Did you know that one of the most important things for a tree surgeon to do their work is not just their tools, but their clothing too! Don’t get us wrong, it’s no fashion show in our line of work, but there are still some surprising purposes to our dress code.
The Butler’s uniform is bottle green with our nice clean logo, which the team wears proudly! Even though our uniform can get pretty grubby, we like to make efforts to look as professional and smart as possible when we arrive onsite. To make sure this is possible, we have multiple of each item so we can wear a fresh and clean uniform to every job.
Most of what we wear depends on the weather! As we work in all temperatures, we have to dress appropriately for the outdoors. In the winter we sometimes have layers upon layers to keep us warm while we work. Everyone in the team appreciates our big branded hoodies and hats in the colder months! In the summer we wear our green Butler’s t-shirts but we still have to wear our orange overalls for safety onsite.
Another important aspect of our clothing is wearing the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and ensuring this is presented properly and professionally. The PPE we wear to every job will include:
- Ear and eye protection
- Chainsaw protective trousers
- Chainsaw protective boots
Tree surgeons that go up into the air, known as Climbers, will also carry a personal first aid kit and a whistle so they’re ready for any emergencies. These team members have to wear even more accessories in the form of harnesses and ropes to be able to do their job effectively and safely.
It’s very important that everyone onsite keeps their PPE clean and in good working condition. As a lot of our uniform is designed to keep us out of harm’s way, all the team respect their kit and the rules we have at Butler’s. Clean kit is safe kit!
Check out our Instagram to spot our bright orange trousers and see the different colour helmets we wear.