An Introduction To The Safety Vest
A safety vest is used for the purpose of preventing accidents which could cost the life of the individual, but they are also used to help identify the type of worker. They can be used in other areas of life which might not have been considered. Let’s take a quick look at some rather practical uses for these items of clothing.
These are also known as Surveyors’ Vests, and come in a variety of sizes and colors, from the brightest reds, yellows, orange and lime, to more mundane shades of green, blue, red and sandy colors. They can also have reflective stripes sewn in for greater visibility just like the safety t-shirt. The material allows for easy printing of company logos, or job titles for clarifying who is in charge.
Some of the most dangerous types of employment are found in the construction industry, and these employees are required by law to wear protective clothing, and safety devices. That includes safety vests. Even a tow motor operator might not see another person if they aren’t wearing one of these brightly colored vests.
Crowd control could be very difficult if the employee has no way of proving why they should have authority. Parking cars, and being a gatekeeper or ticket takers needs to be identified for the public. In many cases, if there is a disruption that occurs at a public event, people generally start looking for someone who is wearing a brightly colored safety vest and get them to call of emergency assistance.
Some people enjoy snow skiing, and might wear one of these vests to help ensure they are visible to other skiers, or rescue services. Water skiing is another place where these jackets can help identify that someone is there, and allow water craft operators to avoid striking them.
Children are delighted to wear these bright colors and some of them beg their parents to buy them one. Many of the kids get their wish because their guardians realize how much it could improve the chances of their child not being hit by a passing car. They kids typically spend at least a little time playing “Make Believe” that they are emergency personnel helping put out fires, or direct traffic.
Exercise has become an activity with people who are becoming more concerned with their health, and they often start a bicycling or walking routine to improve their overall well being. Using these vests helps to increase the chances they will be seen by motorists, just as the road crews who cleanup highways. Mountain climbers and remote camping enthusiasts, began wearing these vests to help increase the chances of search and rescue teams finding them, in the case of an emergency.