High Visibility Workwear the requirements and the facts.
Being struck by a moving vehicle is the second most common cause of death in the workplace today and accounted for 71% of all fatal injuries in 2002/3. Hi Vis clothing such as Jackets, Trousers, Shirts and Safety Vests with reflective bands are ideal for the construction and railway industries as well as many other workers.
It is therefore essential that any high visibility garments such as fluorescent yellow or orange waistcoats issued to employees conform to all relevant performance standards. (EN471, European Standard for High Visibility Clothing), and are worn and maintained correctly for maximum protection