High Visibility Workwear
Hi Viz clothing is clothing worn that is either highly reflective or easily discernible from any background. Obvious uses are on and around roads, on building sites, in security situations and, of course, within the emergency services. Hi Viz garments are made in fluorescent colours like Saturn Yellow and Hi Viz Orange to make you stand out during the day and retroreflective material to make you more visible in low light conditions. A retroreflector is an object that takes light from all different angles and reflects it back in one line of sight. The easiest example of this is a cat's eye.
Clothing must comply with the EN471 High Visibility Specifications.
The specifications are set in three classes
Class 3 : Highest Protection Level
Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.8m sq.. Mimimum retroreflective material 0.2m sq. In practice, to attain sufficient areas Class 3 garments tend to have long sleeves with a reflective band around the sleeve.
Class 2: Intermediate Protection Level
Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.5m sq.. Minimum retroreflective material 0.13m sq.
Class 1: Lowest Protection Level
Where enhanced visibility is an advantage but for minimal risk/off road purposes only. Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.14m sq. Minimum retroreflective material 0.10m sq.
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