Dress and Accessories
Working outdoors can provide a lot of surprises, from heat, humidity and sun to rainy and cold days. You will see it all! Be prepared.
- Check the weather before work to be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
- Bring a change of clothes and a plastic bag to hold wet clothes.
- Bring a change of shoes in case of a “soaker” at the start of your shift.
- Layers and raingear are essential.
- Tank tops and shorts are fine but please avoid revealing clothing.
- Foot-wear must be close-toed – absolutely no sandals.
- You will be provided with a Burt’s Apron that must be worn during each shift and is quite handy with a large pocket for storage.
- You will also be provided with a Burt’s Pin to identify to customers that you are on-hand to assist them. This must be visible on your apron.
- Please use sun-screen or sun protection when necessary and protect yourself against dehydration by having a water bottle on hand. Sunscreen will be provided to you in your tool box.
Gardening clogs may be ugly, but they can be rather useful at Burt’s.
Other popular choices are the running shoe, hiking boot or work boot. Footwear should have good traction, dry out quickly and be washable.
- After using the hose, always place it neatly under a table to prevent tripping
- Wear closed-toed shoes that grip on pavement
- Wear sunscreen and protect yourself from the sun
- Stay hydrated
- Keep your cash register and gate keys with you at all times to prevent theft and break-ins. If you step away from the register for any reason, take the keys with you.
- Your cash register is equipped with a chain and pad lock so that you can keep it locked to the bench during the day.
- Check the perimeter of your site each morning for holes cut in the fence or other places where break-ins could occur
- Keep on eye on the entrance of your site and be aware of the number of customers at the site at any given time
- Work on jobs far away from the cash register in the morning when things are not very busy