Care and cleaning of high visibility and technical garments is essential to ensure they retain the protection and high visibility properties to remain conformant to industry standards such as BS EN ISO 20471 (high visibility) and BS EN ISO 11612 (flame retardant) standards.
High visibility and techincal workwear can be cleaned, repaired and refurbished by a laundry company who develop complete cleansing processes that do not harm any of the components of high visibility and technical workwear. Garments are barcoded and each wearer is given a unique identity that allows a laundry 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.
High visibility 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 BS EN ISO 20471, 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 BE EN ISO 20471.
SAFE AND CLEANA garment that is safe to wear and conforms to standard EN20471.
READY TO LAUNDERThis 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 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 GARMENTThis 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.