Totally Workwear | Keeping you totally covered

Totally Workwear is renowned for providing a huge range of high-quality workwear, but there is so much more to the popular store than meets the eye.

The family owned-and-operated business, which has been a reliable workwear outlet in Cairns for 23 years, also supplies more than 200 models of safety footwear, one of the largest safety footwear suppliers in Queensland.

Totally Workwear also stocks a diverse range of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety gloves and glasses, first-aid kids, spill kits (for chemical and oil leaks), safety vests earplugs, respirators, smoke lens and skin-protection items, to name just some of the items in stock.

People who work in confined spaces, at heights, under ground and around asbestos and other dangerous chemicals know they can turn to Totally Workwear for the safest and most reliable equipment.

The Scott St business also supplies and can custom-make safety signs, thanks to an in-house printer, to comply with all of Queensland’s Health and Safety requirements. It also features a Man Cave, with a selection of items like Leatherman knives and LED torches. In fact, the store has approximately $1 million in stock and is constantly adding new products.

Not only does Totally Workwear have you covered for all your work needs they also ensure their staff are knowledgeable and regularly trained in the technical aspects of all products, so you know you can trust the products you are purchasing.

“Excellent customer service and product knowledge from all of our staff is very important to us,” store manager Graeme Molloy said. “A work shirt is not just a work shirt. If you’re a boilermaker who spends a lot of your day welding, you really require a different shirt to an electrician or a bricklayer, for example. We make sure all our staff know everything about the products they sell to ensure our customers’ safety and comfort.”

Totally Workwear Cairns is part of Australia’s largest network of service providers in workwear, corporate wear and safety gear. The Cairns store is independently owned and operated by the Kingsbury family. The husband-and-wife team of Chris and June, along with their daughter Jenni, are hands-on in the business and have been since the store opened 23 years ago.

Of the 73 Totally Workwear stores in Australia, the Cairns branch is the second longest-running outlet and one of the most popular.

Along with safety clothing, their apparel range includes everything from singlets and t-shirts to polo shirts, corporate clothing and garments suited for the hospitality industry, such as chef’s caps, aprons, pants and shirts. The store recently added an in-house embroidery machine, which saves customers time when they want to add their corporate logos or insignias to their work wear.

As well as providing every type of safety clothing and gear, Totally Workwear also gives back to the community in a big way. It sponsors the Northern Pride, North Cairns Aussie Rules Team and the Sail Cairns Regatta, to name some of its local sponsorship support.

“We have a really great team here,” added Graeme. “It’s a fantastic place to work. Everyone knows what they’re doing and works hard. We’re here to make kitting out your team easy, so you can focus on what you do best – running your business.”

Graeme Molloy
store manager
1/98 Scott Street Ph: 4047 4444

Words by Janie Barton | Photos by Catherine Coombs