When you’re looking to order uniforms for your staff, it can be tricky to navigate all of the different features and options available to you. There are so many different options and factors to take into consideration, but there are a few things you must consider above all else. If you want to ensure that your uniforms are functional, and used properly, there are three main features you must consider; fit, care, and comfort.
One of the biggest mistakes that employers make is not having the right size garments for their staff. Not only does fit affect the comfort level, but it can negatively impact any safety features as well. If you’re working with food safety, for instance, and need clean garments that won’t get in the way -- a uniform that’s too big will often drag and droop, getting dirty and compromising safety. Meanwhile, a uniform that’s too small will expose unnecessary amounts of skin and hair. In other industries this can be even more dangerous as those same issues can lead to serious health and safety risks for your workers.
Will you be providing uniform cleaning and care services, or will it be up to your staff? When you’re relying on staff to care for their own uniforms you need to consider a few things. First, you’ll need to give them enough options that they’ll be able to have clean uniforms at the ready without doing laundry nightly. Next, if there are any issues, can they care for or repair them easily. In some cases, protective garments must be cared for and inspected by the maker if there are issues.
Last but not least, are your garments comfortable enough to wear and use without impeding workflow? When designing a garment for protection, it’s not always possible for it to be completely lightweight, however, it shouldn’t be so heavy it makes work difficult. When possible, have members of your team test uniform options to see if they will have full range of movement.
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