Keep warm, dry and visible in ALL conditions
Our high-visibility range is fully tested and certified to EN ISO 20471, EN471 and EN 343 standards, ideal for those who will not compromise on style, comfort, protection and performance.
Our Hi-Vis garments are designed to keep you warm, dry and visible in all conditions, but, can you be sure the product you are wearing conforms to EN 471/EN ISO 20471?
The cornerstone of the success of our extensive high-visibility range has always been our stringent quality control.
A certificate from a test house guarantees that the garment or fabric sent to the test house has attained the EN 471 or EN ISO 20471 standard. It is not a guarantee that the bulk production meets the standard.
We do things differently. Our team of experts check every roll of high-visibility fabric and retro-reflective tape with highly specialised equipment guaranteeing that every item we produce meets the EN ISO 20471 or EN 471 standard.
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In our quality control laboratory we use spectrophotometers to check the exact colour of every roll of fabric. This guarantees that all the fabric we use is fully compliant to the EN 471/EN ISO 20471 standard.
The colours we use
Reflective Tape Testing
We take pride in assuring customers that the HiVisTex retro-reflective tape we use is of the highest quality and fully compliant to the EN 471/EN ISO 20471 standards. HiVisTex has been engineered for superior performance in all weather conditions.
HiVisTex reflective tape has thousands of glass beads per square centimetre. Each bead works as a tiny mirror, reflecting light back towards its source as a brilliant white glow.
Every single roll of reflective tape is tested to ensure that it meets the EN 471/EN ISO 20471 standard
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EN ISO 20471
The international standard for high-visibility clothing
Class 3: Highest level of protection – required for any persons working on or near motorways or dual-carriage ways or airports.
Must incorporate a minimum of 0.80m2 of background material and 0.20m2 of retro-reflective materials, equivalent to 4 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape.
Class 2: Intermediate level – required for any persons working on or near A and B class roads, also for delivery drivers. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.50m2 of background material and 0.13m2 of retro-reflective materials, equivalent to 2.6 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape.
Class 1: Minimum level of protection – required for any persons working on a private road or to be used in conjunction with a higher classed garment. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.14m2 of background material and 0.10m2 of retro-reflective materials, equivalent to 2 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape.
The European Standard for high-visibility clothing
EN471:2003 + A1:2007
EN 471 is the harmonised European standard for high visibility clothing. It specifies the requirements for signalling the users presence day or night. It intends to make users in hazardous situations conspicuous under any light conditions.
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