High Visibility (Hi Vis or HV) coats
High visibility clothing is not only suitable for workers working on roads and near vehicles. High visibility clothing is suitable for any employee you want to stand out, such as a safety marshal. Many fire drills, for example, require employees to congregate around a safety officer and in such an occasion they need to be wearing clothing which distinguishes them them other employees. High visibility coats serves such a function. Hi Vis coats also provide cyclists and motorcyclists with an added safety precaution.
High visibility coats – useful information
Under the Roads and Street Works Act and in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual 1991, all employers must provide the correct protective clothing for their workers. High Visibility Clothing must be of standard BSEN471-1994.
- Class 1 offers the minimum level of protection required by any persons working on a private road or to be used in conjunction with a higher classed garment, incorporating a minimum of 0.14m2 of background material and 0.13m2 of retro-reflective material.
- Class 2 is required for any persons working on or near A or B class roads and delivery drivers, incorporating a minimum of 0.50m2 of background material and 0.13m2 of retro-reflective material.
- Class 3 offers the highest level of protection and is required by any persons working on or near motorways, dual carriageways and airports, incorporating a minimum of 0.80m2 of background material and 0.20m2 of retro-reflective material.
How do I purchase a high visibility coat from Paperstone?
- Click on one of the high visibility coats above to get a bit more info.
- If it is the high visibility coat for you, click the green-yellow “Add to Basket” button. (If you want to buy more than one, enter the quantity in the box provided before clicking the “Add to Basket” button). This has now been added to your “basket”.
- If you are buying more products, continue to browse, repeating the above process.
- When you've finished shopping, click the silver “Checkout” button in the “Basket Total” box, toppish-left of every page.
- Then simply follow the instructions on the page. If you have shopped with us before, you can log in to save yourself some time filling in information. But if you haven't, click “New Customer”. You'll be asked for your email and a password. This is so it is easier if you shop with us again. Then you'll get asked for a delivery address, card details, and so on.
But if you are stuck, need a bit more info or advice, would rather order over the phone, or simply need some human reassurance, give us a call on 0345 567 4000. We will be happy to hear from you and will offer all the assistance we can.