CARING FOR YOUR GARMENTS

Care and cleaning of high visibility garments is essential to ensure they retain the protection and high visibility properties and remain conformant to the EN20471 high visibility standard. Laundry companies have developed a totally complete cleansing process that does not harm any of the components of high visibility workwear.

WORKING WITH A LAUNDRY PARTNER

High visibility workwear can be cleaned, repaired and refurbished by a laundry company. Garments are barcoded and each wearer is given a unique identity that allows a laundry partner to monitor the number of times a garment has been cleaned or repaired. Every time a garment is laundered it is manually inspected and if needed, replaced or repaired. Prior to dispatching, garments are once again manually checked, folded then packed to ensure they are returned ready to be worn.

BE SEEN, BE SAFE

Workwear that is left unclean is unsafe, uneconomical and most certainly unlawful. Care and cleaning of your garment will ensure you stay safe, clean and legal. To be conformant to EN20471, a garment must have a specified amount of VISIBLE background fabric and reflective tape. Workwear that is heavily soiled, will have a vastly reduced amount of reflective fabric and tape that can be clearly seen. As a result the garment is no longer conformant to EN20471.

Is your workwear safe?

Safe and Clean - Ballyclare Limited  

SAFE AND CLEAN
A garment that is safe to wear and conforms to standard EN20471.

  Ready to Launder  - Ballyclare Limited  

READY TO LAUNDER
This garment is ready to launder. The garment is clearly soiled and the background fabric and reflective tape has been compromised, lessening the performance of the garment.

             
Potential Danger - Ballyclare Limited  

POTENTIAL DANGER
This garment quite clearly requires cleaning and  should not continue to be worn. This product no longer conforms to EN20471 because a large area of the high visibility fabric has been soiled.

  Dangerous Garment - Ballyclare Limited  

DANGEROUS GARMENT
This picture illustrates a garment that is heavily soiled to such a degree that it may well impair the cleaning process. The life of this  garment is substantially reduced due to heavy soiling and is no longer conformant to EN20471.

Ballyclare holds the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.

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