What does “dress for success” mean in your workplace?
A work uniform strategy is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It may seem obvious, but too many companies approach their work uniform decisions as if one uniform – or one work uniform provider – is the same as the next. When it comes to the garments your employees will be wearing on the job day after day, small details can make a big difference.
Here are some questions to help you find the right options for your business.
1. What Image Do You Want Your Employees to Convey?
When choosing a work uniform for employees who are the face of your company, look for professional details and opportunities to flaunt your brand. Professional uniforms can be a critical step in converting prospects into buyers and buyers into loyal customers.
Make a strong first impression with uniforms that are polished, professional and branded with your company name and logo. These small embellishments create confidence in customers that they’ve hired a reliable and conscientious company to do the job. Service industry employees need uniforms that immediately establish their identity and credibility.
A high-quality, customized work uniform can also help build solidarity and a sense of pride among team members.
2. Are there Unique Worker Safety Considerations?
Workers in construction, transportation, warehouse jobs or other positions who are in the path of moving vehicles or in low-light conditions will benefit from uniforms with enhanced visibility features. Federal regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Highway Administration have established standards for who is required to wear enhanced-visibility uniforms, but these garments can be an important investment in the safety of a wide array of workers.
3. Are there Unique Product Safety Requirements?
For employees working around food and health products, hygiene and safety are more than priorities. They’re also issues of industry and regulatory compliance. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) compliance standards ensure safety in design elements of the uniform as well as the laundering process.
HACCP compliance includes design features like buttonless closures and elastic cuffs to eliminate the risk of buttons or other small objects falling into production lines.
Uniforms for workers in the pharmaceutical industry must meet regulatory and industry protocols for safety, hygiene and security. There are typically strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and OSHA standards for companies operating within this industry.
4. Are there Unique Laundering Challenges?
Heightened sanitation requirements for food and pharmaceutical industry work uniforms require industrial laundering processes at specific water temperatures and detergent formulas that kill bacteria and other pathogens. Today, however, the sanitation benefits that industrial laundering provides are becoming the baseline requirements for almost every workplace. It was never a good idea to allow your employees to wash their own uniforms. Today, it’s a level of risk most businesses find unacceptable.
Sanitation is not the only laundering challenge to take into consideration when designing a work uniform program. Extra dirty jobs require uniforms durable enough to withstand frequent heavy duty laundering and soil removal – without sacrificing comfort or a professional image. Auto repair workers, for example, spend long hours in tight, dirty spaces, but they still have to convey the professional appearance that instills confidence in customers.
5. Which Uniform Supplier Can Deliver Your Needs?
Finding the right provider can make all the difference in your uniform program. Budget Uniform Rental has been specializing in reliable, cost-effective uniforms since 1959, while also providing the kind of high-quality customer service that has run in our family for three generations.
Our service is designed to make sure that whatever work uniform program you need, you can stop thinking about it once it is in place. It’s our job to make sure your employees get the uniforms they need, clean and in good condition, week after week. We can also get you out of the restroom, maintenance and mat supply business as well, with reliable service and high-quality products that let you get back to the job of growing your business.
Give us a call or click on the link below to learn more about the difference a local, independent, family-owned work uniform provider can bring to your business. Or read what our customers have to say.