1. Make sure you know all the legal requirements the clothing must meet for every role you’re buying workwear for.
2. Ask employees for their input, especially with regards to anything that may help them perform their job better or make them safer.
3. Decide whether you want to kit out all members of staff or just those who carry out certain roles or are client-facing, for example.
4. Make a list of everyone you’re going to be buying for and carefully consider the environments the work in (eg. indoors or outdoors? both?) and the tasks they carry out.
5. Consider the extra little things, like larger pockets on work trousers or high-vis jackets for roadside or night shift workers.
6. To avoid frequent replacements, make sure you’re buying quality when buying clothing that is likely to be vulnerable to wear and tear.
7. Consider corporate workwear for staff that do not have a manual job, but are still client-facing. This will ensure they look professional and send out the right message about the company.
8. If you have corporate branding or a colour scheme, make sure your clothing is consistent with it. This will help you develop the brand further and grow the company.
9. Make sure you include your company’s name and contact information somewhere on the workwear. It could lead to further business and will widen the exposure of your brand.
10. Where possible, give your employees a little bit of choice. For instance, let them choose between two colours (so long as they’re both ‘on brand’).
By following these rules, you’ll choose workwear that will benefit both your employees and your company. And remember, don’t overlook the advantages of having promotional clothing.
Xamax has a wide selection of workwear clothing to choose from for and can help you make the right decision for any printed or embroidered clothing your business requires.