Uniforms for Employee Safety
The Ideology Behind Uniform Safety: Three Rules
Safety and security in the workplace contributes to the overall health and hygiene of your facility, which is a major benefit to your customers.
Uniforms and safety equipment need to be reviewed to ensure that your facility is making proactive choices. This chapter details why uniforms are important, how your staff can clean safely, and what that means in different fields.
A clean uniform says, “This is a hygienic facility,” to everyone that sees your staff.
Uniforms have been used for specialized jobs since people became serious about sales. Chefs, doctors, dentists, vets – they all wear uniforms. But the real reasons that uniforms are worn in these fields are more practical than you would think.
That is why there are three rules to any clean method ideology involving uniforms:
Rule 1: Standard procedure is key.
When all of your employees wear the same uniform and protective gear, it allows you to standardize the washing, safety, maintenance, and storage procedures involved. Different items brought by different people may not be ideal and could cause problems.
As a rule, all staff should wear the same uniform to maintain safety and hygiene protocols.
Rule 2: Appearance is everything.
Uniforms inspire team spirit along with streamlining the “brand” look of your team. When your customers see your staff all donning the same clothing, it looks clean-cut, neat, and like you have stepped into an environment where the “team” rules. Professionalism is synonymous with uniforms; just look at policemen, fire fighters, and doctors!
As a rule, inspire confidence and faith in your team by adopting uniforms at work.
Rule 3: Customers understand employee roles.
Uniforms are also clear indicators of an employee’s role in the business without any verbal communication. This is a customer service advantage as customers can approach the right staff with applicable concerns or questions. These uniforms will serve to distinguish your waiters from your fry cooks, your cleaners from your chefs.
As a rule, distinguish your employee roles by adopting multiple types of uniforms.
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