Hi Vis Workwear: What Is It And How Does It Work?

Hi vis workwear is one of the most widely recognised and widely used garments in the UK today. You will see it draped over the shoulders of professionals from all walks of lives – from our lifesavers such as police officers and fire fighters, to even the likes of parking attendants and delivery workers. The iconic yellow and green fluorescent jacket, with its grey retroreflective stripes, is one of the first things you’ll think of when it comes to safety. It’s as essential on construction sites as a hard hat. But why is it so prominent and how does it work? Generally speaking, hi vis clothing is comprised of two main components: fluorescent and retroreflective material. The fluorescent part of such clothing works by reacting to UV light, allowing for it to be emitted back out to the human eye so that the clothing appears brighter and more noticeable – which is key if working close to machinery or traffic. However, at night-time or in low-level light, fluorescent material isn’t anywhere near as effective. This is where retroreflective material is so important. These stripes, usually around the body and the arms or the legs of fluorescent clothing, are made using small glass balls. When light from a certain angle hits these balls, it is reflected back at the source. To prove how valuable high vis clothing is, an Australian study showed that drivers spotted cyclists wearing high vis vests 90% of the time – compared to just 2% when the cyclist was wearing black clothing. These garments are lifesavers.

Quality Hi Vis Workwear At A Great Price

So we have learned that it pays to have good quality hi vis clothing. It ensures the safety of workers while making sure you meet both your moral and legal obligations. Whether you are working at a vehicle plant in Solihull, repairing railway lines in Manchester or an oil worker in the North Sea – you need high vis gear. But we realise that you need it at a good price. That’s why we’re here at At The Site Supply Company Limited, we provide you with accessories of both quality and quantity – with a commitment to environmentally-friendly standards. Whether you’re a sole trader who just needs basic gear or a large construction company needing 1,000 jackets fast, we’re here to meet your needs and get the job done quickly. We’re the number one supplier of high vis workwear and personal protection equipment in the UK. We are supported by a range of quality manufacturers such as Dickies, Goliath Footwear and others. We’ve also got in-house artwork design teams, as well as a digital print and embroidery workshop, meaning that we can tailor items to your and your company’s needs. Still have questions? No problem. We’re here to help. Just contact us at or during office hours at 0845 009 6750. We’re open 9am-5pm Mondays and 8am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday. Our 250,000+ regular customers, including McDonalds and Travelodge, can’t be wrong. So if you’re after hi vis workwear, The Site Supply Company Limited is the right place to order products at the right price for you.