“Seen and Safe” High Vis Range from Deane Apparel
Safety is a major concern in all workplaces. August 2012 saw the High Visibility standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 come into full effect. To prepare for this Deane Apparel, Alsco’s uniform manufacturer, has worked closely with a consultant who served on the ISO committee tasked with updating these standards. As a result a new, fully compliant range of both Day and Day/Night garments is available.
“The direct benefit to Alsco customers will be speed to market as the already taped and ready for dispatch range of Day/Night Vis garments has increased to a full range of both overalls and shirts and is now as wide as the Day Vis product line,” said Estelle Dean, Divisional Manager, Deane Apparel.
So what is a Compliant Garment?
Apart from the styling and placement of the retro-reflective tape which must comply with the guidelines specified in the standards, no garment is considered compliant unless it includes a label sewn into the garment stating compliancy with the 2011 publication and listing whether the garment is for Day or Day/Night usage. Logos are limited to no more than 50mm in height and Deane suggests the placement be limited to the locations specified in their posters.