Wearing Hi-Viz? What can you do to keep cool?

In most of the UK at the moment, it’s safe to say that it’s scorching. If you are having to wear any kind of uniform or PPE, the chances are that the outfit you are currently roasting in is also the one that keeps you warm in winter – even if you have shed your sweatshirt! We thought that you might like to see some alternative Hi-Viz uniforms to help keep you cool whilst the temperature continues to rise.

If you have to wear hi-visability clothing to work then you need to be seen – whether that’s in a dark winter’s evening, or in the bright glare of sunshine.

We have available a wide selection of short sleeve hi-viz t-shirts and polo shirts that may reduce the need for wearing an extra vest. This is because they have the reflective stripes directly on the shirt. We have Hi-Viz shorts and even bump and reflective caps, so that if you aren’t wearing a helmet, you can keep the sun off your face.

Hi-Viz polo shirt, available in 2 colours and in sizes small – 3XL

Two tone t-shirt, available in 4 colours from size small – 3XL.

Poly cotton shorts, available in 2 colours from size small – XXL

Hi-Viz baseball cap, available in 2 colours, one size.

Hi-Viz bump cap, available in 2 colours. One size.

 

Above is a small selection of items that we have available. Please click here to see our full range of hi-viz clothing. If you don’t see what you are looking for then please call us.

MyWorkwear have been dressing UK workforce for over 40 years. We are specialists in supplying printed and embroidered clothing. Please visit our website to view more options available, or give our team a call during working hours – 01952 585881.

MyWorkwear in the news

As proud members of Made in the Midlands, MyWorkwear were delighted to be asked to contribute to their latest magazine which has just been published by the Express & Star.

 

 

Wear a uniform or protective clothing to work? Reclaim tax

MWW 40th Anniversary Logo

If you are required by your employer to wear a uniform or protective clothing and have to wash, repair or replace if yourself, you may be able to reclaim tax back from the UK Government.

Unfortunately you cannot reclaim tax back on the uniform purchase itself. However if you’ve bought from MyWorkwear, with our price match guarantee, you’ll sleep soundly in the knowledge that you’ve paid the best price available.

How much can I get and how do I claim?

Depending on what occupation you have will depend on how much rebate you can claim. The amount will depend on the nature of the clothing and the frequency with which it is washed.

Some employment is covered by a fixed rate. For example, at time of writing a Joiner or Carpenter could claim £140 a year whilst a Plumber could claim £120. If you take a look at this page on the government website you will be able to see if your occupation is listed. If you are a nurse or a healthcare worker, then you should look at this page to see how the rates apply to you.

If your occupation isn’t listed, then you will be able to claim a flat rate expense which from 2008/9 onwards is £60 per year. Click here for more information.

The government say that you can claim back for the past 4 years. So if you wore uniform and no longer do, it’s worth trying to make a claim.

Sales & Office Administrator Vacancy

MyWorkwear.co.uk is a growing web-based business on Halesfield Industrial Estate, Telford. An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, customer focused individual to join our small yet fast paced Sales & Customer Service Team.

Due to a recent restructure, the business is working to continually improve operational processes and office efficiencies whilst maintaining an exceptional level of customer service.

You will report directly to the Managing Director and become a pivotal member of the organisation.

The Role:

  • Receive and process customer orders from various channels of enquiry, email, telephone & webchat
  • Provide sales quotations and proforma invoices on request
  • Follow up all sales enquiries
  • Assist customers with buying decisions demonstrating sound product knowledge
  • Respond to customer emails promptly
  • Ensure all order information is provided at point of handover to production department
  • Prepare delivery and invoice paperwork daily
  • Maintain a small number of key customer accounts
  • Work alongside the office team to continually develop office processes
  • Develop a strong product knowledge of manufactured and bought in products

The Person:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • A strong focus on providing excellent customer service
  • Organised with strong attention to detail, literate and numerate
  • Computer literate (Email, web, Windows computers, Office type programs)
  • Excellent telephone manner

The Package:

  • Permanent position
  • 8.30am – 5.00pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 20 days holiday (plus statutory)
  • Salary- Up to £17,000 depending on experience

To Apply:

Please send your CV and brief text explaining your suitability for the role and availability to jobs@myworkwear.co.uk

SORRY NO AGENCIES.

 

MyWorkwear Safety Footwear Clinic – Case study, Proto Labs

MyWorkwear and Briggs interact to team members at Proto Labs UK.

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. For one of their plants, located in the UK, their teams had varying footwear requirements as many departments specialise in different manufacturing processes.

The Situation

Historically team members were given an allowance to choose the safety footwear of their choice. However there was no guidance on the suitability of the footwear for the different manufacturing processes. In addition there was no structure to the ordering process and no guarantee of delivery date from the various suppliers.

The Solution

MyWorkwear and Briggs carried out an assessment of the  footwear requirements for each department in manufacturing. We then made a selection of suitable footwear that met the set criteria. We also streamlined the ordering process and guaranteed lead times.

On-site in the Proto Labs canteen during lunch and break times, we manned a stand where team members had the chance to meet us in person and discuss their needs. This was a great opportunity to explain and show Proto Labs employees which footwear was best suited to their job based on the allowance provided by Proto Labs and answer any questions or concerns they had.

“We found the day quite enlightening” said James Worthington, MD MyWorkwear, “The team members at Proto Labs were really interested to see what different options were available to them, try on samples and place their orders.”

Would you like the Safety Footwear Clinic to visit you?

If you are an organisation that needs to provide safety footwear for at least 50 members of staff then we would be delighted to offer you a free on-site survey*. Where we will visit your place of business to introduce the different footwear options that are most suitable and will meet your requirements. To book an appointment, please email Sales@MyWorkwear.co.uk or call 01952 585881. You can click here for more information.

*UK mainland only, excluding Highlands & Islands.

Celebrate and save on International Nurses Day 2017

International Nurses Day

Grab yourself a large slice of cake as it’s your day!

Today is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday and is celebrated around the world as “International Nurses Day“. All of the team at MyWorkwear have a story to tell about a special nurse, midwife or support worker and we want to say a massive thank you for all of the hard work that you do.

As you’ve previously purchased items from our Nurses and Hospital Workwear department, we would like to offer you (and your colleagues) a special discount so that you can save 10% off your next purchase from this department.  So click through, use the code NURSES10 on your basket or call our friendly team.

Your discount code will expire at 23.59 on May 17th (next Friday) so don’t celebrate your special day too much and miss the deal!

Thanks again for all you do.

Team MyWorkwear

* By using your special code, discount will be deducted from the already competitively priced products in our Nurses and Hospital department by a further 10%. Higher discounts are available if you are bulk buying and these are automatically added to your basket. Special offers expire on May 17th or when stocks run out. No minimum or maximum order value required. Free UK mainland shipping on orders over £99.  All prices exclude VAT.

How MyWorkwear’s Safety Footwear Clinic can help you make smarter PPE choices

Safety Footwear Clinic

If you currently buy safety footwear for your team, or have been tasked with the job of doing so, how do you know that you are buying what you actually need? Or are you still ordering the same boots for everyone that you did 5 years ago

Introducing the MyWorkwear Safety Foot Clinic

At MyWorkwear we have spent 40 years helping businesses both large and small provide uniform and PPE for their workforces. Recently we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of companies call on our expertise as to what footwear options they should be providing to their workforce.  Working together with Briggs Footwear we are able to offer an on-site ‘Safety Footwear Clinic’. The purpose of the clinic is to understand and advise on current Health and Safety regulations. We will then be able to show you products to meet your needs.

Case study – Proto Labs

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for  custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. For one of their plants, located in the UK, their teams had varying footwear requirements as many departments specialise in different manufacturing processes.

The Situation

Historically team members were given an allowance to choose the safety footwear of their choice. However there was no guidance on the suitability of the footwear for the different manufacturing processes. In addition there was no structure to the ordering process and no guarantee of delivery date from the various suppliers.

The Solution

MyWorkwear and Briggs carried out an assessment of the  footwear requirements for each department in manufacturing. We then made a selection of suitable footwear that met the set criteria. We also streamlined the ordering process and guaranteed lead times.

On-site in the Proto Labs canteen during lunch and break times, we manned a stand where team members had the chance to meet us in person and discuss their needs. This was a great opportunity to explain and show Proto Labs employees which footwear was best suited to their job based on the allowance provided by Proto Labs and answer any questions or concerns they had.

MyWorkwear and Briggs interact to team members at Proto Labs UK.

“We found the day quite enlightening” said James Worthington, MD MyWorkwear, “The team members at Proto Labs were really interested to see what different options were available to them, try on samples and place their orders.”

Would you like the Safety Footwear Clinic to visit you?

If you are an organisation that needs to provide safety footwear for at least 50 members of staff then we would be delighted to offer you a free on-site survey*. Where we will visit your place of business to introduce the different footwear options that are most suitable and will meet your requirements. To book an appointment, please email Sales@MyWorkwear.co.uk or call 01952 585881. You can click here for more information.

 

*UK mainland only, excluding Highlands & Islands.

We are looking for a Embroidery Machine Operator

MyWorkwear are looking for a embroidery machine operator to work from our factory in Halesfield 9, Telford on a full time basis.

You will be setting specific machines to stitch company logo’s onto workwear. You must have an eye for detail and accuracy. Training will be given; experience in operating an embroidery machine would be advantageous but not essential.

39 hours a week, 20 days holiday a year, pay is dependent on age. Please find a full description below.

Job description – Embroidery Machine Operator

Working with both customers and other members of the MWW team you will have strong attention to detail and helping us to continue to offer all customers a quality service.

Your key responsibility is to:

  • Ensure that all garments are produced in accordance with sales order requirements and quality standards.

Main duties will include:

  • Liaison with customers via telephone and email to provide logo quotes and resolve queries
  • Liaison with digitisers to create logos
  • Obtain customer approval for embroidery
  • Creating heat transfer logos
  • Cutting and printing of heat transfer logos
  • Creating text embroidered logos
  • Editing custom logos
  • Operating embroidery machines
  • Packing
  • Monitoring and ordering of stock for embroidery, heat seals and trimmings
  • Clean work area regularly
  • Carry out basic maintenance of embroidery machines and equipment as necessary

You will also be expected to provide support for other production areas as is reasonably necessary.

Pay will be age dependent and minimum wage, we also offer 20 days holiday a year.

Training will be provided but experience in operating an embroidery machine would be advantageous, but not essential.

If you feel that you would like to be considered as an embroidery machine operator, please submit your CV to Jobs@MyWorkwear.co.uk or call to talk with James on 01952 585881

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Celebrate and save on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

Friday April 28th 2017  is “World Day for Safety and Health at Work“. A day that is marked around the World as part of an annual campaign by the United Nations to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

According to the United Nations; “Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work.”

This is a statistic that we would like to see decrease. To help play our part as a responsible provider of work and safety wear; MyWorkwear are offering you a 10% discount off your next purchase of specialist workwear and equipment. So click through to our website and use the code HS2017 on your shopping basket or call our friendly team who can help answer any questions you may have.

The discount code will expire at 23.59 on May 5th 2017. Don’t wait too long and miss the deal!

Meet our customer – Pie Jackers

Julie & Neil, Pie Jackers

Julie & Neil from Pie Jackers in their fabulous new uniform from MyWorkwear

PIE JACKERS – an award-winning artisan pie company run by Neil Fletcher and Julie Martin – is one of the latest companies to take advantage of the first class service offered by My Workwear.

The couple ordered branded jackets, polo shirts and aprons all bearing their recognisable Pie Jackers mask logo.

Ordering through My Workwear’s easy-to-use website, the couple were able to take delivery of their new uniforms around the same time as they were was awarded TWO golds at this year’s prestigious British Pie Awards.

Neil, a former graphic designer, and Julie, a former journalist, launched Pie Jackers less than a year ago after leaving successful careers in the PR industry.

Julie said: “We’re pinching ourselves, who would have believed it, from PR to pies and we win two golds, we’re thrilled.

“Since launching the company we’ve had amazing support from a wide range of people and our customer base is growing week by week.

“More and more people care about the provenance of the food that’s on their plates and it’s something we feel passionate about, which is why we source locally produced high quality ingredients from small producers wherever we can.

“It’s that search for high quality that led to us ordering items from My Workwear, the team are so helpful, we can’t recommend them enough, they provide a highly professional friendly service that’s incredibly efficient and the clothing is excellent value for money.

“We’re delighted with the items we ordered and we’ll definitely be ordering more as and when we need them, like when we grow the team.”

Neil and Julie launched Pie Jackers in May 2016 because they wanted to be part of the growing local food scene and as they prepare to celebrate their first year in business they are happy to report they are living their dream – the diary is jam-packed with events for 2017 and more and more people across the North East and North Yorkshire are being #piejacked.

Check them out at www.piejackers.co.uk and check us out at www.myworkwear.co.uk.