Two mistakes new campsite owners make when stocking up on clothes for their employees

Here are a few mistakes new campsite owners tend to make when they buy work clothing for their employees.

They don't consider their campsite's features before visiting work clothing stores

Some campsite owners make the error of going to their nearest work clothing store and picking items that they think are generally suited to the work activities done on a campsite. This can be a mistake because, while most campsites share a few basic features, each one usually has several of its own unique features, too, which may influence the clothing that its employees will need.

For example, the employees of a campsite that features gravel pathways might need closed-toe work shoes rather than sandals, to ensure they don't get pebbles stuck in their footwear or scratch their toes on sharp stones. However, staff who work on a campsite that is in a hot place and that has paved paths might appreciate work footwear that lets their feet breathe and allows them to avoid foot perspiration and odour issues.

Similarly, staff on campsites that allow pets may need dark-coloured workwear, as the holidaymakers' muddy-pawed dogs may jump up on them while they're assisting these customers, and the dried-on mud and dog hair won't be as visible on, for example, a navy t-shirt as they would on a white one. Conversely, campsite owners who don't allow customers to bring their pets can pick workwear of any colour for their staff, barring other needs.  

They give all of their employees the exact same workwear

The other blunder campsite owners in this situation tend to make is going into a work clothing store and choosing one type of each garment they need for their staff, without considering that certain staff may have different workwear requirements to others due to their differing responsibilities.

For example, staff who work at the campsite's food shop may be perfectly comfortable wearing thin polyester trousers and t-shirts. However, employees who repair the campsite's static caravans, clean its bathrooms and do other manual labour that subjects their clothes to far greater wear and tear than the staff in the campsite's shop may appreciate clothing that is thicker and comprised of tougher fabrics so that it doesn't fall apart after just a few weeks of wear. Taking this fact into consideration would not only make work life easier for these employees but would benefit the campsite owner, as they wouldn't need to keep replacing the workwear.

To learn more, contact a work clothing store


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