A tradie is an Australian slang word for a tradesman or a tradeswoman, a person working a trade or a job that involves a particular kind of craft or skill such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, bricklayer, riggers, builder, concreter, metalworker, etc. You can easily spot them before the day’s work because they should be proudly sporting their tradie uniforms.
Yes, that is right. Proud, and no bit of shame, being identified as a tradie. Do you even have an idea how much a tradie earns? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, an average Australian earns around $ 1,711.60 a week as of November 2020. This translates to $ 89,000 annually. A plumber, who is at the top of the tradie chart, earns an average of $ 110,000 annually. The average trade wage among all trades was at $ 90,246.55. That is still higher than the take-home pay of a regular 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. job. So, be proud of your tradie. Flaunt it!
What are the other reasons to wear your uniforms?
Sense of pride
Show people you are proud of your trade and show them through your uniform.
Whether you are part of an organization or are a self-employed tradie, wearing a uniform identifies you to your profession, to your company. Therefore, it is important to choose a good fabric material and logo print for your uniform because it shows people that if you care enough about how your logo will look on your shirt, you must be more mindful of the services your company provides.
As you walk or commute to work, people will take notice of your shirt and logo. And as you wear tradie uniforms each day to work, people will remember and associate your shirt to your brand. You create brand awareness. You are a walking endorser of your brand. And this should encourage you to walk proudly, behave wisely and avoid engaging in any activities that will smear your image or your company’s brand.
Schedule a timely replacement of your uniforms to avoid wearing worn-out, faded uniforms. It will not speak well of your brand. Also, there are several eco-friendly ways to dispose of tradie uniforms, so your brand does not end up in the landfills or worn by non-employees.
Coming to your client’s doorsteps in your uniform, standing tall, neat and proper, builds confidence in yourself and creates client trust. The client knows that he is opening his home to a trusted professional who resolves his concern.
Productivity and savings
Not having to think about what kind of clothing to wear the next day for work is a huge time-saver. That is a good productivity starter at the beginning of your day. Plus, being in tradie uniforms has a way of putting you in work mode. However, you or your company must ensure that your uniform will be professional-looking, yet comfortable and will not hamper your movements while you are at work. It is all in the fabric and the right fit. Do not try to cut costs because remember, your uniform is your brand walking around town.
Another benefit is your huge savings on clothing.
J.D. Power and Associates’ study showed that customers prefer to see uniforms on those who provide products and services to them and have more confidence and trust in employees wearing uniforms. That says everything.