Hivis Garment Classes

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Hivis Garment Classes

Did you know that HiVis garments are grouped into three classes (HiVis garment classes) based on the conspicuity provided, with the classes dictating the minimum quantities of background and retro-reflective materials to be used?

More detailed information can be found here.

But in brief, here is a breakdown of the different HiVis garment classes:-

CLASS 1 – Highest Protection Level

Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide.  Minimum background material 0.80m².

Minimum retro-reflective material 0.20m².  A revised version of EN 1SO 20471 was published in March 2004.

One of the major changes in this version is that horizontal reflective bands can now be an incline of +20°.

 

CLASS 2 – Intermediate Protection Level 

Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide.  Minimum background material 0.5m².  Minimum retor-reflective material 0.13m².

 

CLASS 3 – Lowest Protection Level

Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide.  Minimum background material 0.14m².

Minimum retro-reflective material 0.10m².

Where enhanced visibility is an advantage, but for limited risk/off road purposes.

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Care and maintenance of HiVis garments

  • The dirtier a HiVis garment gets, the less effective it becomes.
  • Make sure that garments are washed regularly, or disposes of when permanently soiled.
  • Do NOT allow sections to be cut off or removed – the level of protection they provide depends on the areas of fluorescent and retro-reflective materials included withing the garment.
  • Make sure that the garment is worn fastened at all times to ensure maximum protection and reduce the risk of entanglement with moving machinery etc.

 

We hope you found our article on HiVis garment classes helpful.

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