The right clothing can make you safer on the job, and it can shield your crew from accidents. While road crews know the importance of wearing high visibility clothing, there are other industries where it is just as important. Here is a checklist to help you determine if you should invest in this type of clothing for your team.
Moving Equipment – If your team is around moving cars, or they are regularly around heavy equipment, then vests and jackets that are more visible are a smart investment. The visibility will help them avoid being hit by earth movers, cranes and other construction equipment.
Emergency Responders – People who may be in emergency situations and smoke-filled areas need the reflective clothing to ensure that they are visible.
Poor lighting situations – Consider the lighting in your warehouse. Even with flood lights throughout the building, are there still shadows where forklift operators may not see someone on the ground? Vests and shirts are lightweight, and they can easily be slipped on over other garments when people are entering busy work zones.
Bright Lighting Problems – Extremely bright light can be just as dangerous as the shadows. When the lights are overly bright, such as on a sunny afternoon, it can be difficult to see people due to the glare. With reflective clothing, your work team will still stand out from the background.
Protect your team by investing in reflective safety clothing. It costs very little, and it can help you avoid the high cost of an accident.