The Community of Madrid will provide workers in Metro workshops and depots with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Two Metro workers with the new uniforms
The Regional Ministry of Housing, Transport and Infrastructures will distribute the new uniforms to 3,100 underground employees by the end of 2024. The regional government has invested nearly €8 million in the incorporation of this high-security clothing and in updating the outfits of the 4,397 commercial supervisors. Maternity coats, tactile gloves and bags to hold portable electronic devices will also be produced

The Community of Madrid is to equip the 3,100 workers in Metro workshops and depots with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), with thermal certification, with the aim of incorporating more technical, safer and more comfortable workwear.

The Regional Ministry of Housing, Transport and Infrastructure will distribute these suits, for which a budget of almost €8 million has been earmarked, by the end of the year. This amount also includes the renovation of the wardrobe of the 4,397 commercial supervisors of Metro, which introduces advances in fabrics and materials.

This PPE is fluorescent yellow and reflective, as opposed to the current blue, in order to increase the worker's visibility in dangerous situations, and also incorporates protection against welding spatter and improved insulation and protection against the cold down to -5 °C. The footwear is also renewed, incorporating greater breathability and anti-slip soles.

Finally, the procurement of maternity coats, tactile gloves (with indicators for digital dexterity tests, low temperatures and to minimise shock accidents), and the supply of bags to store portable electronic devices are included. Metro de Madrid is currently checking the sizing of its employees and, once this process is completed, the production of the garments will begin.

The Community of Madrid will provide workers in Metro workshops and depots with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).