This blog post, originally published in 2017, was updated in 2023.
Even when we recognize a requirement is in our best interest, it’s human nature to resist being told what to do. However, when people have options – even when all those options meet the requirements – they are more likely to comply, more likely to be comfortable, and more likely to be satisfied. The same goes for PPE programs. Follow along with The Power of Choice to explore the top 5 reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a choice-based AR / FR clothing program.
We live in a time of continuous innovation, with fierce competition to offer the next best thing. In a retail setting, consumers have access to a wide range of products, with broad choice based on personal preference. Why should this experience be any different in arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing or PPE programs? Good news: it doesn’t have to be!
Today’s consumer is informed and accustomed to having access to limitless selection; from performance gear to functional wear, they are looking for this same access and choice in their FR clothing program. Especially because innovative AR / FR clothing products are available! In fact, stiff, boxy, hot, and industrial style AR / FR clothing is a thing of the past; AR / FR and PPE manufacturers have made huge strides in AR / FR garment innovation and style.
Creating a choice-based PPE program that ensures access to products increases wearer satisfaction. A no-choice program (which typically have contracts lasting 3-5 years) limits the wearers to a single color, fabric and garment style. This severely restricts the ability to leverage choice up front, and product and fabric innovation as it occurs. Watch our video below and read on to learn more:
Choice programs are designed to allow real-time access to more comfortable, more stylish, or innovative new garments as they come on the market. As both a manufacturer and distributor, Tyndale offers the widest range of products in the industry. This puts us in the unique position to not only develop new styles as part of our own line, but offer new, innovative products from industry-leading suppliers like Ariat, Bulwark, Carhartt, Wrangler, and more!
Ready to introduce or expand product choice at the worker level? Put the industry’s largest selection of AR / FR clothing to work for you – give us a call to start building your catalog of items customized to your company’s unique protective, budgeting, and image requirements. Update your catalog and add new items anytime – as they are introduced. This allows workers to choose from a wide variety of the latest fabrics and styles while ensuring they select from AR / FR that provides reliable protection, has been vetted for compliance with industry standards, and meets your company’s expectations of quality and durability.
Stay tuned for the next post in this series which focuses on increasing employee morale through a choice program!