Hopping onto this thread because I'm curious what folks have to say about this matter as well.
Based on personal experience and what I've gleaned from previous topics on the forum, full-length pants are ideal; the wearing of shorts and skirts is much more likely to be scrutinized by an auditor. That said, under SQF your facility's dress code should be determined by your particular process/products, your facility's layout, and the potential hazards you identify in your operation.
(assuming you're a food manufacturer) 22.214.171.124 The site shall undertake a risk analysis to ensure that the clothing and hair policy protects materials, food and food contact surfaces from unintentional microbiological or physical contamination.
If you're set on trying to revise your uniform policy, complete a documented risk assessment and file it away and, if your findings allow you to justify the wearing of shorts in your facility, be prepared for an auditor to ask for it.Go to the full post