Industrial Relations
Manager -hr&a
Dgm-hr , Rajhans Group.
+3 Others

Dear all Seniors
I want to know standards/norms prevailing in industry about Uniform, I want your suggestion on
1. Uniform should be different for each cadre
2. or it may be same for all cadre except house keeping/peon and security which creates more harmony in organization
3. At what interval (years) we should change uniform for staff, frequent change will not lead to identity of organization.
Pl reply.

From India, Surat
Dear Dilip

I am well and wish u the same.

Uniform can be differ:

Since the shopfloor employees handling machines it is better to give half shirt with phants for workers and also staff members. This will also avoid accidents.

For Managrs & above full hand and phants are enough.

Colours should be the same for all.

Some companies may give overcoat only as uniform to their shopfloor employees and others will come without uniform

In some MNC they may give uniform in different coulors to identify the employee. For example. All opertors may get green colour coat. Shift incharges will get the uniform in white colour with red on the color. Engineers will get white coat. QC people may get yellow colour code and store people may get gray colour code like.

If union is available the frequency of issuing the uniform will be as per the demand given by the union. Otherwise most of the companies will give the uniform every year. 2 sets or 3 sets. some company will give once in 2 years period.

These all are up to management policy There is no rules.




From India, Madras
thanks Alhones It will help. what about changing color and pattern after a specific period, whether we have to change or keep it continue for specific period? we have no union. Dilip 9374533460
From India, Surat
Dear Dilip
Why you want to change the colour after a specific period, In initial stage itself select a nice colour with strips or checks and if you want you can select monday one colour and tuesday another colour and third colour for wednesday and the first colour will come on fourth day and so on. While selecting the quality and colour of your organisation please bear it in mind that the person going to wear the same will be the image and brand ambassador of your organisation.

From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Bhaskar
Thanks for reply, but what happens, when we select any one particular quality and color, after a year when we are going to give uniform for next year, same quality and color is difficult to get from market.
we provide 3 pair for every year.
What about tailoring expenses? we give cash of rs. 300 per pair to employee.

From India, Surat
Dear Dilip
You can take the cloth stuff from Raymonds or Majura Coat or any Bombay Dying. For these types of companies will have the code numbers for their colour and design which will not normally change. Better you approach some good showroom and seek their guidance. Surely they will give you adequate guidance and all the patterns/designs available which looks nice as well as keeps up the image of the organisation.

From India, Kumbakonam
"Uniform" literally means ONE FORM / STANDARD. As such, uniforms should not be individualized, as it would defeat the object of spending money on employee clothing.
The best way to do this, is to separate different types of uniform by department, function, or seniority, with primary considerations - in this order of importance - to safety, hygiene, functionality, practicality, purpose, appearance.
Do not individualize this too much - uniforms have to come with a standard of presentation, else the effort and expense serves no purpose. Try to maintain an underlying identifying factor to all uniforms, so that the necessary differences according to the list above, become more functional than discriminatory.

From South Africa, Pretoria
Dear Sir,
The Standard norms of Uniform provisions are:-
1. For appearing uniformity, employer will provide voluntarily to everybody as a dress code.
2. For persons working near dangerous machines, one should be provided tight fitting uniform by employer as safety.
3. In case, by virtue of his job, if his clothes spoil by falling dust, water, oil etc while working while on duty, employer will provide necessary safety dress.
Providing Uniform differs from industry to industry as per needs.
LL,HR&IR Consultant

From India, Hyderabad
The uniform concept is an integral part of the Branding process. A uniform therefore communicates a brand message for your organisation. As you choose a design/colour, bear in mind that this should have a long-term focus. Stakeholders will associate your organisation with the uniform and the behaviour of those who wear them!

From Zimbabwe, Harare
Thanks a lot to all who have replied in this thread, it will help me.
We dont have any hazardous process, and we are providing formal dress to all employees, I want to know what will be the rules normally company follow for :
- Employee who leave company within few months of getting uniform, (any deduction??)
- Any employee demands extra pair as he had tore or damaged it during the year (any charge can we Levi??, if we dont charge then staff will not take care of uniform during the year )
pl reply

From India, Surat
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