A maintenance uniform has been designed with a particular purpose in mind. It is created with the sole intention of protecting the person who wears it from coming to any harm and also to ensure that their clothing is not damaged when they are at work performing their duties. We’re taking a look at some of the common ways that your maintenance uniform will be destroyed over the course of your job, so companies can be made aware of the challenges faced by their workers.
Maintenance uniforms are usually made of material. And like all materials, they are weaker in the face of a sharp point which tears a hole in the fabric. Whether it comes from a sharp piece of metal or the corner of a surface, a lot of people find that their uniform becomes torn and damaged, therefore exposing their clothing or bare skin underneath. And as most people know, a hole which has been created can often expand when you touch it or move in a certain way, because the fabric in that area is not connected as well as it once was.
Oil and Grease damage
While the damage isn’t always discernable, it is safe to assume that large amounts of grease and oil don’t do any good for the fibers of your uniform. People who perform maintenance on different kinds of machinery and apparatus will often find that grime, dirt, oil and grease are often commonplace, and when they’re not all over your hands, they’re more likely to be in your work uniform. This means that anyone who fixes a lot of heavy duty machinery will often find themselves being covered in substances which are very difficult to remove.
This is perhaps one of the more common kinds of damage that workers are likely to run into. When you need to extend an arm or a leg to get to one place, you’re putting pressure on the areas of the uniform which are being used, for example, the arm areas and the crotch area of the dress. This means that eventually, with enough time and pressure, these kinds of areas will be stretched to the point they rip and leave a hole. This can cause a major problem for people who are on the job and then find their uniform has just torn due to stress on the materials.
Overall, these are just a few of the most common ways that the maintenance uniform is going to be damaged or broken while the people wearing it are carrying out their usual daily tasks. Knowing the areas in which people are most likely to find their uniforms destroyed allows employers to either design outfits which are less liable to fall victim to these problems, whether this is accomplished by reinforcing the areas where gaps occur, or by finding a material which does not allow the oil or dirt to settle.