High Vis Workwear and ISO EN 20471 Standards
You know the importance of wearing High Visibility workwear, but do you know the EN standards your work clothing should meet?
If you are responsible for purchasing high vis workwear then you will want to ensure what you supply to your staff meets their needs. From their perspective your colleagues will want style, comfort and garments that keep them warm, dry and visible. You will not want to compromise on protection which means you will source high vis workwear that is certified and tested to the relevant standards.
What exactly does EN ISO 20471:2013 and the different classes mean when buying high vis wear?
This brief guide is to help you make sense of the standard and provides a selection of high vis workwear available to you that meets EN ISO 20471.
EN ISO 20471 is intended solely for Hi Vis workwear
EN ISO 20471 assesses the suitability and durability of retro-reflective materials. The standard does not support conventional workwear, which may feature a small amount of high vis material, used for decorative purposes. The requirements for EN ISO 20471 maintains a 1 - 3 class system. Class 3 provides the highest level that make the wearer more conspicuous.
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Hi Vis Trousers EN ISO 20471
The vast range of Hi Vis trousers available today are Class 1, the minimum level of a flourescent and retro-reflective material. Class 1 trousers if worn and combined with a Class 2 jacket achieves Class 3.
Hi Vis Jackets EN ISO 20471
The standard applies to Traffic Jackets, Bomber Jackets and Hi Vis Softshell Jackets. Did you know, under the EN ISO 20471 standard the maximum number of washes is stated on the garment label applies not only to high-visibility tape but to the background material as well?
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