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Workwear Items Your Event Staff Need

Event staff wear uniforms for several reasons. Some of these reasons are that it helps the team look professional, stand out from crowds, and increase brand awareness when customised. Here are four workwear items your event staff need:

  1. Hi Vis Vests and Jackets
  2. Gloves
  3. Boots
  4. Branded Polos, Hoodies, and Fleeces

1. Hi Vis Vests and Jackets

High visibility clothing is an essential workwear item for your team because they will work outside. There are regulations in place you need to follow. The main categories are:

Class 1 - the lowest level and should only be used in minimal risk zones, such as off-road sites.

Class 2 - medium level and should be worn by roadway and public safety workers who need to be seen by passing traffic.

Class 3 - the highest level and offers the greatest amount of safety and visibility.

The level of visibility depends on where your event team will be working. For example, the team members who will work the car parks and guiding vehicles on where to go. They have a greater need to be visible than the team members who will check tickets at the door.

Hi vis vests are a useful garment to wear if it is too warm for a jacket but your staff still need to be visible. To pick the best hi vis vest for your outdoor team, consider several factors which we have discussed here.  A good example would be the Yoko Hi Vis Fleece Vest and Portwest Hi Vis Executive Vest.

In differing weather, to offer your team additional visibility and protection, hi-vis jackets are a good option.

2. Gloves

Even if it is a warm day, gloves can help to keep your team's hands protected from hazards. These are sharp objects to heavy items they may have to lift which could cause blisters. Gloves can also protect against unexpected weather changes. For example, if a sunny day were to change to a torrential downpour, your workers would be left with cold, wet hands if they are not wearing gloves. This can make it harder for them to continue working productively and safely. 

It is important that you protect your event team from these occupational and/or weather hazards. To do this, you need to invest in outdoor gloves. Each glove has different features that you need to consider before deciding. Some of these features are that they insulate but ventilate and have an enhanced grip.

3. Boots

Because your event team will be on their feet all throughout their shift, investing in boots that offer safety and comfort is a must. If your team are wearing footwear that protects them from hazards such as slipping on wet surfaces and sharp objects and supports their feet, they will work more productively and enthusiastically. This will have a positive impact on your event's attendees. Friendly, enthusiastic staff will persuade them to come back. 

Consider boots that are made from water repelling materials and have slip-resistant soles to prevent falls on slippery surfaces such as ceramic and steel. 

4. Branded Polos, Hoodies and Fleeces

Who says event staff workwear has to be dull and fade into the crowd? Safety features are essential, but if you want your staff to be recognised by event attendees, they need to be wearing something that stands out. Branding your polo shirts, hoodies and fleeces is a good way to go about it.


There are many reasons other than standing out from the crowds which are necessary. These workwear items will help to increase your brand awareness. When you and your event team are wearing your logo, you all become a walking advertisement for your company. Wherever you go, you will spread brand awareness.

They also help to boost team morale. It is just like wearing a football kit. When all of your fellow team members are wearing the same branded clothing as you, customised in the same way, you will feel more united as a team.