If you are Purchasing Hi-Vis Make sure it is fit for your requirements
Providing the right Hi-Vis clothing for workers in poor light and adverse weather is more important than it's ever been. You have a duty to ensure any Hi-Vis you purchase offers the correct level of protection
There are 3 classes of garment type based on the levels on conspicuity (how easily they can be seen). On all garments the retro-reflective tape must not be less than 50mm wide.
CLASS 3: Highest Level of conspicuity
Minimum background material 0.8m Minimum Retro-reflective material 0.2m2 i.e. Jackets with sleeves to be worn in accordance with Clause 4.2.4 and to Class 3 on dual carriageway roads with a speed limit of 50mph or above CLASS 2 Medium Level of Conspicuity
Minimum background material 0.5m2 Minimum Retro-reflective material 0.13m2 2 Band & Brace Hi-vis waistcoat CLASS 1 Lowest Level of Conspicuity
Minimum background material 0.14m2 Minimum Retro-reflective material 0.10m2 NO CLASS RATING
Typically used for wearer identification purposes (stewarding/event management etc)