The other day there was a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Buffalo, New York. Marching in the parade were several men and women in uniform. They looked so smart, clean, crisp and, above all, professional. There’s something about uniforms that make people look important. It shows they’re in control more than the rest of us.
Indeed, wearing a uniform is important, even in this day of sloppy dressing. Well, perhaps it’s even more important at a time when the average person thinks nothing of wearing jeans and tee shirts to work, right?
Uniforms set people apart, but in a good way. They’re the way to know who is who. For instance, it’s a smart idea for security guards to wear uniforms because it makes them easily identifiable.
If they have a security badge that says “Security,” along with a name plate and/or company patch, that signifies to all the people they encounter who they work for, what they do, and that they’re approachable should a person need assistance.
Think about it this way: when you’re in a crowd, isn’t it true you can instantly recognize security guards because they’re wearing their uniforms? If they didn’t have them on, good luck finding them when you need them– they’d blend in with everyone else around.
There’s something about uniformed security guards on the premises that gives people peace-of-mind. Whether they’re employees, customers or visitors, it’s reassuring to know a uniformed guard is “there for them” in case they need them.
Meanwhile, uniformed guards help deter crime. After all, criminals are looking for places where no one’s watching them. Having a uniformed guard on patrol sends a clear signal to any potential criminals or people who want to cause a ruckus that they’re not alone and free to do whatever they please.
Finally, it makes sense for security guards and other people in certain roles and positions to wear proper uniforms because it gives them a sense of pride in their work. Furthermore, it helps them feel like they belong to something greater than themselves. Many uniforms are worn to show that people are serious about what they do and quite professional about their job(s).