Highway and construction workers stay safer near traffic wearing high visibility safety vests from AEC. Our high visibility safety vests were created to ensure worker safety. Our vests have the highest reflections, longest lasting material and the widest range of colors. All regulation requirement are met with the AEC high visibility safety vests.
Experimental use of high-visibility clothing began in 1964 on the Scottish Region of British Railways. Fluorescent orange jackets, known as "fire-flies", were issued to track workers on the Pollokshields to Eglinton Street electrified section in Glasgow; they were later tried in other areas, such as Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. Following trials, high-visibility clothing was issued to engineering and other staff working on the electrified lines of BR's London Midland Region in 1965. The first version was worn as a jerkin and was visible at ... half a mile in normal weather conditions.
Today the Construction Industry specifies requirements for high visibility clothing which is capable of visually signaling the user's presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by operators of vehicles or other mechanized equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark. Performance requirements are included for color and retroreflection as well as for the minimum areas and for the placement of the materials in protective clothing.
The importance of high visibility safety vests can never be expressed enough. More than 33 percent of all accidents caused by light visibility can be prevented by a high visibility safety vest. It’s important for all employees to be safe during any job. We offer a wide assortment of colors to ensure everyone is safe, no matter the light quality. Your company’s logo is also able to be put on the high visibility safety vests.