WJ invests in new PPE for its workforce

26/02/2015
Highways Reporters

WJ has issued its workforce with enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).

The new workwear, which incorporates VizLite Dual Technology, is timed to coincide with the company’s rebranding.

VizLite combines two technologies, retro-reflectivity and photo luminescence. Retro reflective tape returns light to its source and photo luminescence crystals absorb UV energy that is then emitted as a light source in low light or zero light conditions.

The initial afterglow provides visibility of 1830mcd/lux/m2 with an extinction time for afterglow to diminish to 0.32mcd/lux/m2 or about 100 times limit of human perception is 480 minutes (eight hours).

The new safety garments are certified to meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 and conform to international specifications for Hi Visibility Clothing EN ISO 20471: 2013.

WJ’s workforce has now been issued with newly branded and enhanced hi visibility garments incorporating this unique extra layer of safety as standard, giving the wearer three levels of protection – fluorescence, reflectivity and phosphorescence.

Martin Webb, WJ Group operations director, said: “This has been a huge investment for the company but unquestionably ‘safety’ is fundamental to sustainable delivery and a WJ core value.”
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