High visibility clothing

Wenaas, our main supplier, developed their latest Hi-Vis line together with people working in the building and construction sector. The workers knowledge combined with Weenas experts helped them succeed in developing clothing having ergonomic solutions made in materials that where hard-wearing and comfortable, with an excellent fit.

Benefits of High Visibility clothing from Wenaas

  • Capacity always to achieve class 3 – by choosing jointly certified garments, you can put together a product mix of Hi-Vis workwear that suits your own preferences, while remaining confident that you are clearly visible to your colleagues.
  • Consideration has been given to how large a logo surface you can use on all garments without affecting the certification class of the item in question.
  • Hi-Vis trousers are delivered in standard lengths, with the option to extend the length by removing the blue seam at the bottom end of the legs. If you prefer a shorter leg length, please state this when ordering. A simple size system and unique item numbers make it easy to find your size.
  • The Hi-Vis trousers feature wedge-shaped reinforcement at the groin, which improves both durability and comfort. The sleeve design prevents the top riding up when you are working with your arms raised, while the rib-knit cuffs with thumb grips stop dirt and dust entering the sleeves.
  • ​​​​​​​The Hi-Vis clothing are Øko-Tex® labelled, which is your guarantee that no allergenic or carcinogenic colourants were used in the production. Cordura fabric (240 g/m2) in hard-wearing areas helps increase the lifetime of the garment. Selected models of our Hi-Vis workwear feature elastic reflectors for increased comfort.

Good things to know about High Visibility Clothing

What is EN ISO 20471?

It’s the standard specifies requirements and testing methods for Hi-Vis workwear, the purpose of which is to make the wearer visible in all high-risk situations, regardless of light conditions.

Design requirements

The standard requires all Hi-Vis workwear to be designed in a uniform manner. This includes the positioning of reflective and fluorescent materials. The requirements applicable depend on what parts of the body the garment should cover (torso only, torso and arms, torso and legs, legs only, or torso, arms and legs). Reflective and fluorescent materials must be distributed equally on the front and rear of the garment, with a max. deviation of 10%.

Textile requirements

The fluorescent properties of fluorescent textiles used for Hi-Vis workwear must be retained after a given number of wash cycles. For textiles in contrasting colours, there is a requirement for colour fastness. The reflective properties of reflective textiles used for Hi-Vis clothing must be retained after washing.

Minimum area of fluorescent textiles and reflective materials per Hi-Vis workwear garment, in m2.

Textile hi vis clothing category 1

Fluorescent materials 0.14
Reflective materials 0.10

Textile hi vis clothing category 2

Fluorescent materials 0.50
Reflective materials 0.13

Textile hi vis clothing category 3

Fluorescent materials 0.80
Reflective materials    0.20