High visibility clothing must conform to the relevant current British or European standards. High visibility clothing must be worn when operating outside the working space e.g. when setting out, maintaining or removing signing, lighting, guarding and temporary traffic control, etc. Your employer may also require you to wear high visibility clothing when operating within the working space. High visibility clothing must be correctly fastened and maintained in a clean and useable condition.
High visibility clothing (England and Northern Ireland)
The standard of high visibility clothing required should be determined by a risk assessment. In most circumstances for work outside the working space, an adequate assessment is likely to indicate a requirement for a jacket with the greatest minimum amount of visible material specified in the relevant current British or European standards.
High visibility clothing (Scotland and Wales)
High visibility jackets must have full length sleeves and comply with the relevant current British or European standards. Sleeves may be varied to three quarter length where a risk assessment shows full length sleeves would present increased risk due to the activity being undertaken.