Situations Which May Require High-Visibility Safety Apparel At The Workplace

HVSA or High-Visibility Safety Apparel is a form of high-visibility clothing, which includes bibs, vests or coveralls, that re worn to increase the visibility of the individual wearing it in situations where certain parts of their body may be obscured. These are extremely important in particular jobs, especially to alert drivers and other vehicle operators that an individual is present.

 

As an employee, it is your duty to determine the potential hazards and the risks that may require employees to wear the HVSA on the job. If you are doing a hazard assessment where HVSA is required, then you need to consider the following:

 

  • What type or what nature of work you are going to have your workers doing.
  • The possibility of workers to be exposed to flames or heat.
  • The working conditions, like the temperature, work rates, visibility, traffic volume and more.
  • If your background workers and workplace environment must been seen in.
  • The length of time that the workers must be exposed to various traffic hazards, like traffic speeds.
  • The lighting conditions in the work area, as well as the way that the natural light might be affected by the weather.
  • The various factors which may affect warning times and distances, like the surface conditions, the traffic volume, the ability to stop abruptly and more.
  • If there are any distractions which could draw the attention of workers away from hazards.
  • The vehicle operators’ sightline when driving, particularly when driving in reverse.
  • There needs to be the ability to visually identify the functions being done by the workers in the area.

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your companies safety requirements. Contact us today.