High visibility safety vests can be one of the most effective promotional items for your organisation. With the advancement in health and safety, most businesses have a need for safety vests in some capacity nowadays. Serving a dual purpose, custom safety vests can keep your team safe, while also effectively advertising your brand. Well designed custom safety vests enable workers to do their job while reducing the risk of accidents and injury. By investing in custom safety vests, you are ensuring a safer workplace for your employees, whilst also showing the public who you are and what you do. Custom safety vests are essential for many occupations and organisations – probably a lot more than you first think – from transport and manufacturing to event management and recreation.
Why custom safety vests?
Custom safety vests are essential for health and safety compliance in many workplaces. They’re also a great platform to advertise your company and create a cohesive look for your team. They are constructed with bright fluorescent fabric, usually in orange, yellow or red and highlighted with reflective strips, to ensure visibility in low-light conditions. High visibility vests improve a worker’s chances of been seen and avoided by those driving or using dangerous machinery, while providing the team with a recognisable look so they are identifiable by the public.
In many industries, hi-vis clothing is a requirement for those working in hazardous conditions. Custom safety vests are one of the easiest options for keeping workers safe as they are simple to layer over a uniform or jacket, cost-effective and highlight the largest area of the body – ideal for staying visible.
Custom-printed safety vests featuring company branding will help your team stand out from competitors and increase public awareness of your company. As a promotional tool, they’re hard to beat as the vests are purpose-designed to be seen by anyone passing by. Vests provide a large area of space to custom-print your brand or message, and will be worn every day as they are among the most practical promotional items.
Who needs custom safety vests?
Custom safety vests are becoming more useful in an increasing number of working environments. Long gone are the days when just road workers would be seen sporting safety vests. Any workplace that operates in any kind of hazard environment, whether that be working outdoors, with dangerous machinery or chemicals, by the roadside, in low lighting or poor weather conditions, in an emergency or in other risky conditions, needs high visibility clothing. The darker the conditions, the more high-visibility clothing is required according to UK HSE regulation.
Construction and road work companies usually outfit their entire teams in safety vests to ensure they’re visible to drivers and the public, helping prevent collisions. Others working with or near roads or railways, such as the transport industry, also require high-visibility vests to maintain worker safety. Railway workers throughout the UK wear standard orange high vis clothing to ensure safety on the tracks.
In industries such as manufacturing, involving the operation or management of heavy machinery, chemicals or other workplace hazards, warehouse staff, factory workers, foundry workers and others in the manufacturing industry use high visibility vests to ensure every staff member is visible to others. This helps prevents collisions, spills and other accidents caused by not seeing a worker. Similarly safety vests and high visibility clothing is indispensable in industries such as oil extraction, fishing, forestry and mining for the same reasons.
Custom safety vests also play a key role in emergency management as they ensure emergency responders remain visible and recognisable by the public. Police officers, firefighters, ambulance officers and disaster response teams use them on a regular basis.
Safety vests are also indispensable for event management staff. They allow ushers, customer service and security staff to be visibly obvious so the public can ask them for directions and follow their guidance. A custom safety vest will ensure they’re instantly recognisable as official event staff.
Nowadays, schools are required to stock custom safety vests to take the stress out of school trips, and outings. Custom safety vests ensure maximum visibility, particularly on the roadside and helps ensure the class looks like a group to the public.
Safety vests are also often employed for recreational use. Hunters use them to avoid being shot mistakenly, while cyclists and motorcyclists wear them to stay visible on the road. Jockeys and racetrack personnel are also kitted out in hi-vis to stay safe on the track.
Custom safety vests from GoPromotional
As we’ve demonstrated, custom safety vests have a wide range of uses for just about any industry, business or organisation. In the right environment, they are one of the most effective ways of getting your brand out there. GoPromotional stocks many styles of hi-vis clothing ideal for your team, including trousers, high visibility drawstring bags, and slapbands. Contact us for a quote to outfit your team in unmissable branded hi-vis gear and make a commitment to your workplace safety.