A safety vest is used for the purpose of preventing accidents that could cost a person’s life, but they are also used to help identify the type of worker. They can be used in other areas of life that might not have been considered. Let’s take a quick look at some pretty practical uses for these garments.
These are also known as surveyor’s vests and come in a variety of sizes and colors, from the brightest reds, yellows, oranges, and lime, to more mundane shades of green, blue, red, and sand. They can also have reflective stripes sewn on for increased visibility just like the safety shirt. The material allows for easy printing of company logos or job titles to clarify who is in charge.
Some of the most dangerous types of employment are 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 are not wearing one of these brightly colored vests.
Crowd control could be very difficult if the employee has no way of demonstrating why they should have authority. Parking cars and being a guardian or a ticket taker must be identified to the public. In many cases, if an outage occurs at a public event, people generally start looking for someone wearing a brightly colored safety vest and have them call for emergency assistance.
Some people enjoy skiing in the snow and may wear one of these vests to help ensure that they are visible to other skiers or rescue services. Waterskiing is another place where these jackets can help identify someone is there and allow boat operators to avoid hitting them.
Children are delighted to wear these bright colors and some of them beg their parents to buy one for them. Many of the children get their wish because their guardians realize how much it could improve the chances of their child not being hit by a passing car. Typically, children spend at least a little time playing “pretend” that they are emergency personnel helping to put out fires or direct traffic.
Exercise has become an activity for people who are increasingly concerned about their health and often start a cycling or walking routine to improve their general well-being. Wearing these vests helps increase the chances of being seen by motorists, as do highway crews clearing the roads. Mountain climbers and remote camping enthusiasts began using these vests to help increase the chances that search and rescue teams will find them, in the event of an emergency.