EN ISO 20471
This International Standard Specifies requirements for high visibility clothing, which is capable of visually signalling the user’s presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by the operators of vehicles or other mechanised equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark.
High Visibility clothing has a fluorescent surface, combined with reflective material that meets certification requirements in 3 different classes:
Class 3: Highest Level
Highest Level of protection – required for any persons working on or near motorways/dual carriageways or airports. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.80m sq of background materials and 0.20m sq of retro-reflective materials. (4 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)
Class 2 – Intermediate level
Required for any person working on or near A and B Roads, also for delivery drivers. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.50m sq of background material and 0.13m sq of retro-reflective material. (2.60 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)
Class 1: Minimum level
Minimum level of protection required for any persons working on a private road or to be sed in conjunction with a higher classed garment. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.14m sq of background material and 0.10m sq of retro-reflective material. (2 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)
Railway Group Standard sets out the minimum specification for high visibility warning clothing in Rail Industry.
EN 342 – Protective Clothing – Ensembles and Garments for Protection Against Cold
EN 342 is the harmonised European standard that specifies ensembles (i.e two piece suits or coveralls) and of single garments for protection against cold environments
Garments are tested under the following performance perameters – Thermal Insulation, Air Permeability and Resistance to Water Penetration.
EN 343 – Protective Clothing, Protection Against Rain
EN 343 is the harmonised European standard that applies to garments worn in adverse weather conditions. It specifies the characteristics of protective clothing against the influence of foul weather, wind and coll above –5 Degrees. The standard provides for two parameters: (Example - Class 3:1)
X (3) = Waterproofness (3 Levels) 3 is the highest
Y = (1) Breathable Properties (3 Levels) 3 is the highest
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