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Four benefits of wearing a uniform in the workplace

Monday, 3 October 2016  |  Geoff

There has never been a better time for employers to introduce a uniform. Now more so than ever before, having a uniform serves several important purposes that can’t be overlooked. Here are four benefits of a uniform that you might not have considered.

Safety
There is nothing more important than safety in the workplace. While accidents can happen at the drop of a hat, the risk of injury is drastically reduced if staff are wearing an official uniform meant for protection. Companies like Total Workwear specialise in providing clothes for protection. Just some of the items they stock include safety boots, flame retardant workwear and a wide range of hi-vis gear, such as waistcoats, jackets and fleeces. These can go a long way to making sure staff don’t injure themselves on the job.

Staff need help
Some employees will need a helping hand when it comes to choosing suitable work clothes. Implementing a uniform reduces the risk of someone turning up in clothing that is either inappropriate or unsafe. Many staff in the hospitality and food industry will also appreciate not having to wear their own clothes at work, as there is always a risk they could get spoilt.

Branding
Uniform can say a lot about a company – and therefore can act as an amazing piece of branding. Employers can use uniforms to their advantage by expanding their company’s presence in the community. If a workforce wears a uniform, they will look much more professional than if they were sporting mismatched threads.

Teamwork
A lot can be said for working as a team. When a workforce is united, they are more productive and generate more profits. Uniforms are a great way to make staff feel part of a team which is working towards the same goal. In the long run, a uniform will continue to strengthen these bonds as the years pass by.
Invest in a uniform

If you are an employer, it is certainly time to consider introducing a uniform. While safety should be the main aim of a uniform, the aforementioned points also act as added benefits. Contact us today to see how we can help you outfit your company.

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