The Home Office states that by Section 28 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, all School Crossing Patrols are required to wear a knee length outer garment with full sleeves, consisting of no more than two fluorescent colours covering the whole outer area of the garment (but may include non-fluorescent trimmings).
The garment needs to be certified, by a notified body, to the highest class of the standard for “High Visibility Warning Clothing”, currently EN471, Class 3. The garment must include at least two bands of hi vis tape on the torso and one 50mm band, not greater than 300mm from the hem of the body.
School Crossing Patrols must also wear a peaked hat, a beret, or alternative headwear for religious reasons.
School crossing patrol wardens and their supervisors and managers do a great job keeping our children safe on the roads. At Keltic, it’s our job to help them.
To this end, we’re very excited to be able to offer jackets with Reflexite prismatic garment tape – which can be seen up to 7 times further away than the standard (glass bead) tape.
The difference between prismatic and glass bead tape can easily be seen in this photograph, and not only is prismatic tape much more reflective, it also retains this reflectivity for the lifetime of the garment, unlike glass bead tape where the glass beads wear off over time and therefore the tape loses reflectivity.
A final fact about glass bead tape is that it doesn’t reflect fully in the rain. We have a demonstration booth which we took to the Road Safety GB conference in Chester last year which shows how glass bead tape “blacks out” where raindrops fall on it. We think this is an issue, with the amount of rain we get in the UK (including today, it’s pouring down here in the Midlands!). Crucially, prismatic tape still reflects fully in the rain.
For all of the above reasons, should all school crossing patrols in the UK be in prismatic tape?
We are happy to announce we’ll be exhibiting at Parkex on the 17th and 18th of April where we will be showcasing our new parking and warden uniform innovations and running a competition throughout the two days to win a mystery prize!
Ideal enforcement uniform
Celebrating 10 years in parking this year, we will be holding a cupcake competition where hidden in our hundreds of birthday cakes will be two golden tickets. Come and visit us on our stand D42 opposite the Parkex cafe to be in with a chance of winning.
Our two day event won’t just be about eating tons of cakes! We will be launching two brand new enforcement uniform products not yet seen by anyone – the all new ParkVest and Patrol Shirt, both designed to improve the welfare, comfort and morale of parking staff. This will give us a great chance to test our new products on the front line and encourage feedback to help our warden uniforms evolve.
We value all the feedback we receive so come and visit us on our stand for a chat and a free cake; we will be inviting comments from visitors throughout the two days. For further information on the event and our exciting new enforcement uniforms, speak to Vicki Whitbrook on 01922 612999 – we look forward to seeing you there!
We just wanted to let you know about an event that we are sponsoring. It is hosted by BRAKE, the road safety charity. The event will be mainly about speed reduction and control. It will bring together leading academics and practitioners from around the globe to discuss developments in reducing traffic speeds to save lives. We feel that this event is essential for road safety professionals. The theme will be speed and a variety of subjects will be discussed. These will include;
- Research in reducing speed
- Demonstrating innovation and new directions in speed enforcement and it will of course provide a forum for road safety professionals to network.
As you know we are very passionate about road safety and we are proud to be sponsoring this event. As corporate sponsors we’ve been made aware by Brake of some free tickets that are available. If this event is something that you are interested in please get in touch. There is a link below for more information.
If you are already attending, please check out our stand – We’d love to see you there!!
For more information, please call Serena Groom or Louise Bennett on 08450 66 66 99.
Spring has finally sprung and to welcome in this great season, Keltic is offering collection and delivery of samples on all of our corporate clothing garments completely FREE OF CHARGE.
Now is the time to be considering your staff uniforms for the coming summer months ahead so why not take advantage of our new offer available for a limited time only. We believe it’s essential to sample garments before committing to an order for a number of reasons, see our previous blog ‘Why try before you buy is a must’ for helpful advice!
Having been corporate clothing suppliers for over 10 years, we understand choosing a staff uniform can be a lengthy process and by providing samples this will help ease the pressure and ensure all staff are involved in the big decision.
For further information on our great offer, call us on 08450 66 66 99 – We look forward to hearing from you!
To keep all our valued customers up to date with the latest ranges, we will be launching our brand new corporate wear flyer today packed with information on our brand new range of knitwear.
Business Uniform Knitwear
We feel this is a great way to keep everyone up to date with our business uniform developments and keep in touch about exciting updates. This month we are focusing on knitwear, we may be nearing the season of spring but in most areas the chill of winter is still here.
Our brand new knitwear options are ideal to team up with existing business uniforms to add extra warmth and comfort until the sunshine and warmer weather is here to stay!
Watch this space for next month’s issue where we will be updating you on our brand new dresses due to launch in April.
New York Fashion week kicked off last Wednesday and revealed the latest ranges set to kick up a storm this spring. As advertised by Vogue, the week began gently with lesser known names including John Patrick and Jil Sander’s, giving way to even bigger names towards the end of the week.
Prints and bold colours again were a massive hit as we have already revealed in our company clothing blogs this month – Pretty in prints – our new printed blouses our now available!. Diane von Furstenberg caused a big impact with vibrant block colours and playful prints including teaming up vibrant polo necks with fitted pencil skirts, again another feature we revealed last autumn – Ideal corporate knitwear fashion for the winter.
Victoria Beckham also revealed a very military style theme with her own range of fashion garments, including feminine fitted shapes with military detailing, bright stand up collars and shiny gold buttons. Our latest tunics soon to be launched on our website later this year reveal we don’t miss a beat when it comes to keeping up with the latest trends.
For further company clothing information – call us on 01922 70 99 22 to sample our latest ranges.
As advertised in the latest Armani Exchange collections this month, prints are officially ‘in’ this year. To keep up with demand and the latest fashion trends, we are very excited to introduce a range of new printed blouses into our growing collections of corporate wear.
New Patterned blouses
Our brand new Petals Soft Touch Blouse is a tailored fit style with added pleated sleeve detail to compliment the style and add that little touch to differentiate from other classic alternatives. Available in three vibrant colours, our patterned blouses shout out ‘be bold and beautiful’ and step up your current uniforms with a splash of vibrancy and colour.
Call us on 01922 70 99 22 to sample our brand new range –take advantage of our free delivery and collection of samples for a limited time only!
Hot off the press this month in the world of fashion, the winner of the 2012 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund has just been announced. Chaired by Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, the winner announced was Jonathan Saunders, a Scottish born designer who is renowned for colourful prints and striking designs.
Beating off tough competition including Richard Nicoll, Zoe Jordan and Meadham Kirchhoff, Saunders wins a £200,000 cash prize and a bespoke mentoring programme to help him achieve his business goals over the coming 12months.
Saunders has recently been quoted “His recent collections have shown that he is a designer who can provide beautiful clothes that women enjoy wearing” – a great position to be in we feel as this is one of the main reasons we put so much into our own corporate uniform collections, so our wearers enjoy and feel great in what they are wearing.
All our corporate uniforms help you shine in your workplace so choose correctly and feel as great as any model currently does wearing a Saunders invention on the catwalk.
Call Charlotte on 01922 70 99 22 to find out which collection will shine for your staff.
Being as it’s a Friday we thought we’d have a bit of fun and road test one of our favourite new products– the Patrol Cap – here in the office! This is no ordinary uniform hat, as we have found out from a number of customers currently wearing these on street.
Uniform Cap Trial
Modernisation has played a big part in the transformation of our uniform caps and our stylish Patrol Cap has a more sophisticated, slimmer profile with a smaller non shiny-fabric peak. The cap is made from highly breathable, waterproof and quick drying fabric, and is much lighter weight fabric, giving more flexibility and comfort. Many customers have found this to be a relief from what they consider to be the old fashioned bulky, heavy and uncomfortable originals. This is a revolutionary product, yet easy to phase in with existing styles.
Feedback from our trials in the office highlights how comfortable the uniform cap is. A couple of our staff have been wearing the Patrol Caps throughout the day and report back – “It’s so comfortable I forgot I had it on till I looked in the mirror” and “It’s so comfortable I don’t want to take it off now!”
Not only that, we all think they looked very smart in their new headwear as well!
To trial our uniform hats and further items for yourself, call us on 08450 66 66 99 for further information!