The new normal in garments distribution

As the expert on garments distribution and collection, LCT-Textilligence receives a lot of questions surrounding the impact of corona on our services. Is the answer to continue business as usual? Does automated garments distribution require specific measures? Does our distribution system comply with the regulations and if not, what does it take to meet these regulations? To make you aware of the benefits and to help you to create the right conditions, we created the ‘corona-proof garments distribution’ checklist.

The 1.5 meter rule is most important with regard to garments distribution, hygiene and social distancing. The good news is that our customers already comply with most of these measures by using a garments distribution system.  

General

The need for garments distribution has once again been proven during this pandemic. Taking garments from and to work, washing them at home or not regularly enough are factors that increase the risk of spreading the virus between home and work. 

Garments are often considered as part of creating a corporate identity for recognition and team building. However, garments are primary used as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). This was sometimes forgotten before the pandemic.

It is therefore important during this crisis to remind your employees of the hygiene rules in your organisation. In these times it certainly receives the attention it always deserves.

If you are using a system where employees can pick and choose garments or something like a wardrobe and shelf system, this checklist might not be as relevant. We recommend to have your garments wrapped by your laundry service to prevent contact and cross-contamination. Avoid hoarding by physically monitoring the process during peak hours. Hoarding causes decentralised unprotected garment stocks where cross-contamination cannot be avoided.

An LCT-Textilligence system has the software to draft reports to monitor the process. Think of the report for “garments issued to a user for more than xx days” or “garments that have been in the system for more than xx days”. If you would like to read a more detailed explanation of the possibilities of the reporting features, please sign up for the white paper.

This checklist has been carefully composed by our team and we hope it is of service to you. We tried to think along so you think of everything in the process that is necessary for your employees.