Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 1 – Building Brand Identity
Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 2 – Creating a Sense of Unity
Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 3 – Equality
Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 4 – Meet Industry Standards
Benefits of Implementing Uniforms for Your Business: Part 5 – Safety
This article discusses the 5th and final benefit of implementing uniforms in your business: Safety.
Most of us start with that familiar sound of the alarm going off in the morning, which cues the beginning of our morning routine. This means it is time to get up and get dressed in our work clothes for the day. For the purpose of this article, we are going to consider uniforms as company branded attire that must be worn while at work. While there may be many potential positives and negatives for the employees who are wearing uniforms, we are going to focus on the 5th and final benefit your business and culture may experience from implementing workplace uniforms: Safety.
For industries that carry risk, uniforms can also deliver the functional benefit of safety! Some of these industries include healthcare, construction, and emergency services. Much of the safety workwear available, also called personal protective equipment (PPE), is carefully designed to comply with the health and safety standards of that field of work. Uniforms required for safety will protect the employees working, and can also fulfill the branding and recognition needs for the company. Some examples of safety uniforms would be flame-resistant workwear or high visibility clothing. Specific uniforms can also help to identify if certain people should be in a specific work area or on a jobsite, as the visual design of the uniform makes them easily identifiable.
From a safety standpoint, uniforms also can prevent cross-contamination in industries such as healthcare and food. Cross-contamination is the transfer of bacteria, other microorganisms, food allergens, chemicals, or toxins from one surface to another. As you can imagine, cross-contamination is the culprit behind many foodborne illnesses, as well as viral illnesses. This makes it very important for companies to understand at which points cross-contamination could occur, and how to prevent it. Many companies that are faced with the threat of cross-contamination will implement a uniform program to specifically help reduce the threats that are present from employees’ clothing.
The 5 BIG Benefits of Work Uniforms
- Building Brand Identity
- Creating a Sense of Unity
- Meet Industry Standards
Uniforms for Your Business
These are just some of the great benefits for a business that comes from wearing the same clothing! For those of you that already have uniforms implemented at your place of business, we hope that this has brought some light to the rewards you may already be experiencing from your uniforms. If you do not already have uniforms, and are needing to comply to safety regulations, then it sounds like uniforms may be in your company’s BIG future; the decision is in your hands!
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