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OUR SERVICES

At Ballyclare we like to ensure we can provide a full service for your business, not just supplying the protective clothing you need to wear. Whether it's adding personalisation to your workwear and PPE to help provide a smart corporate look your customers recognise or providing a fully managed service from provision of kit to laundry and repairs. For all your workwear requirements you can trust Ballyclare to be able to offer you the best solution for your business and teams at whatever level you need.

 

PERSONALISATION

Putting your logo on your workwear makes your employees stand out and raises your profile. It says you're proud of who you are and what you do. Your Ballyclare workwear keeps you safe and protected at all times; but we can do more to make your clothing stand out. We have a range of options to really add value to your corporate look.

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You love your Ballyclare workwear and trust it to keep you safe and protected at all times; but we can do more to make your clothing really stand out.  Why not add your logo, individuals’ names or job titles?  We have a range of options to really add value to your corporate look. Putting your logo on your workwear makes your employees stand out and raises your profile. It says you're proud of who you are and what you do.
We offer both a heat sealing and embroidery service that can be applied to many of the workwear we offer:

HEAT SEALING

Heat sealing provides a durable option for branding clothing, it is hard-wearing and can be washed industrially. For waterproof workwear where fabric integrity is essential, heat sealing ensures your protective clothing remains waterproof while maintaining your corporate image. All you need to do is send us an electronic file of your logo and we’ll do the rest.

EMBROIDERY

For polycotton workwear such as polo shirts, fleeces and hoodies embroidery is the perfect option and can be applied to many areas of clothing. We, of course, offer flame retardant embroidery for specialist protective garments that are exposed to fire and heat. Your logo is applied via a computer system for complete control, ensuring precision and quality in every stitch. Embroidery can include logos and wearer names for an extra personal touch.

Whether you opt for heat sealing or embroidery, set up fees are often free of charge or minimal cost and short lead–times mean you’re not waiting long for your workwear.

OUR MANAGED SERVICE

Our managed service option provides a turnkey solution that takes safety to a new level and ensures customers are equipped with garments that are fit-for-purpose at all times. The service covers all aspects of testing, sizing, fitting and supplying personnel with the correct garments. Throughout the service life of each item of clothing we take care of its laundry, maintenance and repair. We provide a local stock holding facility to ensure safety clothing can be supplied quickly and if required we offer a rapid response service with a 24/7 emergency hotline.

With our tried and tested IT system we can provide RFID track and trace facilities over the full life of a garment. All this data is accessible to our customers through our ‘ExtraServe’ online system that enables self-management of accounts and PPE requirements. ExtraServe is securely linked with the Ballyclare IT infrastructure giving customers the ability to access up to date information as well as providing a direct link to our support team.

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1. SPECIFICATION

Agreeing a product specification is the first stage and only happens after in-depth consultation with each client. Ballyclare then sources materials to specification and conducts field tests to determine fitness for purpose.

2. MANUFACTURE

Safety in extreme conditions demands critical quality control procedures and manufacturing disciplines. Ballyclare excels with this requirement.

3. MADE-TO-MEASURE

Ballyclare’s managed service is a bespoke service. Each user is individually measured for each item of safety clothing and PPE equipment. This guarantees a completely fitted service.

4. PERSONAL SERVICE

For each user Ballyclare creates a personal pack within its warehouse to ensure that each wearer receives a complete set of fitted items.

5. WAREHOUSING

Ballyclare’s logistical operation includes state-of-the-art storage and distribution is available using its own vehicles.

6. TRACKING

Each and every item of PPE is barcoded. This provides a complete audit trail throughout its life in line with European Health and Safety Directives. The in-service support programme enables Ballyclare to monitor the on-going performance of products in the field.

7. LAUNDERING

Ballyclare’s managed service also includes the collection and laundering of soiled clothing.

8. INSPECTION

Each item is subjected to a multi-point inspection plan before being assessed as suitable for continued service.

9. REDELIVERY

After all safety checks and repairs are completed, Ballyclare returns the garments back for use to each individual wearer.

10. QUALITY CONTROL

Stringent quality control measures are in place to guarantee life-long performance and items are inspected before they leave the manufacturing facility. Ballyclare is fully accredited with Module D for the manufacture of complex PPE.

 

Laundry

We work with our laundry partners to train their operatives to ensure your workwear get the best after-care available. Our business process and systems are tightly integrated with those of our partners to enable us to provide a seamless service encompassing cleaning, inspection, repair and delivery/collection of PPE.

The working environment can leave its mark on workwear, firefighter suits and protective clothing by way of smoke particles, oil, dirt or greasy deposits. Any protective clothing or workwear that is left in this unclean state is unsafe. In the case of high visibility workwear the bright colours and reflective tape can become dulled, making the garments ultimately unlawful. With firefighting uniforms the removal of decontaminants is imperative to ensure it is fit for purpose and suitable for reuse.

Expert cleaning and care is essential to ensure your garments retain their protective attributes, keeping your workforce safe and extending the lifespan of the workwear. We work with our laundry partner Elis to train their operatives to ensure your garments get the best after-care available. Our business process and systems are tightly integrated with those of our partners to enable us to provide a seamless service encompassing cleaning, inspection, repair and delivery/collection of PPE.

 

TRUST THE TEAM

We maintain the exacting quality control and product management procedures that allow every garment to be tracked and traced and finally decommissioned. Find out more by watching our short film about the managed service we provide to fire and rescue services across the UK.

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