The Size, Coverage And Fit Of High-Visibility Safety Apparel

High-visibility safety apparel is very useful for the safety of your employees in order to protect them from the risks and hazards that are possibly present within the workplace. These safety items are necessary to keep your workers safe and sound, but they’re only able to do that if they aren’t offering the correct size/coverage and fit. Check it out below.

 

High-visibility apparel size/coverage:

  • Full body, larger and brighter garments coverage gives workers better visibility from any direction.
  • Backgrounds with stripes on the garment, that are contrasting, can offer great visibility for the person wearing the safety apparel.
  • Bright background material or fluorescent material on the safety apparel will be highly visible, but isn’t meant to provide retroreflective performance.
  • There should be a number of other properties like flexibility, comfort, breathability, flame resistance, water resistance, thermal performance, applicability to the job and more.

 

High-visibility apparel fit:

  • The apparel should be fitted to the worker and it should cater for the clothing that may be worn underneath it as well. You should consider how it is worn as well and it should sit correctly on the body, without loose or dangling parts.
  • The parts of the apparel that directly contact the worker, should not have sharp edges, projection or rough areas, which can really damage or irritate the employee wearing it.
  • No other clothing or equipment should cover the high-visibility material that your employee should be wearing.

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your companies safety requirements. Contact us today.