High-visibility clothing (Hi Vis) plays a critical role in maintaining safety at work and preventing workplace accidents
Disclaimer: The following information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation
GET YOUR SAFETY RIGHT, WEAR HI VIS ON SITE
- Unless there are specific uniform requirements at the host client’s site, workers must wear high visibility (Hi Vis) clothing. This ensures that you are easily visible and also helps to minimise the risk of workplace accidents
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING HI VIS
Hi Vis clothing ensures that it is easy to see you when working on-site. The human eye responds best to large, contrasting, bright or moving objects. Therefore, the high colour contrast between clothing and the work environment in which it is seen enhances your visibility.
PROTECTING YOURSELF AT WORK
Hi Vis clothing plays a major role in maintaining safety and preventing accidents:
- You must wear Hi Vis on site, especially when working around mobile and moving equipment
- Hi Vis helps others to see you when working in dark environments when visibility is reduced and also assists with host clients’ Traffic Management Plans
- Make sure your Hi Vis is not damaged, faded or worn out and that it surrounds your body fully (in a 360’ way)
Hi Vis clothing helps reduce the risk of injuries and accidents in busy environments.
However, it’s important to remember that Hi Vis forms only one part of safety on site, do not rely upon on it as fail safe measure.
SAFETY GOES 24/7
Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and has an ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.
We look forward to bringing you more safety tips as part of our PPE series.