The official data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is out – January was the hottest month since records began in 1910. Specifically, this translates to:
- Hottest mean, maximum and minimum temperature for January on record (in NSW)
- Driest January on record for the north-east of NSW
- For the first time, the mean January temperature across the country exceeded 30 degrees
If you work in an air-conditioned office, the heat (and the sun) are unlikely to impact your daily activities. However, if you work outside, sunsafe workwear and sun protection clothing are essential. Luckily, Isons stocks a wide range of sun safe and protective workwear to keep you comfortable and safe.
Sun Protection Workwear
We know that prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays can be harmful, leading to sunburn, premature ageing and increasing your chances of developing melanoma. Sun protection clothing and workwear will block these harmful rays whether direct from the sun or reflecting from surfaces around you. At Isons you can choose from:
- Sun protection hats
- Sun protection shirts
- Neck flaps
- Hat Brims
- Hi-Vis sun protection
- UV blocking headwear
- Insect guard shirts
- Range of sunscreens
Why Sun Protection Matters
Just as there are different ratings for sunscreen, not all sun protective fabrics are made the same. Fabric quality varies and it’s important to consider the various factors such as softness, thickness, colour, breathability and UPF rating. There are 3 broad categories of UPF Rating in Australia:
- 15, 20 = good protection (93.3 – 95.9% of UV radiation blocked)
- 25, 30 & 35 = very good protection (96.0 – 97.4% of UV radiation blocked)
- 40,45,50,50+ = excellent protection (97.5% or more of UV radiation blocked)
Choosing high-quality sun protection clothing from Isons ensures you are properly protected from harmful radiation. You can even grab one of our new Ison & Co Hats while you are at it!
Looking for sun protection workwear in Nowra, Huskisson or Sanctuary Point? Drop into your local hardware store and browse our wide range of protective workwear.