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How to pick the best workwear for your job at hand with Wilsons Workwear.

Picking the correct clothing for a job on site is hard. From different regulations to performance enduring workwear, there is a lot for you to consider. At Wilsons Workwear, we have specially selected clothing from brands that we know and trust, and have a great recommendation from tradespeople like yourselves to keep you safe, stylish and most of all, satisfied during a busy shift. So we have put together a no-nonsense guide to help you pick the right clothing for the job, featuring some of the brilliant brands we stock online and instore. From construction to decorating, we have something for everyone here at Wilsons Workwear.
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Putting Your Best Foot Forward:

The first rule of staying safe on site is making sure that anything that goes between you and the ground is of top quality. That’s anything from tyres to the treads on your feet. Right now we are talking about treads and some of the best and well performing offerings come from Buckler, a brand known for its quality. From safety wellingtons to solid safety boots the one thing you should look for is waterproof functionality, because no-one likes wet feet!

Keeping Out The Chill:

Being cold on site is miserable, we all know that. Which is why picking out clothing that is proven to keep you warm and dry is key for being comfortable and practical on site. We love a good lightweight jacket to keep out the cold front, but you can never go wrong with some high-vis and extra padding.
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Stay In Sight:

Speaking of high-vis, it’s very important to make sure you are visible in low sight conditions. We all know that we can have up to four seasons in a day so make sure you can be seen with top quality high visibility workwear. They did say that orange was the new black…

Ace Your Base:

A good base layer is key to beating the cold and staying warm on site. It’s essential to have moisture wicking fabrics to stop the stink and keep dry during a busy day. Not only is it a lot more comfortable, but I’m sure your site mates will appreciate it too!

With these tips in mind it’s easy to beat the elements on site and have a top performance game with great quality workwear. Good workwear is half the battle, that’s why at Wilsons Workwear we offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy on all items we offer, so you can get the best quality clothing, for the best price.
For your workwear essentials, quality waterproof clothing and all PPE standard items, visit and follow us on social media over at @wilsonsworkwear

Thank you to our keyworkers

With coronavirus (COVID-19) slowly becoming under control we must still remain vigilant as we support each other and remain socially distanced, wearing masks ready whenever needed to beat this as quickly as we can.

We are all in this together. During this challenging time, we wanted to acknowledge our trusted tradespeople. Our community of tradespeople continue to work tirelessly to support those in their community that need them with emergency repairs during the fight against COVID-19.

Our team would like to say a big thank you to our hero tradespeople, as the majority of the UK workforce slowly return to work during August our keyworkers never stopped keeping the country running.

Which tradesmen are keyworkers?

  • Plumbers
  • Heating engineers
  • Electricians
  • Gas engineers
  • Sewerage workers
  • Waste disposal workers

Thank you and stay safe

A big thank you to all to our Tradesmen Online members for your tireless efforts and consideration despite the challenges we all face due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also big thank you to the NHS and all other keyworkers for fighting through

To all our tradesmen and customers, we hope you, your family keep safe and well.

See us at Grand Designs Live 2021!

Our Tradesmen Online team will be off to Excel London from 1 – 9th May 2021 for Grand Designs Live 2021. You can find us at stand S1F in the main hall to have a chat with one of our team.

We will have our very own Exhibition Stand at Grand Designs Live in May 2021 for 9 days and we are also featured in the Grand Designs Magazine.

We will be on stand S1F in the main hall. Come and see us for a chat.

Grand Designs magazine subscriber?

As a Grand Designs Magazine print subscriber, you can claim two free tickets to each Grand Designs Live event. To claim, choose an event below and enter your unique customer number. You will find your customer number on your welcome email/letter and any renewal reminders you have received.

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The address of the venue is as follows: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL

Simply follow the signs for Grand Designs Live and find us at stand S1F.

For more information, give us a call or send us an email at Keep up with us when you follow us on Facebook.

How To Run A Check On A Tradesman

When comparing quotes between tradesmen and prices do you know what to look for when running a background check on a company? We know the difference between a certified tradesman and a cowboy and we want to make sure you know. Once you have run your checks you can feel confident knowing your property is in safe hands.

Check Company Insurance

Why check company insurance? To make sure the company is covered with public liability insurance in case someone is hurt on your property and check that the company is covered for damage to your home that may result in you hiring other tradesmen.

Simply ask for the insurance certificate and check that they are covered for the job in hand to give you peace of mind that they are covered.


When looking for a tradesman it is important the company is accredited which shows the standard of the work they complete showcasing they are a reputable company.

Here are just a few examples of accreditation for trades.

  • Plumber – Gas safe
  • Electrician – NAPIT
  • Builder – NFB

Before accepting a quote we recommend asking for proof of any accreditation they hold.


Read customer reviews on Google, Facebook etc. if you see plenty of 5 star reviews then you have the peace of mind knowing the reputation they have in your local area.

When you need a tradesperson you can trust, simply post your job on Tradesmen Online and let us take care of the hassle and stress of finding the right tradesman for the job.

Meet The Expert Lockforce – Making The World A Better Place

Lockforce Locksmiths share a passion for a personal and responsive service that will keep YOU, your COLLEAGUES and LOVED ones SAFE and Secure. We offer a NO CALL OUT FEE service which allows us to assess your situation and advise on the solutions available to you. No hard sell – we will explain the options and you choose.

Providing All Locksmith Services – Domestic and Commercial

We work with a wide spectrum of customers… we carry a wide stock of essential parts and we understand how to quickly resolve the regular and common locksmith issues so most jobs are completed FIRST TIME. Our customers include… Domestic customers Letting Agents Landlords & Property Managers Schools Care homes Commercial Business and Retailers

Making The World A Better Place

At Lockforce, together with the Forces Group, as independent business owners we work to improve the lives of ourselves, our families and our customers, HOWEVER we are ALSO committed to supporting and raising awareness on a number of key issues that affect many people locally and across the world. In many cases members of our team have a personal connection to these issues;

Mental health – mental well-being is a subject that is gaining huge awareness and is recognized to affect so many people across the UK, including people in our team. We also have a number of ex-Military personnel in the team, therefore in 2019 the business has made a commitment to support Help For Heroes who do so much for the mental well-being of ex-military personnel and their families.

Environment – we all recognize the importance of looking after the planet. No longer can we ignore the scientific evidence and the programs highlighting the issue. In 2019 Lockforce and the Forces Group will be sponsoring an area of the Rainforest to protect it from destruction through Rainforest Concern.

Cancer – We all know and can relate to the big C – most of us would have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Our Annual Charity Fishing Match raises money for Prostate Cancer UK supporting one of our team who is continuing to fight the disease.

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