Tis the season to be sniffly

The time has come where we swap the shorts and sunglasses for hats and scarves and warm light evening for cold dark ones.  This means we also swap the sun-cream and oils for colds and flu. The spread of cold and flu is the last thing you want coming into the office. Therefore, it is important to provide your staff with the right supplies to stay strong and healthy through the winter season.

Why is it important to prevent the spread of cold and flu?

Firstly, for the sake of your employees health. Your employees are the heart and soul of your business and let’s face it, you’d be nothing without them! So, keep their health at the top of your priorities! Crowded areas, such as the workplace, pose the greatest risk for spreading illness so it is important to keep these risks to a bare minimum.

 A spread of cold and flu can resort to employees taking time off work and furthermore a decline in productivity. This isn’t good for your business, your sick employee or colleagues who must make up the time lost. So, fight against the spread of germs and viruses with some of our handy tips…

How to prevent the spread

1. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough

2. Wash your hands often with warm soapy water.

3. Keep sanitiser close by.

4. Dress appropriately for the weather.

5. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if you feel you are coming down with a cold.

6. Wipe down your desk and other common areas with disinfectant.

7. Encourage flu vaccinations.

8. You don’t want you employees calling in sick, but allow time off if necessary, to lower the risk of a spread.

The tools for survival

Your workplace should be fully equipped with a range of hygiene products that can be used to prevent transmission of cold and flu. These include tissues, soap, paper towels and disinfectant gels and wipes.

Need a bit of help?

Lucky for you, Irongate are here to help. We have everything you need to ensure your employees stay healthy throughout the winter season and helping you maintain a functioning workplace. If you need more information on how to keep your employees healthy or some information on the right supplies for your workplace give us a call or email and we’ll be on hand to help.

The importance of uniform

Team Building

Uniforms are a great team-building resource for your staff, and they can improve overall customer service as well as brand awareness. Work uniforms can also help promote togetherness, unity, and pride. In short, they foster team spirit. When workers and managers wear the same uniform, it shows that they are all part of the same team.


One major benefit of a uniform is that it reduces anxiety for your employees over what they should wear work and saves them a lot of stress in the morning. It takes away the pressure of not keeping up with fashion trends and having the latest clothing. Unfortunately, people can be harmful with words towards each other so don’t give your employees the opportunity to cause negativity in the workplace.

Employee Benefits

How often do you look in your wardrobe and just can’t find anything to wear? Work uniforms automatically eliminate this problem for you. Not only is this beneficial to a company, it makes life easier for employees as well. Employees can end up saving themselves both time and money with company provided uniforms.

Sense of community

Putting on the same uniform as your co-workers can create a team spirit within your company. No matter how high up a person might be in a corporation, uniforms put everyone on the same platform.

Representation of your brand

Your employees are the heart and soul of your business and without them you wouldn’t be able to achieve your goals. A uniform is a statement which you want to be heard. Your employees represent your company everywhere they go wearing your uniform. Since work uniforms often feature the name and logo of the company they represent, it also helps boost brand awareness.

Professional look

Uniforms give employees a professional and an executive look. This pleases a customer when they first see the employee of a company they are working with. Arranging for uniforms will prevent any dress code violations you rather want to avoid.

Keep your employees safe

Not only do uniforms physically protect employees from harm, they also provide security. Depending on the natural of your work, there can be many risks within the workplace, so it is important that your employees are wearing the appropriate uniform that keeps them safe.