Today, many professions require certified protective clothing with high visibility. It is important that garments are certified to EN ISO 20471 to ensure this level of protection. It is also vitally important that the garments are comfortable, can be worn all year round and are suitable for both men and women. Wearing the right protection should not mean sacrificing comfort.
If you are working near moving vehicles or mobile machinery (i.e forklifts) and you have a potential risk of impact from vehicles or machinery, then you need to wear appropriate High Visibility clothing. Since this is one of the most common workplace accidents, at Tranemo we include High Visibility detail in most of the outdoor garments that we design.
The demands in the standard sets the rules for which design, functionality and fabric qualities should be used in a High Visibility collection. There are two High Visibility colours and you can find them in the Tranemo range. Yellow and Orange HV colours offer the user greater flexibility and make it possible for users to have designated HV colours in the workplace – for example, to differentiate between workers in different locations or areas. To achieve High Visibility certification, the garment needs a certain area of fluorescent fabric and reflective tape. The higher the area, the higher the High- Visibility class the garment will achieve, with Class 3 being the highest.