Hi-vis Clothing can Play a Crucial Role

Posted by admin on March 20, 2013 at 10:32 am. Filed under: Clothing

There are lots of items of personal protective gear for workers to use these days, including tactical footwear and gloves, helmets, knee pads and much more. Also, high visibility work wear plays a crucial safety role in a number of industries.

By donning clothes like this, individuals can help ensure that people are aware of their presence.

Absolutely necessary

One woman who appreciates the significance of these products is chair of the Health and Safety Executive Judith Hackitt. Recently, she noted that there is “no doubt that in some jobs high visibility coats or tabards are absolutely necessary and can genuinely be life saving.”

Highlighting this, she added: “On a busy factory floor, for example, where there are people and vehicles in close proximity; at the roadside, when the workplace can be inches from traffic; on railways where you need to see a crew from a mile away to slow a train.”


Meanwhile, she also pointed out that there has been a rise in the popularity of garments like this and they are now regarded by many as “cool” fashion items. While she warned against overuse of the items, noting that this could mean they lose their impact, she also suggested this trend has its “upsides”.

About this, Ms Judith Hackitt remarked: “It will help to remove some of the cynicism and reluctance among those who really need to wear them in high risk workplaces.”

Concluding, the expert added: “People don’t have to love ‘hi vis’. But we all need to be able to distinguish when it is necessary and when it is not.”

Your one stop shop

Here at Bound Tree Medical, we’re well aware of the huge importance of effective hi-vis clothing and we provide an impressive selection of goods that might be ideal for your organisation. Whether you’re after trousers, jackets, fleeces, long or short sleeved waistcoats or anything else, we should be able to help.

Many of these products are equipped to carry reflective badges, as well as having standard epaulette attachments.

Free delivery

You might be pleased to note that all items of hi-vis clothing are entitled to free delivery within the UK. If you’re trying to keep your spending to a minimum, great deals like this could be a welcome relief.

Other clothing

We also offer a range of other clothes that may interest you. For example, we sell a large selection of branded clothing, including 5.11 products and BlackHawk, Galls and Magnum items. From underwear and socks to boots, shirts and tactical trousers, we have it all.

Quick and easy

The great thing about coming here to buy clothing, medical equipment and other items is the fact that the process is so quick and easy. Even if you’re in a rush, you won’t struggle to purchase the products you’re after. Then, once you’ve placed your order, all you have to do is sit back and await their delivery.

To see our full selection of items, just take a look around the rest of our website.


Taking Advantage of Infection Control Products

Posted by admin on March 15, 2013 at 10:04 am. Filed under: Medical Equipment

Modern medical centres are highly advanced. They rely on sophisticated technology and procedures to treat patients and they are capable of delivering impressive results. However, when it comes to healthcare, the basics are still crucial. If your hospital fails in terms of cleanliness, for example, the results could be devastating.

This is why effective infection control products are so important. It’s only by using these resources that you can maintain safe wards.

An example of good practice

When hospital infection hits the headlines, it’s often for negative reasons. However, the Huddersfield Examiner recently ran a story about this issue with very positive connotations. It noted that Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has had major successes in the fight against Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile).

Only ten years ago, the medical centre was suffering outbreaks of the infection. At that time, two strains of C. Difficile were antibiotic-resistant and were able to spread rapidly to hospitals around the world. Meanwhile, in 2004, the then health secretary John Reid promised decisive action against superbugs and massive deep cleaning operations were undertaken in hospitals.

New development

Now, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust has revealed that teams on Ward Four at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary have managed 1,000 days without a single case of C. Difficile.

According to the trust, this is because of a combination of factors, but mainly down to good working practices.

Commenting on the issue, infection prevention and control nurse Jean Robinson said: “The doctors led by Gudrun Seebass are on the ball with their antibiotic prescribing keeping it limited and appropriate. Dr Seebass is very serious and passionate about getting it right and this is reflected throughout the medical teams.”

Keeping on top of hygiene

As well as controlling the provision of antibiotics, effective cleaning and hygiene is crucial if the fight against superbugs is to be won. With this in mind, it’s important that your organisation has thorough procedures in place.

Thankfully, there are now lots of superb products on the market to help you achieve this goal.

The place to come

Here at Bound Tree Medical we know how important hygiene control is and we stock a variety of products that could help you ensure your medical centre is always clean.

For example, we sell latex gloves that might interest you, along with cleansing products, personal protection goods and waste disposal items.

Easy as that

The great thing is, getting your hands on these items is easy and takes hardly any time at all. Our website is quick and simple to use and within no time, you should have found all the products you need.

Then all you have to do is place your order and await delivery of your specified items. Even if you’re operating on a tight schedule, you shouldn’t struggle to complete this task.

Meanwhile, in total, we provide more than 18,000 products, meaning you won’t be stuck for choice. To see all of our hospital equipment and other items, just take a look around our online catalogue.


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