In order to incentivise users to adopt best practice in their care of work clothes, CEPOVETT Group has produced a practical guide on how to use their products and minimise their impact on the environment. The manual includes tips on washing machine operation, selecting the right temperature, and what detergents to use to prolong the life of your clothes.
There are three solutions: home care, professional care and laundry firms. However, the golden rule is to always check the manufacturer’s care label. It should also be noted that protective clothing (PPE) regulations require employers to ensure that clothing is kept in proper condition and that past cleaning can be traced back.
“Care of SNCF uniforms, in particular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is a key issue from a regulatory, economic and staff welfare perspective. Professional cleaning is preferred as it ensures that outfits are safely cleaned given the often high levels of dirt and grime. Home care must be ruled out due to the risk of contaminating household laundry. We work closely with our partners at all stages of the process, as well as our manufacturer regarding fabric selection to prolong the life of clothes, through to applying the correct care solution.”