Safety and Reliability For Public Sector Uniforms




A range of test methods to ensure public sector uniforms are of the quality and have the longevity, for the purpose they were made for.



Why is testing uniforms important


A uniform means a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organisation while participating in that organisation’s activity. In general, people wearing uniforms are doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, armed forces, security, police, emergency services, schools and a variety of work applications.


Employees in these sectors face a wide range of tasks in their everyday role, therefore their uniforms need to be incredibly diverse and perform in these environments.


Each industry and job role require different specifications, materials and features, which need to adapt to the wearer around everyday activities. If the uniform is not fit for purpose the employees efficiency in their role is dramatically reduced.


Testing for public sector uniforms


At Bureau Veritas, our quality assurance services for uniform products encompass quality and safety compliance testing, inspection and consulting services to protect your reputation.


The benefits of our comprehensive evaluation programme include meeting regulatory requirements, minimising risk of substandard merchandise and reducing returns, as well as enhancing risk management and brand protection. Meeting these objectives is crucial, as non-compliant products risk being recalled, while poor quality can result in user dissatisfaction, reduction in efficiency and an increase in costs. 


Full service testing for uniforms 


In conjunction with the relevant legal requirements and the demands from the market place, we offer a wide range of testing services to verify the quality of the products worn by public service employees. Examples of which include:


PERFORMANCE TESTING

  • Abrasion
  • Colour fastness
  • Measurement / Fit
  • Slip and resistance
  • Seem strengths
  • Performance characteristics


CHEMICAL TESTING

  • Regulatory requirements such as REACH
  • Product and manufacturing RSL
  • Analysis for azo-dyes, cadmium, chlorinated paraffins, chromium VI,
  • dimethylfumarate, dimethylformamide, nickel release, organotins,
  • pentachlorophenol



Our experienced professionals develop appropriate testing concepts based on our clients’ specific needs, then educate internal teams and the wider supply chain.


This includes performing a comprehensive service and advising on opportunities to improve speed, quality and reduce costs.







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