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Video – Should you wear liner gloves?

  Whether you should or shouldn’t wear liner gloves is largely a matter of preference. However, Here are two reasons you should wear them.  ...

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2 Factors that will increase the productivity of your team in temperature controlled areas

Coldstores can be physically and mentally challenging environments. Often working unsociable hours in sub-zero conditions with little natural sunlight, we look...

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Meet the team: Flexitog’s Jarvis talks all things cold storage and experiencing extreme sub-zero temperature

This week, we catch up with Jarvis, our New Business Development Manager for the UK, who’s been part of the Flexitog family for over two years. Part of...

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How to keep team morale high, when temperatures are well below freezing.

Exploring the challenges of working in cold store warehouse environments and ways to stay motivated.   Cold store warehouse roles can be labour intensive,...

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Here’s to 2019!

We trust that you have had a prosperous 2018 and look forward to continuing to work together throughout 2019 and beyond. We would like to take this opportunity...

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Feedback from a new European customer for FlexiTog coldstore PPE

Coldstore PPE customer Feedback from AGRO merchants AGRO Merchants are a large storage and logistics expert in the frozen and fresh food industry. They work...

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Brakes reviews FlexiTog coldstore clothing

FlexiTog coldstore clothing review from Brakes Warm, comfortable and flexible freezer PPE is vital for working in sub-zero temperatures. FlexiTog interviewed...

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Tog and Clo Ratings Explained

Tog and Clo ratings, the standard systems used to measure a materials insulation capability, in particular that of duvets, have long confused shoppers. These...

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Endurance Fabric in coldstore clothing increases efficiency.

Why should you worry about longevity When it comes to coldstore workwear, longevity = efficiency. Specialist and certified clothing should be durable and it...

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How Temperature Affects our Sense of Smell

Scent plays an important role in our lives. A distinctive smell can promote happiness, inspire our imaginations and bring memories to the forefront of our...

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Insulation in Space – How do Astronauts Keep Warm?

Space suits have to be designed to cope with extreme temperatures. Depending on the position of the sun, temperatures can plunge to -233°C (-387°F) or soar...

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Tips for Dealing with Condensation in Cold Storage

Humidity is perhaps the second most important consideration in cold storage after temperature. Low condensation levels can cause goods to dry out, but high...

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How Overdressing in Cold Storage Environments Can Damage Productivity & Create Health Risks

When working day-in, day-out in the bitter chill of a cold storage facility, you could be forgiven for thinking that more will always be better when it comes...

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Pressure Relief Valves/Vents (PRVs) in Walk-In Freezers

Pressure Relief Valves, also known as Pressure Relief Vents (although in either case abbreviated to ‘PRV’) are an integral component of an effective,...

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Why do we insist on using Clo Insulation in our cold store thermal clothing?

The Importance of Breathability Working in the cold store or any sub-zero temperatures, it’s important to maintain a comfortable level of warmth for your...

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Frostbite: Stages, Symptoms and Treatment Advice

Frostbite is defined the by the NHS as damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below minus 0.55C...

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Should You Wear Your Coat Indoors?

Contrary to what’s apparently popular preference, I wear my coat indoors all the time. My house is cold, I’m sitting down all day, and I’m pretty sure...

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Fire Hazards in Cold Storage Facilities

It may sound illogical given the extremely cold conditions, but cold storage facilities actually carry a significant fire risk. There are many contributing...

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Sub-zero Survival on Everest – The Story of Beck Weathers

If ever there was a competition for extreme cold-weather survival combined with nominative determinism, then Beck Weathers would win hands down. Actually, Beck...

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How Cold is Too Cold to Work?

Cold storage workers and outdoor workers often have to deal with temperatures that would force most people inside, grasping for the firelighters and coco. If...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Thermal Coveralls

So you’ve landed your first job in cold storage, or winter outdoor work, and the first order of business is new threads. While coveralls aren’t...

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Essential Tips for Keeping Warm for Cold Store Workers

Working long hours in a cold storage facility can be a significant challenge for your body, particularly so if you’re improperly prepared. There are...

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Introducing the adjustable length leg feature

The adjustable leg length feature means your salopettes or trousers will fit you perfectly, whatever length leg you require. This feature means the legs can be...

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Uncomfortable and restrictive cold storage clothing is a thing of the past!

Padded clothing can restrict movement... ...If you work in the vicinity of a cold store - you will know! Like any warehouse, being an operative in a cold store...

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How to take care of your feet when working in a cold store

Common issues A lot of cold store and freezer operatives face these common problems with their feet; Itching Odours Peeling Cracking Pain The main cause of...

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The Importance of Thermal Workwear Breathability

When working in cold conditions, it’s vital that cold storage workers are warm and comfortable. The breathability of fabrics used in cold store clothing...

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Winter Construction: Workers Brave the Elements

Weathering the cold is no joke. We bundle ourselves before heading out to the office, going to our cars, or grabbing a coffee on lunch break, but it’s never...

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Cold Storage Warehousing – How it Works

Have you ever wondered how your freezer works? In the earliest stages of cold storage, they literally used ice. Later on technology was developed which allowed...

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The Art of Layering for Superior Warmth

Staying warm isn’t simply a case of throwing on thick clothing and thinking this is enough to keep you from getting cold. This is a poor strategy as you risk...

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