Protective Clothing

Protective clothing comes under the umbrella Personal Protective Equipment & Workwear and is designed to ensure the safety of you and others using either protective materials or disposable attire, depending on the application. Protective clothing is a crucial part of daily protection in some workplaces, protecting the user from hazardous material/chemicals, contamination, liquid splashes, dirt, dust, oils, high/low temperatures and heavy equipment.

Our range includes clothing from trusted brands such as Dickies, 3M, Kimberley Clark, Alpha Solway, Delta Plus and our very own trusted, quality, brand, RS Pro, supplying leading protection that meets the required safety standards across several industries, including, health, education, construction, utility, engineering, mining, manufacturing and more.

What is the importance of using protective clothing?

Protective clothing exists to prevent injury and harm to all parts of the body including, head, face, hands, arms, feet and the torso. There are different types of equipment and clothing available depending on the tasks or hazards the wearer will be exposed to.

Protective clothing is not just used on work sites – it’s also used in the hospitality and food industries to prevent cross-contamination and infection.

Types of protective clothing available here at RS

We understand the importance of quality and the legal requirements for protective equipment, so we stock a wide selection of protective clothing to ensure we can provide items to meet your specifications. Our range includes:

  • Overalls - covers the full body and are commonly used to protect wearers against dirt, dust, water and chemicals. They’re available as reusable or disposable types in a choice of materials, colours and sizes for men and women.

  • Protective Hoods - there are many types of hood protection types within our range, shielding different parts. Typically, protecting workers exposed to non/hazardous substances, chemical/oil/liquid splashes, potentially infectious materials and more.

  • Lab coats - typically used in medical environments, schools and laboratories for various applications.

  • Hair nets – used to cover the wearer’s head and keep the hair inside of the net and usually used in food and hospitality industries but not limited to just these.

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Guides & Articles


Discover all you need to know about work trousers in our guide and learn why protective trousers are so important.


In this guide we will be examining the different types of PPE equipment available, as well as the principal regulations governing their use.

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