EN 471 – High Visibility clothing
EN 471 is the best-known standard for fluorescent clothing with approved reflectors. It is typically referred to as High-visibility warning clothing for professional use. The standard for each piece of clothing consists of two numbers.
The first number indicates the product's safety class. This is dependent on the area of fluorescent fabric and the amount of reflectors. Products are classified 1-3, with 3 being the best class (highest safety). Even if a product in and of itself is not Class 3, one can obtain Class 3 by combining clothing with another product (look at the chart here).
The second number indicates the item’s ability to reflect light. There are two classes: 1 and 2, where 2 is the highest. All of MASCOT’s reflectors are Class 2.
EN 471 is replaced by EN ISO 20471. Products certified by EN 471 are still valid, and is legally purchased and used. Read more about EN ISO 20471.