Hi-visibility PPE, also known as hi-vis clothing, is designed to make the wearer more visible in low light or poor visibility conditions. We stock a wide range of hi-vis items and have everything you need to keep your employees safe and compliant no matter where they work.

The benefits of wearing hi-vis clothing

Increased safety: The primary benefit of hi-vis clothing is increased safety, particularly for those who work in industries such as construction, road maintenance, and emergency services. Hi-vis clothing makes workers more visible to drivers and machinery operators, reducing the risk of accidents.

Compliance: In many industries, the use of hi-vis clothing is required by law or by workplace safety regulations. Wearing hi-vis clothing can ensure compliance and help to avoid fines or other penalties.

Improved communication: Hi-vis clothing can improve visual communication between workers on a job site, making it easier to identify team members and coordinate tasks.

Reduced stress: Wearing hi-vis clothing can also reduce stress for workers who are required to work in low-light or high-risk conditions. Knowing that they are more visible makes workers feel more secure and confident on the job.

View our range of hi-vis clothing

We’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that our hi-vis clothing complies with the regulations of EN471. The SafetyCare range includes hi-vis waistcoats, hi-vis jackets, hi-vis trousers, hi-vis coveralls, hi-vis caps and hi-vis polo shirts, which are available in a range of sizes, colours and materials.

What you need to know

  • Only yellow and orange hi-vis vests are full EN421 spec by legislation
  • The retro-reflective tape must not be less than 50mm wide

Know your hi-vis classification system

It’s important to remember that there are three classes of garment type based on the levels of visibility offered:

CLASS 3 – Highest level of visibility

  • Minimum background material 0.8m2
  • Minimum retro-reflective material 0.2m2

CLASS 2 – Medium level of visibility

  • Minimum background material 0.5m2
  • Minimum retro-reflective material 0.13m2

CLASS 1 – Lowest level of visibility

  • Minimum background material 0.14m2
  • Minimum retro-reflective material 0.10m

We understand that it can be difficult working out which class of hi-vis clothing will be required by different types of workers, so make sure to get in touch for tailored advice and expert recommendations.

Order your hi-vis clothing today

If you want your employees to stand out thanks to exceptional hi-vis clothing, give our team of safety specialists a call on 01 8499 100 or email sales@safetycare.ie.

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