If you work in an environment where visibility is essential, then you’ll need to wear some kind of Hi Vis Workwear. In some environments it’s necessary due to health and safety regulation, whilst in other environments some people feel safer being highly visible. You’ll recognise them with their reflective tabs on the garments and they come in a wide variety of styles and colours. We’ve made it easier for you to pick out some high visibility garments with some handy tips below. Which Garment?
Ask yourself what type of protection you need? Are you working in conditions where you need protection from foul weather? Do you need the full outfit or just a Hi Vis layer to keep you visible?
With Vests, T-Shirts, Trousers, Jacket, Bomber Jackets and more included in the Hi Vis range, the choice is endless. Your choice will also be decided by the weather. Jackets, Fleece Jackets and Hoodies are all popular in the Winter, whilst Vests & T-Shirts are popular during the summer.
How many are you after? Some companies will offer better prices on single garments whilst others are cheaper when bigger in bulk. Shop around and grab yourself a potential bargain.
You can find Hi Vis garments in a wide range of colours. Yellow & Orange tend to be popular colours but you can also find Red, Blue, & even Pink Hi Vis garments.
If you work in the Rail industry, then Rail Safety Regulations will require you to wear Orange Hi Vis Workwear. If you work as a security guard, then Black & Navy Hi Vis is the way to go.
If you need your Hi Vis Workwear printed or embroidered, then you’ll find it easier finding a supplier that offers this within their service. Some companies supply pre-printed Workwear, like Security Jackets with “Security” or “Steward” printed on the back. Prices all depend on the logo/text and the quantity you’re after so ensure you’ve got a brief before you contact any suppliers as it can save you a lot of hassle and wasted time.
If you work in the Rail industry, then your Workwear will need to be made to Rail Spec. The specification is fully explained in the Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3279:2008, which specifies the minimum requirement for Hi Vis Workwear to be worn by Rail Workwear.
Hopefully you found these tips useful when you’re purchasing Hi Vis Workwear for either yourself or your employees. Get in touch if you need any more advice or information.