First Garment Rental specialises in the rental and laundering of work wear. We pride ourselves on excellent service delivery and affordable solutions that cater to a wide range of industries. Let us dress your employees for their job functions, so that they look presentable and their attire meets health and safety standards.
We also know work wear inside out. We know what kinds of garments and fabrics are best suited to industries where people may be working with hazardous chemicals, or in freezing temperatures, or in places that pose a risk of infection, or where the smallest speck of dust could prove catastrophic in a sterile environment.
Nothing we do is watered down or executed in drips and drabs. What we have to offer is a solid infrastructure, backed by a highly-experienced, dynamic and dedicated team. Whatever your laundry requirements, we have the solution for you.
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From design and manufacture to laundering, maintaining and repairing of garments, your business will never have to worry about clean work wear again. Our garments range from top-quality overalls to highly specialised items in a wide range of styles and colours. We can even customise garments to include name badges, company logos (embroidery and heat seal), badges and reflector tape, plus we offer personal assessments and tailor-made uniforms to suit each individual.
With First Garment Rental, your work wear needs are our priority. Garments are collected weekly for laundering in our advanced laundry facilities. Each garment receives a final quality check and any necessary replacements or mending is done at no extra charge. Clean garments are returned to your door and a new load of soiled work wear is collected for the laundry. A client liaison is assigned to every customer to respond to their needs quickly and efficiently.
Our vast range of PPE and specialised garments assist our customers in adhering to the various compliancy standards. Our laundries conform to stringent wash processes, which ensures the elimination of any bacterial infection and the possibility of re-contamination. Our wash process follows strict guidelines, therefore guaranteeing that your garments get washed at the correct temperatures to ensure thermal disinfection and steam dried at temperatures to destroy pathogens. Only approved chemicals and detergents are used in the laundering process to ensure optimum hygiene standards. We also perform regular swab tests and offer clean room facilities where required.
Back-up generators, compressors, boilers and water storage facilities help eliminate downtime in the event of unscheduled disruptions and breakdowns.
At First Garment Rental, we don’t just supply and launder workwear and leave it at that. We’re part of a bigger picture that ensures people are compliant when performing their jobs; keeping them comfortable and safe while they’re doing them. We pride ourselves on excellent service delivery and affordable, flexible solutions that cater to a wide range of industries. Why lose money on inferior garments and systems when you can rather focus on your core business and leave your workwear care to us? We look after our customers and the garments we give them.
First Garment Rental has achieved Integrated Management Systems (IMS) compliance status (Certified) IMS comprises of ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001: 2018 quality standards. What this means is that we have the credentials and clout to deliver on our promises. We also have a national footprint, with branches operating countrywide. As a proud member of the Bidvest Laundry Group, we share the Bidvest Group’s commitment to BBBEE and recruit and retain the very best people in our industry. We believe in developing the skills of our people and take our social responsibility seriously by being involved in a number of initiatives.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a system that transmits the unique serial number of an object or a person via radio waves. RFID uses special tags which are heat sealed onto each garment and consequently, these tags transmit the unique serial number of each garment to tag readers. This system allows us to automate a number of key processes, including collecting, sorting and tracking garments. It’s very accurate, ensuring that garments are never misplaced or assigned to the wrong person. It’s also very efficient and helps cut down on the time and labour needed to process a customer’s laundry.
First Garment Rental actively works on reducing our impact to the environment through an ongoing resource sustainability plan. We do this through the continuous monitoring and active improvement of water and power consumption, fuel regulation, chemical efficiencies and productivity.
We view employee development at The Bidvest Laundry Group as vital for maintaining a motivated and competent workforce. We employ approximately 2700 staff members countrywide. We carry a Level 2 B-BBEE rating. We share the Bidvest Group’s commitment to empowerment and are guided by Bidvest’s enterprise-based Charter and scorecard in order to monitor our progress and meet our BEE challenges.
This scorecard is based on six pillars – control, employment equity, skills development, procurement, enterprise development and CSI. The Charter is also continually amended and updated to meet the Codes of Good Business Practice.
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Whatever your laundry requirements, we have the solution for you.