Keeping Employees Cool
As we now find ourselves in the heat of the summer, your team, and especially your employees who spend time outdoors, are probably searching for ways to keep cool and safe! If you know us, you know our goal is to help you Ace It, so here are some of our tried and true tips to help protect employees.
Hydration is key
While busy at work, drinking water may be the last thing on your mind. But as we all know, it’s essential to staying healthy, and even more so during the summer months. It’s a great idea to bring a reusable water bottle to work (or even offer your team customized logo water bottles!) so you can always have water within reach throughout the day. Keeping water stations in the especially warm areas of your facility is a great idea too! Make sure your team stays hydrated by having accessible water sources in the workplace.
This is especially relevant to our customers who spend any amount of work time outdoors. Construction workers, mechanics, even plumbers and HVAC technicians all face their fair share of hot work environments. Heat exhaustion is a very real threat during the summertime, so although your team wants to work hard and complete jobs and projects, taking breaks is essential to staying productive and safe. Encourage your employees to take breaks throughout the day or even try scheduling a couple at certain times so everyone has the opportunity to cool down, rehydrate, and refocus.
Keep summer essentials on hand
As you do in all things, try to set your team up for success! Encourage the use of cooling towels, sunblock, aloe vera, and staying hydrated. At the end of the day this is about safety, which should always be the top priority. Hold a meeting with your staff to encourage them to take care of themselves and to be mindful of the elements and hot weather. Making sure that your workplace is stocked with these items can help with keeping you and your staff safe, cool, and productive.
Pro tip: wet, roll, and freeze towels from your Ace rental program to create your own cooling towel! Use on your neck, wrists, and ankles to quickly cool off. If your workplace has a freezer, stock them there for employees!
Uniform and towel rental programs with Ace
Your employees are about to face high temperatures, rain, sweat, dirt, and anything else that comes with working outdoors or in the summer heat. Working with Ace ImageWear and having uniform and towel rental programs allow you to not have to second guess the cleanliness of your uniforms or other workplace essentials. Receive a fresh batch of garments on a schedule that works for you, keeping you and your team’s focus on the jobs at hand, and staying cool of course!
Don’t let the summertime ruin your workday. Stay cool, keep smart, and Ace It instead. Contact us today to get your rental program started!