Are your High Vis Winter Garments Certified?
Things to Consider Before Buying High Vis Clothing
Most people associate winter with a warm cup of tea and a good book. However, when you work outside it means foggier mornings, earlier sunsets, and most importantly, a lesser chance that you will be seen. To ensure that you remain visible during the winter months, high-visibility clothing is essential.
High-visibility clothing is undisputedly one of the most important parts of anyone’s PPE. Most often, high-visibility clothing is worn to alert drivers and other vehicle operators of a worker’s presence. This form of PPE is effective because the human eye responds best to large, contrasting, bright or moving objects.
When purchasing high-visibility clothing it is important to consider two things.
When will I be wearing high-vis clothing?
It is important to consider the time of day as high-vis garments use different materials for the day and the night. High-vis garments intended for the daytime have a fluorescent material whereas garments intended for nighttime have retroreflective material.
Is this hi-vis product certified to specific Australian standards?
When a product is certified to specific standards, it provides third-party quality assurance that the particular product is reliable and safe. All our high-vis safety garments are certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS 4602:1999 High Visibility Safety Garments by SAI Global. This standard specifies the visual requirement for high-visibility safety garments for wear by workers who may be exposed to the hazards of moving traffic, moving plants, or equipment in high-risk situations.
Particularly in the wintertime, it is important to stay visible at all times! And there is every incentive to stay visible because high-vis clothing is affordable, light, and comes in different shapes and sizes, qualities and thickness.
Please be safe and high-vis it up this winter!