Win #3: Audit your current solution
You’ve been told it’s time to select new protective clothing, but making a start on the tender process can feel overwhelming for any busy H&S Manager. Instead of copy-pasting specs from your last tender several years ago, ask a fabric supplier to help you perform a protective clothing audit on your current solution. You’ll get a third-party perspective on the actual risks at each of your work stations, in addition to valuable insights from your workers who wear the garments every day. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to make a data-driven and up-to-date choice for the best protective clothing solution.
Win #4: Test your options for performance
When you’re shopping for new fabrics or garments, the number of options can feel dizzying. It takes time, technical expertise, and testing facilities to thoroughly compare the options side by side — none of which you may have. A good fabric supplier will offer all three of these to you! Recently, TenCate Protective Fabrics offered their state of the art laboratory to help Damen Shipyards test the top bids they were considering for their new protective clothing tender. As a result, Damen Shipyards was able to choose a solution that raised their safety standards, spurred higher employee satisfaction, and improved their corporate image.
Simplify the selection process for yourself
One thing’s for sure: your company has specific preferences, wishes, and needs. Talking directly to a protective fabrics supplier is your best bet to translate these requirements into a product that will keep your workers protected and happy for years to come.