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High Visibility Orange Personal Protective Clothing
Network Rail Personal Protective Equipment PPE
High Visibility Clothing is a mandatory requirement for all persons associated ith track or lineside working. With most of the work undertaken on active railways, both day, night and under different weather conditions, it is very important that the highest level of visibility is maintained.
There are specific standards this high visibility clothing has to meet to be worn on the UK rail network:
GO/RT 3279 - the 'minimum requirements for high-visibility clothing for being conspicuous on the lineside or on or near the line'. Orange.
BS EN471 - The minimum requirements for high visibility clothing worn as part of personal protective equipment, conforming to the class 2 specification in respect of the minimum area of visible materials.
All high visibility PPE garments have to incorporate both fluorescent and retro-reflective materials. The railway standard specifies the high visibility warning clothing to be orange meeting the GORT 3279 standard.