Setting Up Uniform issue policy for hotel staff
It is important for hotels to have a clear and consistent uniform issuing policy for all their staff. This policy should ensure that all employees are dressed appropriately for their respective roles and that the uniforms are comfortable and functional.
One key aspect of the policy should be the selection of colors and designs that reflect the hotel’s brand and image. It is also important to consider the climate and work environment when choosing materials and styles for the uniforms.
Another important consideration is the proper maintenance of the uniforms. The policy should outline guidelines for the cleaning and storage of the uniforms to ensure they remain in good condition and present a professional appearance.
Providing uniforms to staff not only creates a cohesive and professional look for the hotel, but also helps to instill a sense of pride and belonging among employees. It can also make it easier for guests to identify and approach staff members for assistance.
Uniform issue policy for Hotel Staff
- The housekeeping department will provide every employee with three (3) sets of uniforms according to her/his position for 2 years.
- In the case of suits and uniforms for fine dining restaurants, only 2 sets will be issued or it may be stated that front-of-house employees will receive 2 sets while back-of-house employees will receive 3 sets.
- In the case of footwear, only safety shoes will be issued to the kitchen and engineering employees by the housekeeping department.
- The uniform worn by the employee must be clean and properly ironed. Stains, holes, odors, or other signs of wear and tear are not acceptable.
- The uniform exchange will be done on a 1:1 basis i.e. a clean uniform will be given in exchange for a soiled one.
- At the beginning of each shift, she/he will pick up a clean uniform from the linen room by giving the soiled uniform.
- If the received uniform is not up to the above-mentioned standards, the uniform must be exchanged for a clean one.
- At the end of each shift, she/he will return the uniform to the Linen room and exchange it for a clean one (morning and night shifts).
- If the linen room is closed then the employee will keep the soiled uniform in the allotted locker and exchange it for a clean one the next day.
- No employee shall wear her/his uniform outside the hotel, unless on company business.
- Utmost care of the uniform will be taken by the employee.
- A regular update on the condition of uniforms is to be given by the housekeeping department to all departments to budget for new purchases.
- The uniform must be complete and impeccable and Name tags to be worn by all hotel staff.
Overall, a well-designed uniform issuing policy can contribute to a positive and professional atmosphere in the hotel, ultimately leading to better guest experiences and increased satisfaction.