Selecting the right protective cold store clothing can be a challenge. Not only must the clothing meet relevant European standards like EN 342, but it must offer comfort, warmth and of course durability to the wearer. Budgets need to be considered too and like anything, you really do get what you pay for. It’s not cost-effective in the long run to purchase cheap PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as you’ll quickly find it’s not fit for purpose and will wear out, becoming ineffective.
So how do you make sure that you’re kitting out your team with the most durable workwear for optimum productivity?
Invest in the best
When budgets are tight, it’s tempting to opt for the cheapest option but this is almost always a false economy. You’ll find that by investing in highly durable and superior quality clothing, you’ll be extending the life of your workwear meaning you won’t need to replace it so often. Take for example the Endurance 690C glove. With unrivalled performance and durability, it’s arguably the toughest thermal freezer glove available.
The Endurance 690 glove has been reported to outlast leather freezer gloves by around 4 times, therefore benefiting in huge cost savings. It is highly insulated with impressive grip, warmth and flexibility, plus it features an innovatively designed Kevlar reinforced palm. Kevlar is best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour and is incredibly strong offering further longevity to the glove.
The entire Endurance clothing collection which includes jackets, trousers and salopettes has been tested according to EN ISO 12947-2:2002 which is the Martindale test for abrasion. It took an astonishing 100 000 rubs at 9kPa to show significant wear. To put this in context, heavy-duty commercial fabric is only required to pass 30 000 rubs, so over three times that at 100 000 rubs is a fantastic score.
Similarly, FlexiTog’s Chiller collection received almost as high a score on the HTTY ripstop fabric with 100 000 rubs at 9kPa. These garments are perfect for wearing in chilled areas and are one of the most durable options on the market – ideal for keeping workers warm, safe and comfortable in chillers or cold atmospheres.
Find out more
For further advice on what kit is the most durable that will last the longest and save you money, simply give our team a call on 01692 400300. PLUS, you can find out more about workwear clothing certification here or download The Complete Coldstore Clothing Guide.