Which Occupations Require Hi-Visibility Clothing?

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Certain jobs are just riskier than others. This is a fact of life. In some occupations, workers are exposed to situations where visibility is low, putting them in danger of being struck by heavy equipment or moving vehicles.

Personal protective clothing, such as high-visibility vests, keep workers safe in low-visibility working conditions, allowing wearers to be easily seen in various light conditions. These safety vests follow strict standards and requirements for both daytime and nighttime use.

If you are uncertain about requiring your employees to wear hi-vis clothing, here's a list of occupations for which hi-vis vests are essential to workers' safety and well-being.

Construction Workers

Construction workers, they work on tall structures or road projects, among others, and are exposed to heavy equipment at all times. Any lack of visibility could result in a serious accident. For instance, drivers or equipment operators may not always be on the lookout for workers in the area. High-vis apparel enables workers to be seen at all times, reducing their danger of being hit by vehicles or heavy machinery.

Adverse weather conditions also diminish visibility, whether day or night. Safety vests are excellent for road construction workers because motorists will be alerted to their presence whether there is rain, fog, snow or in any other low-visibility weather condition.

Emergency responders

Emergency responders such as the police, fire brigade and ambulance crew all require hi-vis clothing due to the nature of their work. They often work in extreme conditions and in high-traffic areas such as highways and motorways where it important that they remain visible at all times, especially if they're assigned to do traffic control. Hi-vis apparel also distinguishes first responders from non-emergency personnel on the scene.

Security Personnel

When there are large crowds of people in the same location, it can be hard to distinguish the individuals in charge of preventing chaotic situations. Security personnel wear hi-vis clothing so that they can be seen from a distance, helping people identify them quickly and easily. The apparel also assures the public of their presence, especially during events such as festivals and sports games where people can get rowdy.

Heavy-duty Equipment Handlers

Any environment where you have large machines and heavy equipment is a dangerous place, which is why it is vital to ensure that everyone sees each other clearly. Tow truck drivers, shipyard and dock workers, warehouse employees, movers and airport ground crew members all need hi-vis clothing so they can be easily spotted by the heavy equipment operators who have limited visibility.


While cycling isn't a professional occupation, it's an activity that many Australians do on a daily basis. With so many cars on the road, even the safest cyclists who obey traffic laws are still at mercy of speeding vehicles. The best way to ensure personal safety on the road is to be seen by all motorists. When cyclists wear hi-vis clothing, they can attract the attention of drivers and eliminate the risk of accidents, especially at night.

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Protect your employees from workplace hazards with hi-vis vests and safety clothing that meet strict Australian standards and requirements. Established in 1990, Green Triangle Distributors have the experience and the expertise to back up all of our solutions for your site safety needs. Whether you're managing a worksite, an event or a road crew, you're sure to find what you're looking for in our extensive range of hi-vis safety vests.

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Safety First: 6 Tips for Road Worker Safety during the Rain

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The rainy season is a complicated time for the construction industry, especially for those working on road construction. The roads are more slippery and visibility is poorer. Workers are exposed to the cold, and there is a chance for lightning to strike.

Road construction workers are more prone to accidents while working while it's raining. These can be as minor as slips and falls, or as damaging as a collision with an oncoming driver. Either way, an accident on the site brings costs due to delays, medical expenses and replacement of equipment. It could also lower motivation among employees.

The key to smooth operations is ensuring the safety of the employees and the work zone. Here are key features that keep workers safe during inclement weather:

Preparing the Construction Site

Creating a contingency plan helps you prepare for the safety of the workers and your site. If your project is scheduled for the rainy season, start evaluating site-specific risks and procuring protective equipment.

Proper Protective Gear

It goes without saying that employees should wear  personal protective equipment (PPE) while they’re working. Their clothing must be high-visibility or reflective so that they’re seen by oncoming drivers. Add an outer layer of rain gear to protect them from the wet and cold. Workers shoes must also have an extra tread to prevent falls and trips.

Weather-Proof Equipment

Common sense dictates that you should not use equipment that is not meant for use during the rain. Delay any task that involves the use of electricity and have it done indoors or when the weather is dry. Use tools and devices with non-slip handles to prevent them from slipping while employees are working.

Road Safety Equipment

Oncoming drivers must be aware that there’s construction going on and that they should drive slowly. Use traffic safety flags to alert drivers in good time to make necessary adjustments. Make sure that the flags are brightly coloured for optimal visibility.  

Shelter from the Rain

Put up a temporary shelter for workers to take a break from the wind and rain. Add space heaters, if necessary.

Work Slowly

Workers may be tempted to work as fast as possible so they can return indoors. Coach them to work diligently but carefully to lessen the chances of getting into an accident. Caution often gets the work done almost as quickly but much more safely.

Promoting Safety with Traffic Warning Flags from Green Triangle Distributors

Green Triangle Distributors provides construction companies with safety equipment to minimise risks during road construction. Our range of hand-held flags and heavy-duty bunting are a quick and cost-effective solution to signal to drivers and prevent accidents from happening on the site.

We make sure that our flags and bunting are easily visible to drivers. Choose from neon orange, red and yellow, or opt for two-coloured flags or flags with reflective tape. The quality of products are long-lasting, and they can be reused for future projects.

At Green Triangle Distributors, safety is our number one goal. Contact our sales team on (03) 5561 1424 for enquiries about our products.





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How to Organise a Successful Fun Run

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Crossing the Finish Line: How to Organise a Successful Fun Run

A fun run is an exciting way to raise money and engage your community with a healthy event. Due to their open-to-everyone nature, you can attract a diverse range of contestants, from dedicated runners looking for a training race to families who want to enjoy an active morning out together.

Organising a fun run takes a lot of time and effort. There are numerous factors to consider, but safety should be on top of your priorities. From conceptualisation to actual execution to contacting safety clothing suppliers, you must dedicate time and effort to ensuring the success and safety of your event.

Choose the Ideal Location and Date

Picking an ideal venue for the race is integral to the success of your event. Proximity and accessibility are vital when picking a venue. Consider a large area that is easily accessible and open so as to avoid overcrowding. Major roads and wide areas are ideal options for a running event as they provide ample space for a sizeable group of participants and onlookers, alike.

Avoid planning your fun run on dates when a number of races are happening simultaneously. This way, you can be more assured of a good turnout of running aficionados at your event. Remember to check on venue availability, as well, for your preferred date. Take holidays and weekends into account because this is typically when people are available.

Get Road Permission

If your event will take place in a major road or will impact it in a significant way, you have to secure a permit beforehand. In Victoria, VicRoads is responsible for the management of all major roads and freeways. They take safety, traffic impact and congestion and effects of non-road activities into account. VicRoads notes on their website that a complete permit application has to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event. You also need to notify Victoria Police and obtain a highway events permit that typically requires two months’ prior notice.

These permits may come at respective fees, so it’s best to find out prior to the day of application. Allow ample time between your event and securing all the documents and permits you need in case there are delays or other matters that need to be straightened out with the issuing party.

Don't Forget the Sponsors

With administration costs, amenities and sound and timing equipment, a fun run’ expenses can quickly balloon. An effective way to offset these costs is to recruit sponsors from your local community. Sponsors can offer in-kind contributions or cash. For instance, you can ask a local bakery or cafe to donate breakfast food for participants to eat after they finish the run. Grocery stores can provide bottled water and snacks.

Of course, sponsors expect acknowledgement in return, be it printing their logo on the official event T-shirt or on a banner at the starting line. Many organisations create a tier system for sponsorship, where different donation amounts provide different levels of recognition. For example, the top sponsors can have their logo prominently displayed on the event T-shirts or giveaways.

Provide Supplies and Amenities

As fun runs have grown in scale and popularity, the amenities that organisers provide also improve. The most important amenity expected at any run are water stations. There should be a water station at every mile of the course and at the finish line to keep participants hydrated. Sports drinks are also common at these events and you can keep costs down by asking a supplier to sponsor. Many companies are willing to donate their products and send promotional staff as long as they get acknowledgement during the event.

Whether or not you should offer food to participants is a more complex question. There are a number of fun runs that provide some kind of recovery food at the finish line such as protein bars or fruit. Ideally, this is another area where you can recruit sponsors and donations.

Other than drinks and food, official event T-shirts are the most common fun run amenity. This wearable souvenir is also a convenient way to promote your event as well as recognise your partners and sponsors.

Safety First

As mentioned, of the many factors to consider when planning a running event, safety should be your top priority. From traffic control and water stations to the presence of a medical team and first-aid personnel, you should take all aspects into account to prevent untoward incidents.

Traffic management is vital to keeping the participants of your event safe from vehicular traffic. Enhance the visibility of your event grounds by putting up proper signage and markers to alert drivers, especially if your event will impact major roads. Set up traffic control flags and banners for optimal visibility. These traffic safety flags and indicators effectively signal motorists that the area has been temporarily closed off or that traffic has been rerouted.

High-Quality Safety Solutions from Green Triangle Distributors

Since 1990, Green Triangle Distributors have been providing exceptional safety products and services in Australia. From safety vests to reflective traffic control banners, we offer an array of high-quality safety materials that will fit your road safety needs.

To make an enquiry about our products and services, call us on (03) 5561 1424 or through our contact form here: We look forward to hearing from you, soon!




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