1. First things first, why are you considering this workwear? Is it so your staff look more professional? Is it for safety reasons? These decisions will help lead you in the right direction.
2. The next step is to know the number of employees your buying for and which departments they work in. Some may spend most of their time outdoors, for instance, while others may be in an office.
3. Now you’ve grouped the team, it’s a good idea tell them about your plans and to ask them what they want from their workwear. They may have requests, which could help them with their line of work.
4. You also need to find out what legal specifications you’ll need to meet, particularly for jobs that involve hazards. Even if you’re quite familiar with them, it’s a good idea to keep abreast of the latest requirements in your sector.
5. Think about each job you employ someone for. Make a list of these jobs and ensure that, for each one, you know what you want and need for their workwear requirements.
6. Make sure those that work outdoors have the appropriate clothing to keep them warm and dry. That may involve fleeces, jackets, waterproofs, gloves, boots and bodywarmers.
7. Will you need hi vis clothing or extra pockets on the jackets and trousers. These special features may help your employees to become more productive.
8. Where possible, it’s also good to offer your staff a little bit of choice. This may mean letting them choose between polo shirts v Ts or it could be between a jumper and a hoodie. So long as you still have consistency with the colour scheme and branding, they will still look professional.
9. Including company information, such as your name, phone number and web address could all be useful for attracting new business and raising awareness of what you do.
10. Look for value for money. That doesn’t mean buying the cheapest, it means buying clothing that will last. Because the less replacements you need to buy, the less expensive it will be in the long-run. Durability is the key.
All you need to do now is finalise your list of workwear requirements and find a workwear clothing provider that can help meet your needs.
Xamax has a wide selection of workwear clothing to choose from, including hard wearing items and more formal attire that may need corporate embroidery, such as embroidered shirts.