The Importance of a High-Vis Vest Near Water | 13th May 2020
Travelling on the ocean? Doing some work on the water? Operating in the pouring rain? In any case where you’re spending significant time in a boat out on the ocean, on a river, estuary or a downpour, best safety practice dictates that a high vis vest be worn at all times. This personal protective equipment (PPE) ensures that in the event of capsizing or other disaster, you are easily to locate by the other members of your crew as well as any emergency rescue teams. High vis workwear provides visual identifiers that reflect light and that stand out against the water. It ensures that someone floating can be seen from some distance away, providing assurance of safety and increased likelihood of rescue in an emergency situation.
A high visibility retro reflective vest is usually bright yellow or bright orange, with reflectors sewn across the waist, shoulders and elbows. Being near the water, it’s only logical that a high vis vest be waterproof, to prevent moisture seeping into the clothes and the wearer potentially getting sick. Not all water will roll off the suit if your boat capsizes or if you fall off a jetty, but at least while wearing your high vis workwear you will be easy to locate as your body drifts amongst the currents.
It’s regulated that a high visibility retro reflective vest be worn on most construction and other infrastructure sites. In a downpour, making sure you’re easily spotted when visibility is low is key to avoiding accident at the hands of swinging machinery or moving freight. A second can make all the difference in a heavy-duty accident, so ensure you wear only the best protective high vis vest supplied by the All Trades Group.
All Trades Group stocks a range of high-vis workwear in our online store. We have high-visibility jackets for everyday purpose and for working on rails, extra breathable waterproof jackets and extra visible waterproof jackets, lightweight jackets and raincoats available for purchase now. We also stock all high-visibility leggings with reflectors sewn across the thigh and knee. All of our stock is compliant and made from durable materials. We supply both individuals and wholesale, so for all your high visibility gear, click on to our store to find out more.
The All Trades Group operates out of Unanderra, NSW, and has been operating for more than 30 years in the business. We have a vast wealth of experience supplying personal protective gear to the trades, construction and maritime industries, high visibility retro reflective vests included. Our objective is to give you the best products at a competitive price along with 5-star customer service at all times. Please, get in contact with us today!