When the weather turns wet, having the right kind of clothing can mean the difference between carrying on and downing tools till the rain stops. Continuing to work in inclement weather without adequate protection will leave you cold and wet, and can lead to illnesses such as colds and flu. PPE is a trusted provider of waterproof workwear for men and women. We have a wide range of impermeable coats, hats and waterproof work gloves for sale in our store. We also offer personalised workwear featuring your logo and branding. Keep warm, dry and healthy with waterproof clothing from PPE.
There’s rain, and then there’s rain in Scotland. Make sure you’ve got the right level of protection from the elements. For ultimate protection, purchase fully waterproof garments. Liquid can’t penetrate the waterproof fabric that these clothes are made from at all, making them the best choice for those who work close to water or need completely rainproof insulation. Water repellent clothing is ‘hydrophobic’ - it is typically covered in a waterproof membrane that causes the water to form beads on the surface. This will keep you dry in all but the harshest of conditions. Water resistant apparel will protect you from lighter showers, but it is made from a permeable material which will soak through in heavy rain. Choose the right level of water resistance for your needs.
Make the right choice when buying your waterproofs. First check the material - it is fully weatherproof or a more lightweight style? Products made from a branded material like Goretex will offer the best protection from the elements. If you’re going to be working outdoors in the cold and dark, go for materials which are padded and hi vis as well as waterproof. Primaloft offer a range of insulated and water resistant clothing to keep you warm and dry. Whatever product you choose, check the seams before buying. They should be either taped or welded together, and the highest quality products will also have reinforced seams to ensure there are no leaks.
Also look out for these standards on the product tags. EN 343:2003 means that the product offers protection from rain, with classes 1 and 2 offering adequate protection in moderate conditions, and class 3 offering higher levels of impermeability. EN 14360:2004 means that the product will protect you from ‘impact from above by high energy rain droplets’ - always a possibility in Scotland!
Scotland has lower temperatures than the rest of the UK. Thermal insulation needs for waterproof workwear vary between the North Sea and the Atlantic coasts, given western Scotland’s milder climate. The Highlands have heavier rainfalls and snowfalls, which call for higher levels of weather resistance in waterproof workwear. Each Scottish economic sector also has specific requirements; technology firms in Edinburgh or Glasgow, the oil and gas industries of Aberdeen or agriculture and brewing across Scotland demand different waterproof workwear. At PPE, we provide a wide range of waterproof workwear to accommodate the needs of different activities and weather conditions.
PPE has a wide range of waterproof jackets on offer right across Scotland. Whatever your style and budget, we’ve got the right rain jacket for you. First decide if you’re after a more lightweight jacket, or one that is insulated and breathable as well as weatherproof. Then choose from great brands like Carhartt, Dickies, Scruffs, Mascot, and Snickers. All of our products are subject to regular testing and review, and we listen carefully to customer feedback. We’re sure you’ll be happy with the level of protection you get when you by your waterproofs from PPE.
When your work leads you close to water, you need an extra level of protection. Combine your jacket with a pair of waterproof trousers, or cut out the gaps altogether with a full set of waterproof overalls or coveralls. Depending on the job at hand, you might require more freedom and flexibility to move your arms. In that case, invest in a quality set of waterproof bib overalls. These are great when the water is by your feet, and can be easily combined with a waterproof jacket and hood when it starts falling from above your head!
First and foremost, you want workwear that keeps your team warm, dry and protected at work. When the team is on site and in full view of the public, you also want to give them a professional and unified look. Raise your company’s profile and improve your brand identity by printing your corporate logo onto your waterproof gear. Wherever you’re based in Scotland, PPE can add your logo onto your waterproofs by embroidery, giving your work outfits a unique and eye catching look without compromising on protection from the elements.