Is it time to destroy your businesses old uniforms? Do you have practices in place to confiscate identity materials from previous workers?
A uniform associates a person with the values of an organisation.
But what happens when an employee is terminated and still has the uniform?
Recently, there has been a series of crimes committed by ex-employees still in uniform. Despite the type, any individual wearing a brands uniform can be seen associated with the brand.
It was top news when a former toll employee was seen racially abusing a politician in a Melbourne bar.
He was wearing a Toll uniform and this damaged the brand. A major client of the company in return, cancelled their account, heavily impacting the revenue stream.
This type of possibility has a severe risk to your business, even more so if the uniform falls into the wrong hands.
Secura Bags securely destroy uniforms.
Here’s the top 3 reasons why old uniforms must be securely destroyed.
Whilst this can not only happen to current employees, the impact is usually more detrimental when it occurs with former employees.
Should an employee hold a uniform after completion of a role, a public incident that is filmed or posted online can tarnish the brand reputation. Even employees with great history cannot be trusted to respect the company integrity.
Brand reputation can be tarnished by a uniformed person engaging in a bar fight/incident, traffic incident, disorderly conduct or any political rally/protest.
For some businesses, simply wearing the uniform is secure enough to gain access to restricted areas. Especially on construction sites and medical facilities. It is very common for trust to be given to someone in uniform. This can be detrimental if the former employee gains access to your data, operations or equipment due to this security measure.
Not only can a uniform give someone the ability to steal a former employees identity, it also allows them to be associated with your company. This can mean they can engage with a regular supplier, such as Bunnings, and place an order on the businesses behalf whilst in your branded uniform. Your business would be left to hold the bill by this simply identity theft technique.
It is crucial to have a plan in place when turning over staff. All ID Badges, Uniform items/apparel, branded merchandise and recognisable equipment should be secured and then destroyed professionally.
Avoid harm to your business. We offer uniform destruction and strongly advise this for all companies who have a uniform, badge, identity card, access pass, etc.
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