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How Your Workwear Compares To Your Tools

It's about quality and testing ...


On site, you probably think of your tools of the trade as being trowels, hammers, screwdrivers, drills and saws. But anything you need to do the job can be classed as a tool and quality is always important ...

We believe you should consider your workwear as tools of the trade too!

We believe you should consider your workwear as tools of the trade too!

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Hand tools, power tools, plant and machinery. It can be anything from a tape measure to a drill and from a digger to your van. With the best quality kit, you can be more confident of getting the job done right, first time and every time.

"Your workwear should be
on that list too!"

Hi-vis jackets, safety helmets, work boots are all vital bits of kit and there are going to be occasions that without the right workwear, you won't even be allowed on site, let alone able to work.

Depending on your job, you're going to need different safety kit that complies with the relevant safety standards. Hi-vis certified under ISO 20471 will be needed to meet health and safety standards on sites in the United Kingdom.

When it comes to safety footwear EN345 has to be met, and there is a whole load of other certifications you need to consider for different types of safety kit you need.

"Certifications ensure that the quality of your workwear matches the quality of your power tools!"

As an example, when you buy a drill from Makita or Bosch, you can be sure that it meets all relevant safety standards. It's been tested to destruction and you can be confident that it's going to give you reliable service for years.

You should have the same confidence in your workwear:

  • What about your work trousers? Does the fabric score well in abrasion and tear testing? Do you need knee protectors? Room for small tools and your phone? Guaranteed for life double stitching?

  • Do your t-shirts and hoodies wick moisture away from your skin, keeping you dry and comfortable all day? Can you layer it up so you can work whatever the weather?

  • If you're working with electricity, open flames or welding equipment, is the gear you're wearing flame retardant and spark proof?

  • Do you want your workwear to last at least 5 times longer than streetwear ever could? It only takes a few minutes to make a pair of street jeans, but up to 50 minutes for a pair of fitters trousers.

Rugged & Tough are stockists of the leading workwear available in the UK and will always give you the best advice.

From Blaklader, Carhartt and Tranemo to Jobman, Orn and U-Power, we'll always recommend the right workwear for the right job. The gear we stock has been quality tested, just like your power tools so you can be confident they'll do the job for years to come.

And remember, we offer an in-house branding service so if you just want to kit yourself out or your entire team, then we can put your logo on anything you buy from us.

This video from Blaklader will give you an example of the standards quality workwear meets.

Visit us in-store just south of the Hockliffe lights on the A5 Watling Street, call us on 01525 211488 or take a look at high-quality workwear gear at our website. We look forward to helping you.

Until next time ...


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We stock the very best mens work and country clothing and kit. We use and wear the clothing we sell. We pride ourselves on our advice and support. We sell offline in-store and online Free UK delivery and returns. ''.... if it's not rugged & tough, we just won't stock it, in the store or online!''


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