Tradesman standing in front of wall in factory wearing our TradeR workwear Pressure Short Sleeve Shirt, Tr246r 9 Pocket Stretch Reflect Pant and safety eyewear

Construction workwear is indispensable for safety, comfort, and productivity on job sites. For those running the Surf to Site program in the mornings, we’ve got the perfect gear for you right here. Check out our Trade R. range here.

From selecting materials to ensuring a proper fit, we will cover essential considerations for optimal worksite performance. Safety is paramount, so we’ll also explore key factors to prioritise your well-being on the job. Join us as we navigate construction workwear, and how to put yourself in a safer, more comfortable, and more productive work environment.

Tradesman standing in workshop wearing our TradeR workwear Tr245 9 Pocket Stretch Work Pant with pliers in his pocket and safety work gloves in his hand

What is Construction Workwear?

Construction workwear refers to specialised clothing and accessories worn by workers in the construction industry to ensure their safety, comfort, and functionality while on the job. This type of clothing is designed to withstand the rigours of construction sites, which often involve physical labour, exposure to various weather conditions, and potential hazards. Workwear wardrobe essentials include long pants, shorts, button up shirts, as well as accessories like hats and belts, etc.

Our newest work pant is the Tr245 9 Pocket Stretch Work Pant, which is our highest quality work pant to date. If you need a high-quality pair of workwear shorts, look no further than our Tr400 9 Pocket Stretch Short. In the tops, we have the Elbow Grease Short Sleeve Tee, which is our staple tradie tee. Good for jobs where painting or landscaping, where it gets messy. For the jobs where pockets and zips are needed, the Pressure Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt is the go-to.

Tradesman in factory wearing our Tr246r 9 Pocket Stretch Cuff Reflect Pant and safety work boots climbing into a forklift

Why is the Right Construction Work Gear so Important?

Carefully chosen workwear is crucial for individuals, especially those working in physically demanding and potentially hazardous environments, like construction sites, for several reasons.

Normal clothing is not designed to withstand the rigours of construction work. Construction sites are filled with various hazards such as sharp objects, heavy machinery, falling debris, extreme temperatures, and electrical hazards. Proper workwear, made from durable materials and equipped with safety features like reinforced knees, high-visibility strips, and flame resistance, provides essential protection against these dangers, reducing the risk of injuries and accidents.

Tradesman in workshop wearing safety and protection gear with sparks flying

How to Choose the Right Construction Workwear for You

The right work gear enhances comfort by providing features like moisture-wicking properties, breathability, and ergonomic design. Construction work often involves long hours of physical labour in various weather conditions. Ill-fitting or uncomfortable clothing can cause fatigue, chafing, and discomfort, impacting productivity and overall well-being.

There are a few key factors when it comes to choosing the right workwear for your chosen profession. These factors include material, fit, and safety.

Tradesman in factory wearing TradeR workwear powered by Rusty Australia sitting on work bench

Picking the Perfect Materials

Construction workwear materials must be durable, lightweight, breathable, and easy to clean. They should not cause irritation or discomfort on the skin throughout the day. Advanced fabrications like R-Flex prioritize these qualities. R-Flex keeps workers cool and dry while maintaining durability and flexibility. Its moisture-wicking properties manage sweat, ensuring comfort. The fabric's stretch allows for unrestricted movement, enhancing productivity. Overall, workwear materials like R-Flex provide the necessary comfort, protection, and performance for workers in demanding environments.

Tradesman in working in factory wearing safety and protection gear with sparks flying

Getting the fit Right

Fit is crucial in workwear as a poor fit can result in uncomfortable experiences throughout the workday. Ill-fitting clothing can restrict movement, cause chafing, and lead to fatigue, impacting productivity and well-being. On a positive note, our new Powerweave fabrication provides high stretch and low friction, so Trade R. ensures maximum comfort throughout the day.

Tradesman walking in workshop wearing our TradeR Tr400 9 Pocket Stretch Short and Elbow Grease Short Sleeve Tee

Think About Safety

Stronger materials in workwear, such as the ARMORTEX fabric, bolster safety on construction sites by resisting cuts, tears, and abrasions. ARMORTEX's durability protects workers from sharp objects and rough surfaces, ensuring their clothing remains intact and their safety is ensured.


Tradesman using angle grinder in workshop with sparks flying wearing our TradeR workwear Pressure Short Sleeve Shirt


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