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Reflective Wear

Reflective Clothing Supplier – High Visibility Protective Clothing

KTF Africa supplies high visibility reflective clothing in Johannesburg as part of their PPE for personal protection on construction sites, protection for road construction personnel, and any person requiring good visibility for self protection. The reflective clothing is designed and created to the highest standards, and comes in sizes small to X large with high reflective taping on the clothing.

KTF Africa is a Reflective Clothing supplier Johannesburg, is based in Riverveiew/Riversands around the corner from Steyn City and Dainfern, recently moving from our KTF Fourways shop.

General Instructions for compliant reflective clothing

To ensure that your reflective clothing is effective it needs to conform to EN ISO 20471:2013.

What is EN ISO 20471?

EN ISO 20471 is a revised version of the previous EN 471 high visibility PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) standard. According to Directive 89/686/EEC, the high visibility protective clothing is required by law to protect people who work on or near a roadside, whilst they go about their day to day business.

The standards are set by identifying the risks to people. This is the minimum standard for high visibility clothing, which is capable of visually signalling the user’s presence and which specifies test methods and performance requirements for PPE  (Personal Protective Equipment) which includes reflective clothing, and worn in high-risk situations.

 

ES standard pdf

 

What is the main criteria for the standard for high visibility clothing?

Colour and Retro-reflection as well as for the minimum areas and for the placement of the materials in protective clothing.
Three classes of garment are defined based on three different minimum areas of retro-reflective, fluorescent and/or
combined performance materials. Each of these classes will provide a different level of conspicuity.

Material Class 3 Garments Class 2 Garments Class 1 Garments
Background material 0,80 0,50 0,14
Retroreflective material 0,20 0,13 0,10
Combined performance material n.a. n.a. n.a.
NOTE: The clothing class is determined by the lowest area of visible material.

Class 3 being the class of clothing that provides the highest degree of visibility against most backgrounds found in urban and rural
situations in daylight and in night time. There are within the standard, certain requirements for in-use Test Requirements.

The standard takes into consideration the materials require brightness after:

Retro-reflective                                                                            Fluorescent clothing
Rainfall Performance                                                                  UV exposure
Temperature Variation                                                               Dimensional change
Abrasion                                                                                         Water vapour resistance
Cold folding                                                                                   Colour fastness
Flexing                                                                                            Mechanical properties
Washing
Dry cleaning (where applicable)

Reflective jackets from our PPE range

High visibility reflective clothing supplier Johannesburg

Reflective clothing
product information

• Polyester and mesh fluorescent lime open weave fabric
• Reflective tape is 50mm silver bead industrial Washing
T/C Tape
• Closing nylon zip fastener with metal slider and buttons
• Clear on black top entry plastic pouch
• Garment Class 2
• Enhanced visibility from all sides
• Available in sizes Small to 5XL

High Visibility
composition & applications

Suitable for use in:
• Construction Industry
• Warehouse environment
• Mining Industry
• Police / Law Enforcement
• Manufactured to ISO20471:2013
(EN471 AND SANS 50471)
as per requirements 89/686/EEC.

PPE reflective clothing specs

High visibility vest
product information Garment Class 2

  • Flame retardant & acid resistant protective vest made with 100%
  • Polyester fluorescent yellow open weave fabric
  • 100% cotton woven fabric,with micro-glass bead coating flame retardant tape
    (520g/m2)
  • Closing nylon zip fastener with metal slider
  • Clear on black top entry plastic pouch
  • Black polyester binding
  • High visibility vests available in sizes Small to 2XL

Reflective vest composition
and applications

High visibility reflective vests which are
suitable for use in:

• Construction Industry
• Warehouse environment
• Mining Industry

Complicancy
Tape: EN ISO 20471:2013 & EN 469:2005+A1+AC
Fabric: ISO 6330:2012, EN ISO 14116:2008

Sleeveless high visibility
reflective vest product
information

  • Garment Class 2
  • 100% polyester,  flame retardant vest
  • 100% cotton woven fabric  flame retardant tape
  • micro-glass bead coating open weave fabric
    fluorescent yellow (520g/m2)
  • Velcro closing
  • Black polyester binding
  • Yellow fluorescent sleeveless high visibility vest
    available in sizes Small to 2XL

Sleeveless fluorescent high visibility
reflective vest – composition & applications

Suitable for use in:

  • Mining Industry
  • Construction Industry
  • Warehouse environment

Complicancy
Tape: EN ISO 20471:2013 & EN 469:2005+A1+AC
Fabric: ISO 6330:2012, EN ISO 14116:2008