Laundry / Uniform


Uniforms have long been commonplace in sectors such as railways, airlines, the Royal Mail and the utilities, particularly in roles where it is necessary to identify employees and invest them with authority. Other trades have required distinctive workwear, often with protective characteristics, although not necessarily at the employer’s expense - in the catering trade, for example, it has been traditional for staff to be expected to supply their own chefs’ outfits, toques and so on. However, responsibility for supplying (and maintaining) necessary safety clothing and personal protective equipment now falls on the employer.

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