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Hi Vis Waterproofs

High visibility waterproof jackets, hi vis trousers, blaklader hi viz, Snickers, high viz trousers and jackets, safety trousers, projob, yoko, b seen, b dri, en471,

High Visibility garments are set in three classes

Class 3 : Highest Protection Level

Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.8m sq.. Mimimum retroreflective material 0.2m sq. In practice, to attain sufficient areas Class 3 garments tend to have long sleeves with a reflective band around the sleeve.

Class 2: Intermediate Protection Level

Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.5m sq.. Minimum retroreflective material 0.13m sq.

Class 1: Lowest Protection Level

Where enhanced visibility is an advantage but for minimal risk/off road purposes only. Bands of retroreflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.14m sq. Minimum retroreflective material 0.10m sq.

So, which class should you go for?

The first thing you should be sure of is that your chosen garments have passed the standard. Each garment should come with a paper certificate in the bag proving that it has been tested to, and passed, the relevant standard. You should be wary of any supplier unable to produce valid certication from Satra or other testing company for their hi viz clothing. All of our garments include the certificate in the bag. If you are working on or near high speed roads or other high risk environments you must choose Class 3 long sleeve garments. If working on or near standard roads or medium risk environments then you'd need Class 2 at least. For other jobs where a level of visibility is useful but not vital, then Class 1 will suffice. In practice, because of economies of scale the price of hi viz Class 2 are often as low or lower than Class 1 so we find most customers go for the safer option.