Matthew Pinto-Chilcott – Owner of Consensus HR comments: “Workers get thermals as heating is reduced – with the increase in cost of living and rising costs for businesses, this business is giving their employees more thermal efficient clothing, plus a cost-of-living bonus to help with increasing prices.”
NEWS ARTICLE Workers get thermals as heating is reduced
Staff at a Leeds stainless steel products factory have been given warmer work clothing to help cut energy costs. Pland Stainless said its annual energy bill of £110,000 could reach £400,000 if it did not take action. Workers are being provided with more “thermally efficient” clothing so that the heating in the factory can be reduced by a few degrees. The company provides workwear for its 49 employees throughout the year, but the latest offering is much warmer to combat reduced site temperatures. “We’ve done a mass distribution this week,” Russell Haigh, the company’s financial controller, said. “Everything we normally issue has been upgraded to be a bit more thermally efficient,” he explained. Staff also received a £400 payment in July to cope with the cost of living crisis.