How to Choose the Best Uniform for Work

The best uniforms are more than just clothes. They act as a sign to employees that they are part of a team, and indicate to customers and visitors who they can approach for help. Emergency services, engineers, transport workers and manufacturing operatives are just a few of the many industries that require the wearing of a uniform. Dressing in work garments can be a sign to employees that their shift has started and they are now on duty, whatever that may be.

It’s not just about looking good. Safety clothes provided for a worker from work uniform suppliers can make them feel valued and increase their motivation to do a good job. And from an employer’s perspective, the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that’s fit for purpose is a legal requirement.

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Why is it important to wear uniform at work?

The best uniforms not only provide a sense of identity and professionalism, they should also protect the wearer from any hazards at work – everything from oil and grease in a vehicle workshop to flying sparks at a welding firm. Flame retardant clothing or hi vis workwear is essential to keeping staff safe. Having a separate set of work or safety clothes prevents employees from damaging their own clothes in the line of work and allows them to keep potential contaminants away from the home environment.

Providing and maintaining safety clothes at work is a legal obligation, so many HR and Site Managers find it easier to let trusted work uniform suppliers, such as phs Besafe, take the strain of managing staff workwear. We specialise in flexible and reliable managed workwear solutions in conjunction with a unique commercial laundry service that allows us to maintain the protective properties of all types of safety clothes. As specialist PPE uniform suppliers, we deal with everything from polycotton overalls to flame retardant hi vis trousers; and from Gore Tex safety jackets to arc protective garments.

What makes the best uniform?

As leading work uniform suppliers, phs Besafe ensures that all safety clothing provided is fit for purpose and well fitted. Our safety workwear is made from durable, high quality materials that offer both comfort and protection with strategically placed seams, zips and pockets to make work life easier.

Sizing employees prior to supply ensures correct fit, helping to avoid restricted movement and minimising rubbing or chaffing. This means that workers are happy to wear our flame retardant workwear or hi vis clothing for long periods of time without complaint. And when dirt and grease threaten to inhibit the protective properties of hi vis or flame retardant workwear, phs Besafe’s effective laundry service ensures that safety clothes are appropriately cleaned so as not to spoil these vital features and extending the life of the uniform.

You have a duty of care to your staff to never skimp on work uniform suppliers. Make sure that PPE or security uniform suppliers provide a survey that profiles your protection requirements and considers working roles, your site, the needs of the wearer and the number of employees.

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What to do with old work uniform?

For security reasons, it’s always best to dispose of worn out or redundant workwear in a controlled manner. This protects your company image and prevents the use of your business’ safety clothes for unlawful purposes. A branded Gore Tex safety jacket, for example, can be used to gain confidence in fraudulent activities. But do you know what to do with old work uniform?

Most good work uniform suppliers can also provide a secure uniform destruction service in a controlled and highly secure environment. At phs Besafe, we’ll scan, shred and provide proof of destruction for your peace of mind.  

Our uniform destruction process is as simple as the rest of our managed workwear services, designed to save you time and money with no need to recruit separate suppliers for laundering or secure disposal.

Supply, launder, repair and destroy – uniform suppliers don’t get any more straightforward than phs Besafe. If you want to hear more about what makes us the best uniform suppliers and why is it important to wear uniform at work, get in touch today. 

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