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Hi Vis Workwear 2017: Your Ultimate Guide to High Visibility Clothing High visibility clothing is a specialized type of clothing that is made from a fluorescent material, available in numerous different forms, catering to the varying needs of different workplaces. Typically, hi vis clothing or high visibility clothes have sewn reflective bands that increase visibility both day and night because of their reflective properties. The reflective bands use the artificial lights from cars, head lights, portable lights or street lights to increase their visibility at night time, while sun’s UV rays react with the fluorescent materials in order for them to appear glowing in daytime. There are different forms of high visibility clothing which include high-vis jackets and coats which are available for those needing additional protection from the elements when working in areas of low visibility, and also high-vis trousers for a complete high-vis uniform. Serving as temporary solutions for high visibility workwear in varying risk levels of working environments, smaller items such as high visibility shirts and waistcoats can be worn over uniforms or other items of clothing. Hi vis clothing is required in any workplace where visibility is poor or limited, which may include construction sites, external workplaces like train lines and roads, and any elevated work areas. High visibility clothing needs to meet a number of conditions in order to be suitable for the job which includes risk levels, comfort, compatibility, and safety. High vis clothes must be suitable for the different risks involved in the workplace such as providing a full suit of a jacket in darker working conditions, and offering temporary options such waistcoats in places where visibility is not highly impaired. Wearing a high quality made high vis clothing is comfortable, not restricting the wearers from doing their jobs. High visibility work gear should not be too tight or hot to prevent workplace-related injuries and prevent workers from completing their task safely, effectively and efficiently. High visibility clothing should be compatible with other items of workplace’s protective workwear as an important part of PPE. When it comes to safety in the workplace, there are a set of safety standards that must be followed governing the quality of PPE and other safety gear. For high visibility clothing, the safety standards that must be followed are British Standard BS EN 471, and all new high vis clothing must have the ‘CE’ mark proving that it has met this standard. As a responsible employer, you need to provide protection to the health and safety of your visitors, employees, and customers in your work premises, so it is important to adopt different health and safety protocols including those requiring hi-vis clothing. For more information about hi vis clothing, feel free to check our website.The Beginners Guide To Gear (What You Need To Know To Get Started)

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