Branded uniforms that help promote your business yet are tough and practical.
Your Housekeeping staff are perhaps the unsung heroes of your team. These are the people that constantly work behind the scenes making sure your hotel looks its best. So it’s only fair you should put a bit of thought into what they will be wearing during a long shift.
Even though they’re perhaps not front of house they still have to interact with your guests in some form. So looking part of the team is essential. The job to is physical so a practical, comfortable and durable uniform is a must.
So, what is the first thing you think about when picking the uniform?
Initially assess your employees needs is the most important. Do you need pockets and for what purpose. ID cards, keys and paperwork should all be considered.
There is also a health and safety aspect to consider as well. Your staff will be using cleaning products every day. It’s imperative that their uniforms will give adequate protection. Due to the nature of the job you’ll need a uniform that lasts as it will probably have to get washed on a daily basis.
The Uniform components.
With today’s new fabric technology tabards and tunics give good protection. They also hold their colour and shape well even with constant use. Combine this with their comfort and large variety of styles and colours these are a great versatile garment. They can be easily branded and make your staff look and feel as a team.
Of course another way to go is with an apron which provides great protection. There are a huge range of bib and waist apron available. Coming in so many different fabrics and styles which can be worn with a plain shirt and trousers.
A good pair of work trousers will have plenty of pockets and be durable enough to withstand the rigours of day to day use.
Safety shoes are another thing to think about. Your staff will be on their feet all day and a good pair of shoes or boots will go a long way to keeping them happy. In a job that often deals with wet surfaces the newest anti-slip soles should be considered.
Just adding embroidery makes this a relatively cost effective way of getting a cohesive uniform look across your staff.
Of course, there are many other considerations and Kylemark is here to help you find solutions. We are happy to help and if you need some advice give us a call on 01292 848100 or drop us an email and we’ll endeavour to help.
Check out our other blogs in the Hotel Uniform series here.