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EN20471 SPECIFICATION FOR HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING:
What you need to know
There are 3 classes of garment type based on the levels of conspicuity they provide. On all garments the
retro-reflective tape must be no less than 50mm wide.
Class 1: Lowest Level
0.14m 2 Minimum of high visibility fabric and 0.10m2 Minimum retro-reflective material.
Use: minimal risk such as off road activities.
A combination of approved garments may be worn to achieve class 3
Class 2: Medium Level
0.5m 2 Minimum of high visibility fabric and 0.13m2 Minimum retro-reflective material
Suitable for use on roads 40mph or below.
Class 3: Highest Level
0.8m 2 Minimum of high visibility fabric and 0.2m2 Minimum retro-reflective material
Suitable for all highway use.
Railway group standard sets out the minimum specification for high visibility clothing in the rail arena. It dictates minimum requirements for high visibility clothing to ensure people are conspicuous when on or near the rail line. Garments conforming to GO/RT 3279 will also meet the requirements of EN20471.
New EN20471 Explained