You have consulted with your staff—they are likely to have many different opinions on how your workwear needs to look. Let us help you make the right decisions.
We have many customers who work in healthcare and residential care. Naturally, they have not all designed their uniforms the same way, but we have identified a few common features. We have compiled these into a handy overview. Here, we list the things you need to take into consideration, to make sure you order the right kind of garments for your hospital staff, your nursing home colleagues, or your residential care workers.
Important for workwear used in healthcare.
When you work in a nursing home or residential care, you need a uniform that works. Workwear needs to be practical and comfortable, regardless of what your staff are doing, whether it is bathing a resident, hoovering an apartment, or when driving home after a long shift.
Choose staff apparel that is:
1. Practical in use
2. Comfortable to wear
3. Suitable for the season
1. Practical Staff Apparel
Go for trousers, shirts, and tops that allow you to move freely. Choose durable stretch-materials, and pick flexible designs, such as those with elastic waistbands or an elastic back panel.
Pockets are indispensable for a proper uniform, many pockets even! And they need to be placed right, in easy-to-reach and convenient places. Do keep in mind that heavy pockets may cause the fit to change, resulting in uncomfortable wear, pulling at the neckline.
2. Comfortable Staff Apparel
Healthcare workers have varied workdays, filled with diverse tasks. Naturally, this also calls for a certain degree of flexibility in your workwear.
Fortunately, we can combine comfort and practicality. Choose uniforms made of stretch-fabrics and remember the elastic back panel and waistband we mentioned earlier. They give you more freedom of movement and add flexibility when it comes to size.
Moreover, look for uniforms made from breathable fabrics. Natural materials are often more pleasant to wear, such as those used in our popular COOLMAX T-shirts.
But workwear needs not only to be practical and comfortable; appearance does matter! You want your colleagues or staff to wear their uniform with pride; having good-looking workwear is a big helper. Uniforms do also need to be recognisable. After all, your workwear reflects your professionalism.
3. Seasonal Staff Apparel
The weather in Europe can be unpredictable, especially if you reside near the coast. We advise you to keep this in mind when choosing your staff apparel.
Provide your staff with layered clothing so they can quickly adapt to circumstances. Combine long johns and shirts made from breathable fabrics, for those cold winter days. Provide practical outerwear with reflex strips for improved road safety, and raincoats in which your staff can move freely, for those rainy and windy autumn days.
Read more about staff apparel for the healthcare and residential care sector. Contact us if you have any questions, need advice on choosing staff apparel suitable for your business, or you need a quote for a specific product.