Hi-vis workwear is a crucial investment for ensuring safety onsite, and care should be taken to ensure that you and your team are wearing garments with the correct EN ISO 20471: 2013 class rating for the work environment.
Here's a quick breakdown of the different classes:-
Meanwhile, the GO/RT 3279: 2012 standard sets out the mandatory P.P.E. requirements for hi-vis clothing in the UK rail industry to ensure the maximum visibility of persons when working on, or at, the line side.
This legislation states that all hi-vis clothing must be fluorescent orange with reflective bands, certified to a minimum of EN 471: 2003 Class 2. The new BACA Hi-Vis Collection features a GO/RT approved product selector for easy identification.
Select the right class of garment based on your industry, and also consider the conditions you will be working in. Dependent on the weather or task, thermal wear, waterproof or cool technology wear might be more appropriate.