Optimal choice of a high-visibility jacket for work

To choose the best high-visibility jacket, it is essential to ensure that we select the class that corresponds to our needs. To do this, we must assess the risk we are facing: the types of vehicles, traffic volume, traffic speed, and how long we are exposed.

To achieve proper protection, it is important that the garment have good durability, the size is correct, and the piece is used and maintained properly. Therefore, the following factors should be considered:

  • Risk Classification: Before selecting a jacket, you should identify the level of risk associated with your job. This involves considering factors such as the type and speed of surrounding vehicles, traffic volume, and total exposure time.

  • Durability and Fit: A high-quality jacket will last longer and provide consistent protection. Make sure it fits properly, as an ill-fitting size can compromise its functionality.

  • Knowledge of the Garment: It’s crucial to understand the capabilities of your jacket. What protections does it offer and what doesn’t it? Additionally, you should familiarize yourself with the correct way to wear it; small details, such as having it closed or open, can influence its effectiveness.

  • Maintenance: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and storing the garment. Avoid making repairs without consulting, especially if they involve key elements like reflective bands. Inspections and maintenance should be carried out by experts to ensure that the jacket continues to meet safety standards.

  • Environmental Considerations: The environment can influence the effectiveness of the jacket. While standardized colors (yellow, orange-red, and red) comply with regulations, the environment should be taken into account. For example, in autumn, a red jacket may blend in with the autumn foliage.

  • Contrast: The jacket should stand out, not only from the surroundings, but also from the equipment you’re working with. You wouldn’t want it to blend in with machinery and other equipment instead of standing out.

  • Mobility: Functionality should not sacrifice mobility. It’s crucial that, despite wearing the jacket, you can move freely and perform your tasks without restrictions while maintaining visibility at all times.

On the other hand, we must take into account the environmental conditions in which we find ourselves. Regarding the color, the jackets that comply with the regulations are yellow, orange-red, and red. We need to ensure that in our work environment, these colors are not prevalent. For example, during the autumn season, the foliage may reduce the visibility of a red or orange-red jacket.

It’s also important that the garment contrasts with the equipment, ensuring that the person doesn’t blend in with the rest of the team. Above all, we must consider that the wearer’s movements do not compromise the visibility provided by the jacket.

Models of high visibility jackets

There are different models of softshell and high visibility jackets with various features that adapt to the preferences and needs of each user. All of them meet minimum conditions such as durability, low wear from use, being a breathable garment, and not being excessively affected by the cleaning cycle.

  • Softshell work jacket: These are an ideal type of jacket for transitional seasons thanks to their stretchy fabric and the fleece lining on the inside. They comply with Class 3 regulations for maximum visibility both during the day and at night. Finally, their fitted fit provides functionality along with freedom of movement.

  • Yosemite Jacket: very versatile, as it is a reversible piece; on one side, it provides high visibility, and on the other, it transforms into an urban jacket.

  • Detachable Jacket: These are highly functional pieces because they adapt to the wearer’s needs. Depending on the weather, they can be worn with or without sleeves without compromising their high visibility characteristics.

  • High-Visibility Vest: This is a high-resistance garment on the fluorescent side and has padded lining, making it ideal for transitional seasons.

Other models that may interest you:

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Functionality and aesthetics are not mutually exclusive when it comes to high-visibility jackets. While their primary goal is to ensure the safety of the wearer, these jackets offer the flexibility to be customized according to the preferences or needs of each individual or company. This allows for maintaining a consistent corporate image without compromising on visibility and protection.

TS2 Ibérica, aware of the importance of combining safety with customization, offers a variety of high-visibility jacket models to meet the specific needs of each customer. Beyond simply offering a garment, we provide expert advice to help you decide which jacket aligns best with the requirements and profile of your company and employees.

If you have more questions or are interested in learning more about our customization options and available models, we invite you to visit our website and fill out the contact form. We are here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you get a garment that meets your expectations in terms of safety, design, and adaptability.