Love it or hate, the work uniform is a custom adopted in most UK workplaces. Whether it be a strict smart dress code, or PPE to keep you safe on the job – there are multiple reasons why uniforms are the right choice for work attire.
Here, we have compiled a list of the top benefits of having a work uniform for employees and employers;
1) Employee Engagement and Pride
Scientific studies have found that employees feel a sense of pride and belonging from wearing a branded work uniform, and in some case, it has even increased team spirit and unity. Some employees may become “brand ambassadors” by taking on the brand identity.
2) Free Advertising! Brand Promotion
Branded workwear worn by workers outside work, will provide advertising for your brand and increase brand recognition in those that see it.
3) Increased Security
Coloured or specific work uniforms can help to quickly identify which workers are meant to be in certain areas or roles in a company. This can also be beneficial for the worker themselves if they are unsure on the areas they are allowed in, or who can help them with a role-specific task.
4) Role Authority
It is no secret that people are more likely to take notice and follow instructions from someone wearing a high vis jacket as opposed to someone dressed in plain clothes. This idea also works for management. Managers and supervisors dressed differently or more smartly to other workers, are often found to hold more authority and be recognised in their position.
5) Protected Workers With PPE
Obviously, we know a lot about PPE! Personal Protective Equipment is necessary in a variety of industries and is used to protect workers in hazardous environments. There are also legal requirements and health and safety regulations for employers to provide PPE to workers free of charge for certain roles.
6) Prevent Cross-contamination
In industries such as the food industry, it is imperative to stop contaminants from being spread by the clothing worn by workers and therefore workwear is never taken off-site by employees. Other examples include; pharmaceutical companies and environments where static electricity can damage certain electrical components.
7) Stress-free Mornings
Having a consistent work uniform can take the stress out of workwear for employees who are often in a mad rush in the morning! As well as saving time, work uniforms are often much cheaper or are provided free of charge. Some companies even take on the laundering process and expenses.
8) Customer Trust
When dealing with customers, employees wearing a work uniform are usually trusted more and give a better first impression with a sense of professionalism. It will also make the brand and salespeople more memorable.
GMTS offer a range of work uniform options which can be personalised with your company logo. View our ranges here.
Workwear Polo Shirts Various Colours
£6.13 (£5.11 excl. VAT)
65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Three Button Placket
Sizes Small To 4 X Large
Click Code CLPKS
Super Click Mens Sewn in Seams Work Trousers
£13.54 (£11.28 excl.VAT)
235gsm Poly Cotton
Zip Fly With Hook Bar
Two Swing Hip Pockets
Two Cargo Pockets
Two Rear Pockets With Stud Flap
Sewn In Seams
Knee Pad Pockets
Regular Fit 31” Leg
Tall Fit 33” Leg
Sizes 30” Waist To 52” Waist
Sweat shirts – Premium Drop Shoulder Sweatshirts
£11.88 (£9.90 excl. VAT)
65% Cotton 35% Polyester
Heavy 365gsm Fabric
Fashionable Drop Shoulder Style
Cover Seamed Neck And Shoulders
Cover Seamed Armholes And Waistband
High Quality Ribbed Cuffs And Waistband
Size Small To 3 X Large
Black Or Navy
Click Premium Code CPPCS