This Sunday at 2am, once again the clocks will be turning back an hour. As we wave goodbye to spring and summer we say hello to autumn and winter.
When the clocks go back, days become shorter and nights set in earlier. When this happens,risk to employees increase if working in faded daylight, health and safety is key at this time of year.
Throughout this period of the year it is key when the dark nights have set in that projects are still undertaken competently and on time, but in a safe manner without risk.
Visibility for workers are limited throughout the winter period with the dark night setting in earlier than normal, meaning workers must be more engaged and have more awareness with their working surroundings as there are more risks at this time of the year.
Be prepared and stay safe!
Top 10 products for dark nights:
Portwest Hi-vis 7-in-1 Traffic Jacket
Highly innovative 7-in-1 jacket is adaptable for any situation that may arise. Waterproof and breathable to the highest EN standards, the jacket has multiple features and benefits such as ample storage space, concealed hood and fleece lined collar.
Portwest Contrast Coverall Lined
A garment designed to be completely practical and safe the Contrast Coverall protects the body against wet conditions whilst ensuring safety. The quilted liner gives extra warmth. Features: Elasticated back waist, CE certified, Contrast panels, Inner ribbed cuffs and a phone pocket.
Dickies Hi-vis Polo Shirt
The Dickis Hi-Vis Polo Shirt has two 5cm high visibility strips around the body and one over each shoulder. Ribbed cuff on sleeve. Rib polo collar with three button plackets. Conforms to EN ISO 20471:2013 Class 2.
Projob 6303 Hi-vis Fleece
Jacket in anti-pilling fleece, Zip up to collar. Breast pocket with zipper. Softshell reinforcements at cuffs, side pockets and jacket hem. The Projob 6303 also has articulated sleeves and thumb grip.
Yoko Women’s Hi-vis Executive Jacket
A superb tailor-fit women's' hi-vis windproof, waterproof & unpadded breathable jacket. Conforms to EN ISO20471 Class 3 and EN 343:2003 + A1:2007 Class 3.3. Fully taped seams to ensure waterproof and self-colour mesh lining for best breathable quality.
Portwest Junior Colour Bright Vest
This Junior Vest features a youthful design by using angled reflective tape and contrast coloured binding. Available in a wide range of colours. Features: Reflective tape, hook and loop closure.
Scott Winter Cap Hi-vis
First Base 3 Winter Bump Cap helps safeguard employee health and safety by maintaining worker alertness and letting them concentrate solely on the task in hand. 360 degree reflective strips provide the best possibility to be seen in all light conditions, helping alleviate potential accidents in today's zero harm business cultures.
Portwest Vision Hi-vis Rain Jacket
The stylish and functional Portwest Vision Rain Jacket will ensure you stand out from the crowd. Made from our renowned 300D Oxford PU coated durable stain resistant fabric this jacket includes many outstanding features including the new Insulatex heat reflective lining panel which reflects heat back into the body ensuring maximum warmth and comfort multiple zipped pockets for secure storage EZEE zip technology contemporary design and modern fit.
Result Hi-vis Waterproof suit
Water and wind proof protection. Unisex. The Result Hi-Vis waterproof suit is stowable stuff bag to keep clean. Stormdri 2000 fabric. JACKET: Stud closing outer storm flap with heavy duty zip. Drawstring hem. Integral drawstring hood. Front pockets with storm flap. Elasticised cuff. Taped seams. Hangtag. Mesh lined back vent. Reflective body bands. TROUSER: Side access pockets. Elasticised waist. Reflective leg bands. and taped seams.
Portwest Modaflame Hi-vis Polo Shirt
This Portwest Hi-Vis polo shirt offers superb protection across multiple standards. The lightweight fabric uses a unique blend of fibers which combine to offer optimum protection with excellent breath-ability and moisture management. Features include contrast navy and rib cuffs for comfort and practicality.