How to Care for LED High Visibility Vest?
Posted On June 15, 2020 By Amit Parmar
Hazards are minimal in office workspaces, but there are some work areas such as construction sites where wearing an LED high visibility vest is a must. This type of safety vest is also typically a must have for high traffic roads, because they are more likely to cause injury.
Workers, in addition to getting safety training should also be provided with the proper gear to keep them safe, and ensure they are as visible as possible. LED high visibility vests are used by police officers, traffic directors, EMTs, traffic personnel, or anyone else working in an industry where they are at risk of injury should ideally be wearing a LED high visibility vest while on the job.
LED high visibility vests are made from brightly colored fabrics to make them more visible in low light conditions. This illumination makes it easy to see workers at night, and also makes workers more visible to motorists during the daytime. LED vests are also effective in inclement weather, and can significantly reduce accidents, and improve the overall safety of workers.
How to Clean LED High Visibility Vests?
LED high visibility vests can save your life in grave situations, but won’t be as effective if they aren’t cleaned properly. Since you will most likely be wearing your vest outdoors, it is bound to attract a fair amount of dust, dirt and grime, which can grind away at the color of the vest.
Adding to this, the dust and dirt can also damage the microscopic glass beads on retro reflective tape, leaving you with a useless garment. Cleaning your LED high visibility vest is easy, and here’s how to do it right foe long service life of the vest.
1. The first thing to do before washing the high visibility vest is remove the loose dirt and debris. This can be done easily by using a clean and dry cloth. Excess dirt can be abrasive during a normal wash, which is why it is a good idea to remove it before the process.
2. Given that LED high visibility vest care instructions vary across manufacturers, you should refer to the care instructions on the label, and follow the special precautions as advised by the manufacturer.
3. When it comes to washing, there are two ways to go about it. You can either wash your vest in the washing machine or handwash with cold water. Handwashing your LED high visibility vest is highly recommended as it contains reflector strips, and is made from sensitive material. If you’re going to wash your LED high visibility vest in the washing machine, make sure to set the machine on delicate cycle, and use mild detergent. Also, it is best to wash the vest separately in the washing machine, without any other clothes.
4. After washing, set the vest to dry on a line, and refrain from putting it in the dryer.
An LED high visibility vest is a great way to protect yourself in dangerous situations. It does however need to be maintained and cleaned for optimal effectiveness.