A Safety Vest can be called as personal protective equipment that is designed to have high visibility and reflectivity. It is usually worn by cyclists, motor cyclists, traffic police and workers engaged in construction, road work, rail work and those working in ports, airports, yards, hangers, fire, rescue, emergency services and utility jobs where bad weather or low visibility may be an issue. A safety vest wearer is easily detected, which can help other parties to avoid colliding with the individual.
Safety vests are worn by workers who work on or near roads, or places where there are movements of vehicles, cranes, cables, winches, motors or any moving gears. Workers who are engaged in emergency and construction work, need to be detected by other parties who operate moving machinery that can be potentially dangerous.
Safety vests are found in yellow, orange or red, and have reflective stripes, insignia and letters printed on them. Types of safety vests to be used depend on the user, work environments or type of industry.