Hi-Vis Tape Options

WearWell can provide a wide range of reflective tape options on our garments. These can be customized in terms of the size of the tape, the colour of the tape, and the placement of the tape. We always recommend a CSA placement when possible to ensure that Standards are met.
The CSA Z96-15 addresses high visibility safety apparel. There are various options and classifications for garments that feature reflective tape. Some of them are noted below to help give you a better idea of what should be considered when you are choosing high visibility garments. WearWell staff are more than happy to discuss the various options with you and help you determine what you need to best protect yourself and your employees.
As per the CSA Z96-15, there are three classes of garments:

There are also three trim levels that can be achieved:

Level FR

Level 1

Level 2

Reflective tape is either considered Daytime Visible, or Nighttime Visible.  Daytime Visible includes tape that is bright yellow/green and/or bright orange. Nighttime Visible refers to Retroreflective Material. This is a silver tape that bounces light back and provides excellent visibility in low light. Some of the options for tape that will achieve Nighttime Visibility are:

2” Silver – Solid

2” Silver Segmented

2” Combined Performance (Yellow – Silver, Orange - Silver) *allowable for FR applications

4” Combined Performance (Yellow – Silver, Orange – Silver)

Of course, there are also options that meet the above specifications but are also Flame Resistant should you require a garment to be both FR and High Visibility.

Special design and performance allowances for garments intended for FR applications.

CSA Standard Tape Placement:

Trims used must have a minimum width of 50mm. 

Stripes and bands to be symmetric “X” on the back, two vertical stripes on the front, waist level horizontal stripe extending entirely around garment, horizontal stripe around each arm, horizontal stripe around each leg.

Gaps for fastening or seams shall not exceed 50 mm from edges.