Creating a uniform policy can be beneficial for both employees and your company as a whole.
Uniforms help promote your brand while also bringing your team together and increasing company morale.
High-quality uniforms also impress customers! It gives the customers confidence that they are dealing with a professional company that takes pride in presenting themselves to their customers. It is very common to see workers across service, healthcare, hospitality, and restaurant sectors wearing uniforms.
Here at RG Direct, we’ve been providing uniforms for a variety of businesses for decades. We understand how the right uniforms can make a big difference. But, how do you go about implementing a policy that is easy to understand, safe and cost-effective to put into place?
Here’s how you can create an effective uniform policy for your business:
Decide What Type of Dress Code You Want to Implement
In creating a uniform policy, you want to make sure your employees’ clothes are professional and stylish yet also durable and functional for their jobs. Think about what your employees do on a regular basis when choosing their uniforms.
Are they serving clients outdoors or indoors? Are they working in an Air conditioned environment or outdoors? Does their work involve regular movements such as walking, lifting or working in the kitchen?
Uniforms come in a variety of styles ranging from polos t-shirts, dustcoats, chef jackets and drill pants to more semi-formal shirts and skirts/slacks/sulus. Maybe your business falls on one of these options, or somewhere in the middle. To ensure your employees are going to wear the right uniforms, consider including them in the decision-making process.
Safety Comes First
You want your employees to look great but, most of all, you want them to be safe. Fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries and accidents are very common so you don’t want your employees becoming statistics.
Poor-fitted uniforms don’t just look unprofessional, but they also pose safety risks. Uniform shirts and jackets that are too loose can snag onto the equipment or get stained from the food while serving customers. Or loose tops, can expose unwanted body hairs and odors in front of the customers. Loose pants can increase slip-and-fall accidents.
Therefore, when implementing a uniform policy, take these safety issues seriously. Making safety a big part of your decision ensures you’re taking the right steps to keep your employees safe and feeling their best and hygienic.
Make Sure You Fully Understand Industry and Legal Requirements
Your uniforms depend on what industry you’re in. So, when developing any kind of employee dress code policy, keep to the industry standard requirements in mind.
Additionally, it can be helpful to seek outside, professional help to write out your uniform policy. You don’t want to implement mandatory rules if there’s a chance they go against religious beliefs, race, disability, gender, etc. Keep these legal considerations in mind when creating your policy to prevent unhappy employees or potential lawsuits.
The uniform & workwear standard for a restaurant worker or a chef would be different to construction worker or a plumber. So it’s very important to do your research to seek out what kind of outfit is required for your industry which complies to the industry standard.
Work with a Uniform Provider That Will Work with You
Once you figure out a great dress code that’s safe, professional, and agreed upon by you and your employees, you have to decide where to source these uniforms from and identify a company that will work with you to make your job easier, not harder. A supplier that understands the uniform & workwear standards and not just try to flog you their standard product.
Choose a uniform provider that will truly get to understand your company’s style and mission. You don’t want to be viewed as just another number on their list. You and your business deserve high-quality personalized service, every time. After all, your uniform policy won’t be very effective if you’re not getting top-notch, cost-effective uniforms that check all of your boxes.
“You need to work with a supplier that understands uniform standards, and not just try to flog you their standard stuff!!”
Get High-Quality Uniforms and Workwear from RG Direct!
Creating an employee uniform & workwear policy can be extremely beneficial as long as you’re purchasing the right kind of items that are safe, comfortable, and legally the right fit for your business. Once your policy is perfected, make sure you’re getting the best uniform services possible.
With RG Direct, you will get solutions-based service and we’ll work with you hand-in-hand through every step of the process to bring your uniform & workwear policy to life!
For more information on our uniform & workwear services, contact us for a quote today on 9925049 or email email@example.com You can also visit us online at www.rgdirect.com.fj