New guidelines for safety clothing for road workers
New guidelines for safety clothing for road workers.
Since January 1, 2021, there are new guidelines regarding safety clothing for road workers. For example, the CROW (Center for Regulations and Research in Ground, Water, Road Construction and Traffic Engineering) has tightened the requirements for the design and color of signal clothing and more attuned to Rijkswaterstaat guidelines. From now on, the color of signal clothing for road workers should be fluorescent orange-red. These new guidelines are laid down in the document “Work in Progress 96a and 96b”. The GCVB (Governance Code Safety in Construction) has adopted this guideline from the CROW in their policy document.
According to the new guidelines, road workers should wear at least an orange-colored RWS safety vest or T-shirt with short sleeves in daylight that complies with EN ISO 20471 class 2. In darkness and other circumstances, the guideline is an orange-colored RWS jacket, suit, overalls , long-sleeved shirt or sweater that complies with EN ISO 20471 class 3, such as the following items:
Art. nr. 2.45.837.00
Art. nr. 2.45.817.00
Art. nr. 2.45.707.00
Art. nr. 2.45.567.00
The new CROW guidelines apply to all work around the road. However, employers are not obliged to follow these guidelines. They must first make a risk inventory that shows which class EN ISO 20471 applies. In addition, the CROW applies a transition phase until 1-1-2026 and the GCVB until 1-1-2022.
By opting for RWS safety clothing, however, one immediately complies with the new guidelines that benefit safety. Click HERE to view all fluorescent orange signal clothing on our webshop.