|EN343 Protection against rain and wind|
|EN471 Hi-Visibility warning clothing standard.|
|EN533 Index 1. Protection against fire .|
|Poratex Excel membrane, allows body to breathe.|
|The garment can be machine washed on a delicate wash cycle. Do not exceed the wash temperature shown on the icon.|
Our Waterproof and breathable rainwear can be washed. Please follow the instructions within the garment. To maintain the features of the clothing we recommend the use of gentle detergent (Detergent without optical white). NEVER use fabric softeners as this will break down the features of the garment. Zip up the zippers, close the press-studs and always wash with the inside out.
All safety wear from Vass Textile Group are EN471 approved
EN471 is a common European Hi-visibility standard. This governs the specification of all (EN 471) certified work wear and rainwear, which is used in working environments, for example areas with traffic where it is important to be seen.
Below we have tried to describe the most important guidelines, which should be the foundation of your choice of safety rainwear.
The EN471 Norm makes demands on the visibility in the work situations where the employees work without effective separation from traffic/hazardous areas.This meaning most types of road works, work by railways and buildings sites and the like.
Even if this work is only a small part of the working day, safety wear should be worn.
EN471 Norm is divided into 3 classifications
The classification describes how well the product is able to protect the user. The bigger the area of fluorescent fabric and reflective stripes, the higher the classification will be.
|Classification 3||should be worn by all working by the road, on railway lines and rescue workers, and also whilst working on and around buildings sites with machine traffic. As a rule, a set of work clothes fulfils the demands for classification 3, when it's worn together. A set of work clothes should be understood as a combination between a jacket and trouser/overall.|
Coveralls and certain jackets are also classified as Class 3
|Classification 2||supervisors, who only check the work, should use classification|
2 wear. Class 2 wear is typically a hi-viz waistcoat,
a pair of overalls or a jacket.
|Classification 1||is typically trousers, which as the only safety wear must be worn by visitors. Although a hi-viz waistcoat class 2 would be preferred with this. (see Remember that workers in the area should always accompany visitors. lf your work changes through the day, or if you are in doubt, classification 3 clothes are recommended.|
|Classiscation 3||Coverall |
Jacket (In special cases where the demands
Jacket/waistcoat and trouser/overall
(only as a set)
(The above can be worn as single items)
Classification is determined by the minimum area of visible material in m2 and is calculated
|Class 3||Class 2||Class 1|
|Florescent background materia||0.8 mē||0.50mē||0.14 mē|
|Reflective tape||0.20 mē||0.13 mē||0.10mē|
The Vass Textile Group uses the Force Institute for testing on EN471 rainwear.Your guarantee
Disclaimer:The above information has been compiled as a guide to the best of our knowledge at time of print. Although all information has been carefully summarised we recommend that you verify any details prior to purchase.