Leading supplier of protective workwear and laundry services, Elis, will be providing advice on how to manage workwear risks at the Health and Safety Event, Birmingham.

The company works with thousands of businesses around the UK, advising them on their protective clothing requirements, supplying the workwear and then regularly laundering and maintaining it. During consultations with new customers, it often finds that some of their current garments are not providing wearers with the protection they need and, in some cases, may not be compliant with legislation. In addition, organisations that are not ensuring that their workwear is properly laundered and maintained may be putting their employees at risk.

Paul Swift of Elis comments: “Providing high quality protective workwear is a combination of selecting appropriate clothing and also laundering and maintaining it correctly. Our in-house PPE expertise means we advise customers on appropriate workwear, and our nationwide network of industrial laundries and delivery fleets ensures that the workwear is regularly and properly laundered and maintains its protective qualities. This is important because insufficient washing can lead to a build-up of grease or oil on workwear, which can itself be a hazard, and incorrect washing of high visibility garments, for example, can reduce their visibility.”

At the Health and Safety Event, Elis will be encouraging visitors to take a fresh look at their protective workwear and its laundry to make sure that they are not taking unnecessary risks.

Elis provides its customers with a wide range of high quality, durable and comfortable workwear, supplied on a cost-effective rental basis. There are no up-front purchasing costs and there is the flexibility to swap items if employees change.

For organisations of all sizes, Elis collects soiled workwear, professionally launders and maintains it, and returns the clean workwear to an agreed schedule.

Elis also supplies and launders workwear for the catering, hospitality and food manufacturing sectors, as well as providing a nationwide washroom service, to help businesses to maintain hygienic and fully-stocked washrooms.

Elis is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and holds the Carbon Trust Standard Certificate in recognition of its reductions in CO2 emissions and water usage over many years.