As each workplace and job has different requirements and dress codes, it can be tricky to know exactly what you and your employees should be wearing. Of course, it represents your business, so looking professional and presentable is important, but it also needs to be practical.
No matter what you do for a living, Buytshirtsonline has put together a guide on how to choose the right workwear for your working environment.
Comfort and practicality are essential if you're working in a care or healthcare setting. For example, a breathable polo shirt or t-shirt is ideal for moving around in and easy to wash and care for - plus, short sleeves are a more hygienic option when working with patients.
A tabard is also a practical option for health and care workers, as it protects the clothes underneath and has a handy pocket to keep work essentials in. As you'll be on your feet all day, make sure to add a comfortable pair of closed-toe shoes.
As agriculture workers primarily work outdoors, you'll need clothing that can withstand the ever-changing weather and can handle a bit of mud. A pair of water-repellent but breathable trousers for rainy days or some zip-off trousers that can quickly be turned into shorts in warmer weather will have you covered—paired with a lightweight waterproof jacket and comfortable layers such as a cotton t-shirt underneath.
You'll need to invest in a good pair of wellies or sturdy waterproof boots to make sure that you're ready for anything the elements throw at you - they'll need to be tough enough to keep your feet protected but comfortable enough to wear all day. Make sure to wear moisture-wicking socks also to help keep your feet dry.
A smart collar shirt for wait staff or front-of-house hospitality workers will make a great first impression on your customers and can be paired with a formal waistcoat. A full apron or half-apron will help protect your clothes and give you a handy place to stash your notepad.
If you're working behind the scenes in the kitchens, go for a pair of comfortable black trousers and a pair of non-slip shoes - and, of course, your chef's whites. Wearing white in the kitchen may seem counter-productive, as it will show up stains, but classically it demonstrates a chef's commitment to cleanliness, as well as keeping them cooler in a hot kitchen.
Of course, when you're dressing for a construction site, safety is always the main priority. So opt for a pair of touch but lightweight trousers that are easy to move around in, or trousers with knee pads for extra protection. A t-shirt that is lightweight but durable and hardwearing can easily be layered with a high-vis vest. High-vis trousers are also a good idea if you're working in particularly poor visibility, such as overnight works.
If you're working outside, make sure to wear layers and a breathable waterproof jacket to help keep you warm and dry. Strong toe-capped boots are an absolute must on a construction site, as they help protect against injury, so look for a pair with good ankle support and a firm sole.
If you're a painter or a decorator, you can't go wrong with a pair of classic white overalls for a practical and professional-looking way to help protect your clothes. Alternatively, a pair of durable work shorts and a lightweight t-shirt is the way to go - as long as you don't mind them getting covered in paint!
If you're based in an office, business casual is the way to go - think smart polo shirts or button-down shirts. Of course, for engineers working in the field, it's always best to check the health and safety dress code first, but generally, some sturdy boots, a hard hat and a high-vis jacket or vest will be needed.
Nothing gives as strong a first impression as customised workwear - it immediately conveys a sense of professionalism and shows who your business is. We have a vast range of high-quality workwear across several different industries that can be customised, so no matter where you work, you can stand out from the competition.
To learn more about our personalised workwear, call Buytshirtsonline on 01928 579 951 or email email@example.com.