What is EN ISO 20471?

What is EN ISO 20471?

Posted by Helen Wood on behalf of Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd on 20th Nov 2021

EN ISO 20471 is a global standard that requires employees in high-risk environments to wear visible apparel. This certified safety workwear standard is crucial for employees in high-risk areas to prioritise the usage of suitable safety gear during the workday. Even if you only spend a short amount of your working day in areas where visibility is crucial, it is critical to prioritise the use of appropriate safety workwear in all potentially high-risk tasks.
Did you know EN ISO 20471 has 3 performance levels?

THE 3 CLASSES
Class1: Minimum Level
Class 2: Intermediate Level
Class 3: Highest Level

CLASS 1: MINIMUM LEVEL
Minimum level of protection required for any persons working on a private road or to be used in conjunction with a higher classed garment. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.14m2 of background material and 0.10m2 of retroreflective material. (2 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)

CLASS 2: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Required for any persons working on or near A and B class roads, also for delivery drivers. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.50m2 of background material and 0.13m2 of retro-reflective material. (2.60 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)

CLASS 3: HIGHEST LEVEL
Highest level of protection - required for any persons working on or near motorways, dual-carriage ways or airports. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.80m2 of background material and 0.20m2 of retro- reflective materials. (4 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape) 

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