Whether the organization is to manage the procurement itself or decides to outsource, a detailed design brief and/or specification is obviously essential. This will be prepared using input from the users/wearers of the apparel, functional heads, and safety representatives and, where external image is a consideration, the marketing function. Dubai UAE Uniforms is one of the top Industrial Uniforms suppliers in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman.
There are several separate areas where detail is required.
Safety has two aspects: the safety of the wearer, and the safety or integrity of the products and processes that the wearer is employed on (although many design features have implications for both).
Many companies will have to operate within safety parameters laid down by their customers, as well as by relevant legislation – civil engineering contractors, for example, may find safety aspects of staff outfits specified in contract documentation.Each situation needs to be looked at individually:
The design of industrial uniforms likely to be worn by any employee whose work takes him or her near to machinery, especially rotating machinery, should eliminate any loose or trailing elements that could get caught up. Cuffs should be tight, skirts should not ‘flow’ excessively, and accessories such as scarves should not be used.
If employees with long hair are to be close to machinery, thought should be given to some form of restraining head cover both for males and females.
Care should be given to the design and position of pockets, turnups, reversed cuffs and so on to ensure that they do not catch on switches and other projections.
Visibility is an issue particularly, but not exclusively, for staff working outdoors after dark. In such situations, try to incorporate significant areas of lighter colour in the design. High visibility industrial uniforms may be specified – this is typically applied to coats and other outer garments, but the requirements of staff working, for example, in the dusk of a summer evening when a coat is unlikely to be worn should also be borne in mind. The standard for high-visibility industrial uniforms is EN471.
So the uniforms must be tailored as such to allow wearers to perform their tasks safely, to bend, lift, and stretch and so on. Restrictive or ill-designed clothing may induce employees to act unsafely – short and/or tight skirts can have this effect. The dressthat can be caught by the wind can be both embarrassing and hazardous.
Footwear deserves particular attention. In some cases safety footwear will be provided. Where employees are wearing their own shoes, policies should be introduced to ensure that these do not introduce a hazard – excessively high heels, open toed sandals, and slip-on styles that are not securely attached to the feet should be discouraged.