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Hi Visibility clothing - fluorescent jackets, reflective tabards and waistcoats seems to be everywhere today. The familiar bright clothing was originally designed for railway workers in 1964. In 1974, the Health and Safety At Work Act was introduced. 1992's Personal Protective Equipment At Work regulations then ensured Hi Vis clothing became mandatory.

Did you know it was invented by American Bob Switzer in the 1930s? He apparently coated fabric from his wife’s wedding dress with fluorescent paint!
Successful employers appreciate their hard working staff, where would you be without them? It’s so important to look after your workforce and ensure their safety. Construction industries, railway maintenance and Highways Companies must ensure safety workwear is top quality. Hi visibility clothing printed with your company name is a great opportunity to advertise.  Your workers are noticed, and so is your business!

Make sure to choose the right approved workwear for specific industries. There are various British Standards criteria for approved Hi Vis clothing. These depend on the job the wearer is doing. For example:

  • Railway Workers –  BS GO/RT 3279 for visibility to ensure safety & awareness
  • Motorways & Highways –  BS EN 471 with 3 safety levels  basic, advanced & high.
  • Construction & Outdoor Working – BS EN 343 for waterproofing & breathability.

All Hi Vis wear for professionals must comply with EN 471 as standard. Our quality outdoor Hi Vis clothing and accessories all meet with required British Standards. They are all suitable for printing with your organisation or company details. 

A Hi Visibility vest is so versatile. Workers can layer the vest over other garments depending on the weather. We can also offer Hi vis waistcoats especially for hospital workers and paramedics. Heavy duty Hi Vis jackets also come with matching trousers to make a complete outdoor outfit.Lightweight Hi-Vis t shirts are comfortable to wear in warmer weather. Fluorescent orange Hi Vis coveralls offer complete visibility when required. Our coveralls comply with the GO/RT 3279 standard for railway workers.

Hi Vis clothing and accessories are essential for children, especially in the winter months. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations can supply them printed with their design and details. Local Authorities or businesses can sponsor the schools or Kids Clubs.  Their info or message can be printed onto to the Hi Vis Waistcoats.  Waterproof Hi Vis Parka Jackets are ideal for Winter road safety awareness campaigns. Keep kids safe and dry!

Pedestrians can benefit from wearing Hi Vis clothing when out walking. Rambling Clubs, Sports Clubs and Cycling Clubs could offer Hi Vis safety clothing.  Printed with their details, members will stay safe and also advertise their organisation.  Horse riders need to be highly visible when using the highways. Local authorities could provide branded Hi Vis items for Riding Clubs and Stables to wear on roads.

For Festivals and Outdoor Events, kit your workers out in practical Hi Vis wear. It’s been suggested that wearing Hi Vis clothing commands an air of authority!

Choosing the best quality Hi Vis safety wear to brand makes sense and could save lives. Remember to renew Hi Vis clothing regularly, especially for professionals. The reflective qualities may fade after repeated washes.

Take a look at our range of British Standard approved Hi Vis clothing 

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