Highly visible at work: combine & personalise high visibility workwear
High visibility clothes put you - almost literally - in the spotlight! While the fluorescent material makes you stand out in daylight, mist and fog, the reflective tape keeps you protected at twilight and at night.
Make sure that your high visibility clothing is certified according to the standard EN ISO 20471:2013 and complies with the safety class that is required for your specific work situation. It is best to always check this with your safety advisor.
Below you can find an overview of the different safety classes, some guidelines to combine high visibility clothes ánd particularities to personalise your safety workwear.
High visibility workwear: 3 safety classes
Professional workwear that is worn in situations where high visibility is required, has to comply to the standard EN ISO 20471:2013. There are 3 classes of high visibility clothing. The more fluorescent and reflective material present in the garment, the higher the class and the visibility of the wearer.
|Surface area of flourescent material||Surface area of reflective material|
|Safety Class 3||At least 0,80 m²||At least 0,20 m²|
|Safety Class 2||At least 0,50 m²||At least 0,13 m²|
|Safety Class 1||At least 0,14 m²||At least 0,10 m²|
Did you know that safety classes can differ based upon your size? For smaller sizes, less fabric is used and the surface of the fluorescent and reflective material is smaller!