, and you may find that you prefer one type to the other.

So to conclude, always check to see which type of hat is recommended for your working environment, be sure that you are wearing the correct protection at all times, and always stay safe.

Check out the headwear safety video below as a reminder of how important hard hats are to your health.

Hearing Protection

Noise Induced Hearing loss- or NIHL Hearing, as with any other body part, will over time beging to wear out, from over use, over exposure and aging.

Despite industry and government regulation, hearing loss caused by exposure to noise is a growing problem. And regulations in the construction industry pertaining to hearing are relatively low. So there are in fact limited guidelines in place for NIHL in the industry.

NIHL is cumulative and gradual, so a safer quiter work site means that hearing will stay better for longer. The basics are that the closer and longer you are exposed to loud noises, and of course the louder the noise, the more damage that is likely to occur. Surprisingly, some solutions to the problem can be really simple, and bought from you local hardware store.

So what can we do to lesson noise induced hearing loss? Here are some ideas.
The recommendation from OSHA, the occupational safety and health agency, is that ear protection should be worn when sound level reaches 85dB, but many think that is too loud. In a construction environment there are many noisy pieces of equipment, the whole place is loud, so companies should be providing workers with adequate hearing protection.

Historically workers have sometimes been wary of ear plugs and protectors because of the need to communicate and hearing danger calls or heavy equipment approaching. But today’s hearing protection is advanced enough that it protects and cancels out dangerous background noises, but will allow the user to hear a face to face conversation.

These are known as hear-through protection, and are ideal for busy construction environments, as well as other general working situations, such as printing, engineering, roofing, carpentry, even for instance in a local carpet cleaning business, where the operator is exposed to a lower level of noise, but that noise is constant for most of the day, and is usually enclosed in a small room, so the effect is cumulative noise reducing ear protectors

Noise protection like this is not inexpensive, and usually costs around $60, but how do you put a price on your hearing. Damage can be prevented. If you are being exposed to loud noises over long periods, whether it is around machinery or maybe close to traffic, always wear protection. You as an operator needs to be pro active and look after your own hearing.

Control the Noise
In many cases, noise can be limited quite easily, by adding mufflers to equipment, only using noise reducing saws and saw blades. Try to build simple but effective barriers to isolate noisy generators and machinery, just a large piece of plywood works as an effective noise barrier, keeping workers away from the danger. The damage to hearing over time can be reduced dramatically just by taking these simple steps.

What is a preventable disease will be a heavy burden to the construction industry if not addressed properly and promptly. So the best advice is to take steps to safeguard your own hearing by buying the appropriate protection, whether you work in a factory or mow lawns for a living, speak with a hearing professional who will be happy to show you the best equipment available to keep your hearing safer for longer. Regardless of how loud it becomes in your workplace.

Why you should wear safety clothing!

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We realize that being cautious can take time and money, but it will save you both in the long run! Every year, thousands of people get hurt, become stuck at home, and often lose their job due to injury. It can change your life in an instant. There are so many things in this world that we cannot prevent from happening, but taking safety precautions is not one of them. Due to that fact, we offer so many safety clothing options!

Like any other safety clothing, you need to consider your needs. Do you need fire resistant, water proof, slip proof, or cut proof clothing? Does your job require you to be outside? Then you may need safety clothing with reflectors and that are a bright color? Will your clothing need to meet certain standards like OSHA regulations? Do you need to be covered head to toe or just focus on a certain area, like gloves for your hands?

Are you only going to use the item once, or does it need to last a while? Does your company require certain colors to be worn while at a job site or in the work place? What about the environment around you? You may need rain gear or insulated clothing depending on what the weather is like in your area. There are a lot of factors to consider, but we want to help you make the right choice!safety hats and hi visibilty vests

If you are still confused about what type of safety clothing you may need, just start from your head and work your way down. Hats, including hardhats and sun visors, maybe needed along with cold weather headgear and liners for above your shoulders. You may need all over body protection like overalls or aprons for your core. Either of those may come with reflectors, or you may decide that you need a reflective vest.

In addition, a safety belt may be of use if you do not need a full reflective vest, but still want to be able to be seen easily. Safety gloves and cut resistant sleeves might be useful for your arms and hands. Then of course you have to protect your feet! Boots, shoes, and even protectant socks may help you stay warm, dry, and safe, depending on your work environment of course!

Take a look at this comprehensive guide which covers just about all situations.

And don’t forget eye and ear protection. It only takes an instance to damage your eyes and ears, and it will have an impact your life for ever. Think about the dangers every day and take the appropriate action. It all depends on what you need to stay safe in your work environment!!

I like to include a video in my blogs, and this one really hits home about the importance of eye protection. Watch it and learn!

Safety Footwear

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Your feet are a lot more important than most people treat them as being. They carry you through life and unless you have ever had to go without them for a period of time, you probably do not realize just how much you rely on them. That is why keeping them safe is so important.

Protection from the obvious, falling objects, punctures, cutting and electrical hazards are some major benefits. I don’t think many people want their feet, or any part, to be punctured, cut or electrocuted and our safety footwear can prevent that! Many of these issues are caused by things going on in your work zone and in many cases certain safety footwear is required.

For example, in the logging industry, logging boots are required which have cut resistant material, are water proof and support the ankle to help the loggers protect themselves against working hazards. Have you thought about extreme weather? If you work outside, you have probably at some point thought about the cold weather, but water can do some damage too.

Despite wanting protection from freezing temperatures that can cause frost bite and hypothermia, remember you need good blood flow too. Consider the conditions you are in, or could be in, like rain, sleet, and snow when choosing your footwear.ladies safety shoes

Prevention is another benefit. Falls, trips, and slips can all happen because a person is wearing the wrong type of footwear for the environment they are in. Although many work places try to prevent this by installing anti-slip flooring in areas and keeping the place clean, take your safety into your own hands and prevent any accidents yourself. The image here is of stylish ladies shoes that meet health and safety regulations. A nice alternative and offer high safety protection too.

Did you know safety shoes can also help to prevent fatigue? You, or your employees, may be standing all day on hard flooring too, like cement or tile. This really does put a strain on your body a drain in your energy. By choosing the correct footwear, this can all be avoided. With the proper support and cushioning, your muscles will have to do less work, hence saving yourself some energy.

Have you considered needing protection from burns? Depending on where you work, you may not need this type of protection, but do not forget about chemical burns. If you are around hot metals, cement, or chemicals, be sure to get boots made of a durable material. OSHA regulations always need to be met, so make sure you know what they are for your workplace! For more information read this footwear safety fact sheet PDF.

One of the most common times for accidents is in the summer, when we are tempted to replace our usual safety work shoes for something cooler and easier to wear in warmer weather. I have heard of some horrible accidents as a result of wearing sandals in place of steel toe boots. If something bad is going to happen, you can bet it is on the one day that you decide to leave your protective boots in the locker and wear a cooler alternative instead. Don’t do it!  It isn’t worth risking your toes for a day of cooler feet.

If you need any further persuasion, watch this video to see how safety boots would protect your foot from damage when it is run over by a fork lift.

An Introduction to Work Wear

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Depending on your line of work, safety in the workplace is vital, albeit in some situations more than others. Our job is to keep you safe. We do that by providing top of the line safety work wear for you and those that work for you. The work wear that we have has all been tested and created by only top of the line manufacturers. The wide variety of Personal Protective Equipment that we supply range in the degree of safety needed.

For example, you may need steel toe boots if you are out on a construction site or slip-resistant shoes if you are working in a kitchen. Maybe you need a respirator? We have everything from a one-time use, disposable respirator to the full face mask. Essentially think of protecting yourself head to toe and know that we cover everything between!

Items such as; head gear, ear protection, eye protection, respiratory, clothing, gloves and footwear. Clothing can be a bit of a generic term, but it includes items like allonfoot protective boots image(varying degrees of protection) coveralls, fire retardant clothing, and reflective clothing. All of the clothing comes in different colors so that you can personalize just about anything to your company’s color scheme.

In addition to physically protecting your body, we also provide other workplace safety materials like tape, absorbents, cleaners and first aid kits. Obviously we all hope that by wearing safety work clothes and gear that we can avoid all potential issues, you should always be prepared. Plus most places require additional safety measures. Going back to the construction zone, not only are you required to wear a safety hat, but also have a large enough first aid kit for the site, depending on how many people you have working there.

Feel free to peruse our site. We are sure you will be able to easily find what you are looking for. We also offer competitive pricing and shipping deals. Note that some of the items we offer come in large quantities so that you can buy more for less.

This is often best for companies that need to supply protective equipment and wear for a lot of employees, or if your job requires that you change your safety wear often. We pride ourselves in supplying the equipment that you need to stay safe, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate. We would be happy to help.

At the time of writing we are just in the final throes of setting up an arrangement with a nationally recognised supplier of work wear and safety equipment, which we will be able to offer at discounted pricing, so check back with us or contact us using the form on this site so that we can keep you updated with offers and information as we have it.

To get an idea of the type of items that we will be able to offer, check out this website here

This video has some great safety tips that we all should remember to follow.

Dressing for Work



In the modern era we live in, we’re all kind of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, two split personalities – one that goes to work, and another one, that we become after the work is done. There are not so many people that can truly say that they do what they love, and even they have to conform in a way in order to blend in and look properly on their jobs. Many of us don’t ever dress up as we do when we are working, and getting started can be exceptionally frustrating. So, what can you do?

Image – for some people and some types of jobs – looks is as important as skill. Business people and employees in such companies, especially large ones can vouch for that. The right clothes and shoes can mean a difference between a good and bad job or no job at all. Having a preset image of what message you want to convey and what impression you want to leave is a must. Dress to impress, to put it short. Your style will change here, and the point is to blend in while you still stand out. This might be difficult, since it is a little confusing and not entirely honest. You will want to look like everybody else, in order to adept to the environment but you will also want to stay unique in those boundaries so you can be noticed.

129748091First impression – make sure that you always leave a good impression. Especially if you work with people, in big companies or service industry. In big companies – contacts are everything and reputation is even more important. You will make your life so much easier if you dress right since it is the first step in making people getting to know, trust and love you. If you are working in the service industries, I don’t even need to tell you how important the first impression is. If you are working for tips – dressing right, along with a good attitude is your best weapon.

Shoes – women love shoes, that is a known fact, but the shoes are an important part of business appearance for everyone. For ladies – the advice is to stay away from high heels. They may look great but in a long run, they will cause more troubles than they do good. If you haven’t figured it out yet on your own – high heels cause back pains, feet sores and all kinds of problems with legs. What you can do if you simply can’t live without heels is wearing shoes that have smaller heel to minimize the effect or only wear them in certain occasions or times. For gentlemen – even if you don’t care much about shoes, you need to, at least a little bit. One of the first impressions conveyed on the first glance will be the shoe you are wearing. It is said that ladies will show staggering 80% less interest in guys with dirty shoes without even thinking about it, so think about that.

This is a website that I like that has stylish work clothing at very reasonable prices. Take a look and see if you agree.