2018年07月06日

Work wear: What needs to be considered

Work wear is a must in many occupational fields. On the one hand, it ensures a uniform appearance of the employees, on the other hand, it ensures sufficient safety in the form of safety clothing against damage to health as well as the weather. There are some standards and guidelines that are subject to strict control in certain areas - and with good reason. We explain the most important factors and background, which criteria play a role for the work clothes and look at the question about the reimbursement more closely.
Why work clothes?

Work wear not only has to meet many requirements but also has various functions to fulfill. For example, through work wear, companies support their existing corporate design by designing it in the company's internal colors. This should increase the value. Furthermore, it leads to the positive side effect that customers are able to identify employees through clothing as such. At the same time, work wear protects against dangerous activities that could have long-term consequences for the health of the employee. The so-called protective clothing is intended both to prevent damage to health and to protect against the effects of weather.
Where is work wears?

As already mentioned, one has to differentiate between conventional workmanship and protective clothing: while one model provides a homogeneous appearance, the other should ensure the safety of the wearer.

The most common protective measures at a glance

What about reimbursement?

If the Occupational Health and Safety Act provide for the wearing of work clothing in the area to be carried out, the employer is legally obliged not only to provide it to his employees but also to bear the costs incurred. This occupational health and safety procedure is strictly controlled by the employers' liability insurance associations as well as the trade offices. Misbehavior is an offense against which action is taken. However, if these are personal reasons that cause an employee to wear certain work clothes, they must bear all or part of the costs. This is the case, for example, with police officers: there is no law that provides for the wearing of a bullet-proof reflective vest, so this usually has to be self-financed.

It is also important that the employer informs his employees in detail and explains to them when and under which conditions they have to wear work or protective clothing. He is also obliged to pay for upcoming cleaning and maintenance costs.

Occupational safety is not just a matter for the boss. The worker is also under the obligation: If required, he must wear work clothes(especially sewn-on reflective tapes) and use them as intended. Such requirements are usually recorded in writing in the employment contract. However, this also applies to protective clothing. Otherwise, the competent professional association will not be liable for an accident.  


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