Do you wear High Visibility Polo shirts or Fluoro work wear?

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Are you in-line with the new High Visibility standards? Do you wear High Visibility Polo shirts or Fluoro work wear? Then this new high visibility standard affects you. Many High Visibility shirts will no longer be compliant as of 31/08/2012, so how can you be sure that your work wear is still safe? Check with your local EmbroidMe store to confirm if it meets the new standards. The principal change from old the version of this standard is the more rigorous specification in the amount of high visibility material required on a garment for daytime visibility. 3 things you need to know to keep you safe! Read More…

3 things you need to know to keep you safe!

1. Is your work wear compliant to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011? This standard relates to the design of the garment and specifically the amount of high visibility material on the front and back of your gear. Check the garment labels to see if it is compliant to the new standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for high visibility safety garments.

2. Is the Fluoro colour compliant to AS/NZS 1906.4? This standard relates to the specific colour and material of your work gear.

3. Are you sun safe? Does your work wear comply with AS/NZS 4399 standard for sun protective clothing? Check with your EmbroidMe store on the UV rating of the garments.

Here in New Zealand the first EmbroidMe Store was opened in 2006 and to date we have seven EmbroidMe Stores providing professional embroidery services throughout the country.

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New AS/NZS standard: high visibility safety garments

The new Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High visibility safety garments — Garments for high risk applications supersedes the 1999 standard and does not have any reference to particular types and styles. This has been done so as to give the designer as much flexibility as possible in selecting a suitable garment design to meet different needs as regards weather conditions, type of work, and to be innovative in devising means of encouraging users to wear the garments properly.

The new standard calls for garments to have an unbroken area of fluorescent fabric across the torso, and although the total area of fluorescent fabric is the same as the previous standard, no non-fluorescent fabrics or design features can cut across the torso area. The fluorescent fabric must be used right round the chest area, covering an area of 0.2 square metres at both front and back when measured from shoulder to waist.

The new standard also recommends the use of extra reflective tape on high visibility areas such as wrist, elbow, knee and ankle, because it makes it easier for drivers to distinguish wearers where there are also reflective surfaces on road cones and signs. The new Standard is intended for situations where visibility is critical, usually because of the presence of moving vehicles or machinery. Source: Standards New Zealand. *The new high-visibility standards AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 become effective August, 2012.

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