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Be seen to stay safe
Our hi-vis vests will make your workforce stand out, whatever the weather. We’ve carefully selected these comfortable and practical high-visibility waistcoats and they conform to the latest EN20471: 2013 Class 2 standard. They’re made from 100% lightweight, fast-drying polyester in a dazzling fluorescent yellow, with highly effective, retro-reflective tape. Convenient Velcro fastening makes the vests easy to put on and take off as required, and they’re available in a choice of sizes. Whether your employees work in low lighting, adverse weather conditions or near moving vehicles and machinery, this health and safety staple is an absolute must.
Health, Safety & Technical Information:
- Conforms to EN20471:2013 Class 2
(Class 2 is intermediate protection level, which means that it is usually in the form of sleeveless waistcoats, tabards, bib and brace trousers, in fluorescent material)
- Conforms to EN471
(This states that high visibility clothing is required)
- Class 2 – Intermediation protection
(Minimum background material of 0.50m2, Minimum retro-reflective material 0.13m2)
The 1992 PPE at Work Regulations state that all high visibility clothing should be comfortable and fit the wearer properly, causing minimum restriction of movement. Please bear this in mind when selecting the size of hi-vis vests.
Our high-visibility vests are Class 2 so provide intermediate protection; as a general rule, the darker the conditions, the more hi-vis clothing is required. Always check the Health and Safety Executive website to see what protective clothing workers should be wearing in your particular environment.
Good for: Any environment in which visibility is low and / or people need to be easily discernible from their background. Examples include construction sites, the manufacturing industry, warehousing and security.
How they work:
Fluorescent yellow polyester provides a strong contrast against most backgrounds, making wearers highly visible in natural light. Retro-reflective tape ‘bounces back’ light from artificial sources, such as headlamps and street lighting, making wearers stand out in darker environments where artificial light sources are present.
Random fact: In 2016, people in the Japanese city of Kitskyushu wanted to raise awareness of the work done by the local civilian crime patrols, who had successfully reduced the rate of crime in the city (which had been one of the country’s highest). They did this by arranging a massive gathering of people in hi-vis vests. 2136 people gathered at the West Japan General Exhibition Centre, making a Guinness World Record for the most people wearing high visibility vests.
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