Changes to Rail Group Standard GO/RT 3279

Published: Monday, 27th February 2017

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and you can rest assured our workwear and protective clothing will help keep you safer while at work. We are constantly staying abreast of any changes in national and international safety standards that affect our garments or you, the wearer.

The most recent change is with the Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3279.

Railway Group Standard GORT 3279Changes to GO/RT 3270

The Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3279 has been replaced by The Rail Industry Standard RIS-3279-TOM ‘High Visibility Clothing’.

What does it mean

All Ballyclare garments which are certified to GO/RT 3279 are automatically compliant with the new RIS-3279-TOM standard. This has no effect on the Ballyclare garments you wear but we wanted you know there has been a change to a railway standard you are likely to be familiar with.

As we continue to manufacture new garments you will notice the new standard appearing on your garment labels.


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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