hi vis, standards


This standard explains the use of hi-visibility fabrics and retroreflective materials.  It specifies the chromaticity levels to which fabrics need to be dyed in terms of performance and atmospheric pressures in order to comply to the standard. Natural fibre garments have a lower chromaticity level due to the nature of the fabric.

Class F = Daytime fluorescent  /  Class R = Retroreflective material
Class RF = Retroreflective and fluorescent  /  Class NF = High daytime visibility NON Fluorescent

This standard refers to how a garment is constructed using fabrics compliant to 1906.4 above. There should be no less then 0.2m2 of unbroken hi visibility fabric on both the front and back of any garment that covers the upper torso. High visibility fabric must not be broken with non compliant fabric within the 0.2m2 area from the top of the shoulders to the waist, so no full side panels at armpit level are permitted. This standard also explains the position of the retroreflective tapes on the garment, the width and quantity used. These tapes should not detract from the 0.2m2 measurement required.
Class D = Daytime use  /  Class N = Night time use using retroreflective material  /  Class D/N = Day/night use

This standard refers to the capability of a fabric to protect skin against solar ultra violet radiation (known as UPF = ultra violet protection factor). This standard is an additional bonus to the garment rather than an essential requirement for hi-visibility standards but often specified from specific industry users.

Hi Vis vs Hi Vis
To most people, a safety garment is a safety garment. Orange or yellow, big or small, it’s all the same. Not all Hi Vis safety garments sold in the market today comply to the latest Australian and New Zealand safety regulation for Hi Visibility garments 4602.1.2011. Below are a few common examples of garments that would not pass the current 4062.1 2011 AU/NZ standard.

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In many job roles, from road construction crews to asphalt workers to industrial production plant operators, safety is the most important thing employees must consider every day. Productivity is important, but not when it puts someone's well-being at risk. That is why there are so many rules and regulations in place to keep us safer at work – but it’s also why employers must take additional steps to ensure staff can work in safe conditions.

While good procedures are necessary, there are some precautions businesses can take that are equally fundamental, such as ensuring the clothing worn by your workers puts safety first. That is where high visibility clothing performs best.

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When you don't have to wait for high visibility shirts to come in, and all you need to do is reach into the box and find the right size, you can focus on other aspects of daily operations that demand your attention. At Work Safety Online, we provide a fast and convenient way to purchase this and many other types of clothing for your employees.

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An important aspect of choosing hi vis clothing, aside from finding the right price, is confirming their effectiveness in the field. In partnership with our sister site Apparel Online, we provide access to products that lead the way in personal and office attire.

With highly reflective strips lining our vests, shirts, and safety pants, plus the bright tint of the fabric itself, your work crews will stay in sight both during the day and at night. Made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, these clothes are suitable to slip over a worker's outfit without adding unnecessary bulk or creating discomfort.

Shopping through Work Safety Online, it’s a simple process to see exactly what we have available and order in quantities and sizes that fit your team. Stock up on all the items you need and ensure your staff can work indoors and out as securely and comfortably as possible.

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Whether you need to refresh your supply of hi vis shirts or you're interested in trying a new type of safety vest, Work Safety Online can connect your business with all it needs promptly and efficiently. Be sure to read up on our price slash guarantee too. We're committed to offering our clients the best prices possible without ever compromising on quality, and that includes occasions when you spot a lower price. Take note of the quantity-based value discounts available on each product page. Shop now or contact us if you have questions by calling on 0800 373776.