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

What is EN ISO 20471?

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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