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What PPE Clothing Do Tradies Wear?

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When I say the word ‘Tradie’ what comes to mind? That’s right, a lot of different professions like plumbers, electricians or carpenters. All of these professions are different in their day-to-day activities, but have one thing in common… their reliance on trustworthy and quality PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep them safe. No matter what trade you find yourself in, PPE is a fundamental and necessary part of the wardrobe.


PPE can come in many forms that cover a tradesperson from head-to-toe in protection against the harshest conditions they may face. Here are some of the most common pieces of PPE clothing and equipment you will commonly see on the worksite.


Hi-Visibility Workwear

When labouring on the worksite, you and everyone around needs to ensure you are visible in any conditions whether it be rain, snow or shine. For that reason, worksites make it mandatory for clothing to have at least 60% hi-visibility or reflective material. To meet this requirement, we recommend the FXD Taped Stretch Pants for superior performance and comfort. As for the top half, check out the Bisley 3M Taped Cool Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt and Cool Lightweight Drill Short Sleeve Shirt. With these products in your wardrobe, you will meet the mandated standard for hi-visibility whilst being comfortable and looking good! There are many options when it comes to high-visibility clothing, you can find a large selection here.


Bisley 3M Taped Cool Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt     Cool Lightweight Drill Short Sleeve Shirt


Flame Retardant Workwear

The safety of any worker on-site is of upmost importance, especially in professions where you will be dealing with open flames and incredible heat. Therefore, some professions require workers to wear clothing that complies with the International F/R Standards and meet a certain ARC Thermal Protection Value (ATPV) score. Finding workwear that both meets these strict standards and being comfortable enough to spend long hours in is a very difficult task… enter the DNC Patron Saint Flame Retardant Long Sleeve Shirt and Patron Saint Flame Retardant Cargo Pants. These two products will cover you in robust, reliable protection against the warmest conditions!


DNC Patron Saint Flame Retardant Long Sleeve Shirt    DNC Patron Saint Flame Retardant Cargo Pants


Protective Gloves

Gloves are a must-have for any job where your hands may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, heat and sharp objects. If you’re looking for a quality glove to keep your precious hands from harm, look no further than ProChoice’s Pro-Fit Grip Full Finger Gloves. These gloves provide the wearer with non-slip grip ideal for using power tools in dry, wet and oily conditions. Further, they are able to provide this security without compromising flexibility and comfort!


ProChoice’s Pro-Fit Grip Full Finger Gloves

Safety Glasses

The worksite can be a very fast-paced and crazy place where metal shards, rocks and sparks fly around! It is very important to keep your eyes protected from anything that may come your way with a pair of safety glasses. When you think safety glasses it is common to think of the less-fashionable plastic goggles worn by scientists in a lab, but I’m here to tell you that it is possible to be safe and fashionable on the worksite! With non-slip technology and UV400 protection, the Unit Storm Safety Glasses are a best-selling piece for many modern tradespeople. These glasses provide superior comfort and protection against all conditions you may encounter. However, if you’re looking for something less colourful then go with the Natty Kenneth Safety Glasses. These glasses are great for the indoors with transparent lenses and moulded nose bridge for superior comfort.


Unit Storm Safety Glasses     Natty Kenneth Safety Glasses


Head Protection

Perhaps the very first thing that comes to mind when the term ‘protection’ is thought of is a trusty hard-hat. Your brain is one of your most valuable organs, protecting it from any air-born debris or falling pieces of infrastructure goes without saying! Feel safer on the worksite by investing in a ProChoice Vented Hard Hat, it may just save your life!


ProChoice Vented Hard Hat


As you can see, there are many forms of PPE you may find on the worksite. For all of your PPE needs, WorkwearHub is the ideal one-stop destination to ensure you are safe and protected. We are dedicated to making sure you feel confident in remaining comfortable and protected in any profession you are in.

At WorkwearHub we offer free returns up to 60 days, so even if you aren’t completely satisfied with what you have invested in you can send it back hassle-free!

Get yourself some protective gear today by shopping our large range of PPE, Hi-Visibility Workwear and Flame-Retardant Workwear!

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