High Visibility Clothing
High visibility garments maximize awareness of the wearer's presence even when the wearer is unaware of the proximity of others.
The wearing of such garments on or near a working site is not only recommended, but is compulsory in many cases.
British Standard EN 20471 sets minimum standards of visual performance and durability needed for high visibility clothing worn in the course of a
trade or profession and is mandatory.
BS EN 20471 provides for three classes of basic design (Classes 1, 2 and 3) and two levels of retro-reflectivity Level 1 and Level 2, appropriate to the
risks in a particular occupational environment. (Level 2 gives the highest reflectivity).
RIS-3279-TOM - UK RAILWAY STANDARD
RIS-3279-TOM (formerly GO-RT 3279) is a high visibility standard that only applies to the rail industry in the UK, as opposed to the EU-wide nature of other EN standards.
The aim is to ensurethat rail workers on or near the trackside are sufficiently vivible to trains approaching at speed or any other traffic. See garments marked with an icon for conformity.
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Guide to High-Vis Clothing EN Standards