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.
There are many cost saving opportunities companies can expect when switching from a no-choice program (employers dictate clothing for their employees) to a choice program (employees are empowered to choose preferred garments from a company-approved selection). Here are three with highest potential to positively impact your company’s budget:
One of the most common cost saving opportunities is through product cost. Tyndale manufactures our own line of high quality, price competitive garments – including a full line of American-made products. Plus, Tyndale’s strong relationships with key distributors allow us to negotiate pricing. This ensures our customers get a wide variety of innovative products at the best prices.
The second cost saving opportunity is one that companies may not immediately consider. Switching to a managed choice program dramatically reduces management’s time spent on handling the program and fielding complaints.
Tyndale puts the responsibility of a smooth running program on our dedicated account management teams, meaning company management can focus on other professional priorities rather than administering the program internally. Plus, we offer services that allow us to work directly with end-users. This not only saves valuable company time but can lead to significant monetary benefits.
By implementing a choice program, wearers are more likely to take pride in their garments. As a result, employees are more likely to wear protective clothing because they’ve chosen them based on personal comfort and style preferences. This increases compliance and minimizes the possibility of costly citations.
Additionally, employees are more likely to take better care of their garments because they have a sense of ownership over clothing that they’ve chosen. This often results in increased service life of the garment. By extending the useful life of a garment, companies may experience cost savings from employees not having to purchase replacement garments as frequently.
Ready to start saving with a Tyndale managed choice program? Contact us today at 800-356-3433.
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