Choosing the right workwear for warehouse work is not just a question of ensuring that it is suitable for the tasks ahead of you – the temperature in the warehouse is also a factor. Below, we have selected several items of workwear that match the different functions, but which also take the working temperature into account.
Workwear for warm warehouses
In warehouses where the temperature are above 18°C, a different sort of workwear will be required as to what is needed in a cold working environment.
When a warehouse is warm, it is important that the warehouse workers are dressed accordingly. Working in warm temperatures causes the body to quickly get hot when engaged in hard physical activity. The easiest solution for the worker is to remove one or two layers of clothing without it being too troublesome. This simple way of regulating temperature enables the employee to continuously adapt what he is wearing according to the temperature and level of activity – without overheating or freezing.
In addition, it is important that the workwear has a good fit. Workwear which is too tight can cause chafing, while clothing which is too loose may fail to keep the worker warm as the degree of activity changes in the course of the working day. When the temperature rises, the body will suffer from strain, and the physical work becomes harder, because the circulation is strained and the blood pressure may fall. Therefore, it is advisable to change what you are wearing depending on the activity level and temperature.
Our Light series is the perfect choice when working in warm environments, as it allows the wearer to combine and remove clothes during the day.
Suggested products for working in warm warehouse environments:
Workwear for cold warehouse environments
A cold warehouse environment will typically be a cold store or a storage facility for items which do not require a heated warehouse environment.
The most important thing in a cold warehouse is to wear enough clothes so that you do not freeze. The body is so designed that its temperature falls immediately the surroundings become so cold that the body is not able to produce as much heat as it is dissipating. This means that the body automatically cools down to save energy. When this happens, the body is far from as efficient as it would otherwise be, and you will then not be able to perform your work as efficiently as if you were warm. To avoid this situation, it is important to be properly dressed.
Workwear must meet two requirements; if you are not particularly active for shorter or longer periods in the course of the day, then it must ensure that you can stay warm in the cold environment. On the other hand, if you are very active, the clothing must allow the heat to escape from the body.
Our Combat series offers a wide range of garments for working in cooler warehouse environments, but also several items which are particularly suitable for working outdoors in the cold. Combining garments in the Combat series would provide the perfect solution.
Suggested products for working in cold warehouse environments:
Wick moisture away from the body
In order to keep your body dry, it is important that you choose clothing that lets the skin breathe while wicking perspiration away. Our product range includes socks that contain both wool and Coolmax®. The wool keeps you warm, while the Coolmax® helps to keep your feet dry.
Our thermal underwear is also designed to wick perspiration away from the body to achieve the highest degree of insulation. However, it is not a good idea to wick moisture through the innermost garment layers unless it can also pass through the outer layers. Therefore, we also have jackets with the same functionality. They are equipped with our unique FE-Tex membrane, which ensures that moisture can escape from the body – while at the same time insulating against the cold.
Accessories for cold warehouse work:
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