EN 20471 HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING - TEST METHODS AND REQUIREMENTS
The norm for High Visibility,EN 471, is one of the most widely known and used norms under the PPE directive.
In June 2013,The Official Journal of the European Union published the new standard EN ISO 20471:2013.
This harmonized standard has replaced the former standard
EN471:2004+A1:2007.Starting October 2013,therefore,all High Visibility products have to be CE marked and certified to ISO EN 20471.
Why do we need a new title?
The title of the new standard <
> removes the previous distinction between professional and non-professional use and the new standard is concerned with risk assessment and risk analysis for the selection of the correct visibility clothing for high risk scenarios.
The standard specifies the requirements for high visibility clothing "which is capable of visually signaling the user's presence".
The new standard has broadened the usage base and distinction between different types of risk situations has been made.
The defined risk situations will be the basis for which norm is applicable for the user. ISO EN 20471 is applicable to high-risk situations.
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