A lab coat is formally known as a laboratory coat but also often referred to as a white coat, they are tailored to be knee-length and are usually light or white in colour. Laboratory coats are used to maximise safety and comfort in the workplace, they help prevent and protect a user's skin from harmful chemicals and contamination. In some workplaces, men, women and others must wear a coat as it is considered personal protective equipment.
Ladies lab coats and lab coats for men will be tailored in a different way, this is to ensure a good fit and optimal comfort. Alternatively, a unisex lab coat option is available which fits all shapes and sizes.
A lab coats fabric is the basis of where it can be used and what it can protect the user against. Many can be used in multiple environments.
Wearing a white lab coat is common practice for many professionals, the functionality of them allows workers to complete tasks safely and with peace of mind. Below is a handful of those that may use one in their workplace.
RS has a range of lab coats from leading brands such as 3M, Muzelle Dulac, Kimberley Clark and our very own brand RS PRO. We also have specialist technical advisors on hand to answer questions you may have or if you need any advice.