Being seen in time saves human lives, the garments in this range visually signal the presence of the worker with any type of light (night and day) generating a high level of safety, high comfort and comfort for the user.
High Visibility Safety Clothing (HVSA) is clothing (for example, vests, polo shirts, or pants) that workers can wear to enhance the way other people “see” them (their visibility). High visibility garments are most often used to alert drivers and other vehicle operators to the presence of a worker, especially in low light and dark conditions. High visibility garments can also be used to increase the wearer’s visibility in situations where part or all of the wearer’s body could be hidden (eg leaves / trees, traffic barriers, building materials, etc.).
Need for safety clothing to achieve high visibility
High visibility safety clothing is necessary if you work in low light and low visibility, especially if you work near moving vehicles (cars, trucks, or other machinery that moves under its own power, such as forklifts, backhoes, etc.) . High visibility items allow drivers of those vehicles to see you sooner and more easily. This fact increases your safety at work. The human eye responds best to large, contrasting, bright, or moving objects. The visibility of workers is enhanced by the high color contrast between clothing and the work environment against which it is viewed.
Important aspects to have high visibility clothing?
Some of the aspects to take into account to equip high visibility clothing are:
The type and nature of the work being performed, including the duties of both the wearer of the high visibility garments and the drivers.
Whether workers will be exposed to heat and / or flames (if so, flame resistant protective clothing would be required).
Working conditions, such as indoor or outdoor work, temperature, work rates, traffic volume, visibility, etc.
The length of time the worker is exposed to various traffic hazards, including traffic speed.
Lighting conditions and how natural light can be affected by weather changes (sunlight, cloudy sky, fog, rain or snow).
Factors that affect warning distances and times, such as traffic volume, size of vehicles, possible speeds, ability to stop quickly, and surface conditions.
Any distraction that may divert workers’ attention from hazards.
Vehicle operators’ lines of sight, especially when vehicles are in reverse.
If it is necessary that certain jobs, or the function being performed, be “visually” identifiable by other workers in the area.
High visibility clothing
At Oroel we have protective clothing that improves your visibility at work and those around you. Hi-Vis clothing is made in Hi-Vis colors such as Orange and Yellow / Lime. When combined with silver reflective tape, the clothing complies with the EN ISO 20471 safety standard.
Our high-visibility clothing includes shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, polo shirts, jumpsuits, and even safety vests.
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