What does the law say about your school crossing patrol uniform? Well, let’s start with the coats.
The law states that every school crossing patrol coat (summer or winter) must follow these guidelines:
- A knee length outer garment with full length sleeves, consisting of no more than two fluorescent colours covering the whole outer area of the garment (but may include non fluorescent *trimmings).
- The Garment shall be certified, by a Notified Body, to the highest Class of the standard for “High Visibility Warning Clothing”, currently Class 3 BS.EN471:2003+A1 2007 or future ISO 20471 equivalent.
- The garment is to include a retro-reflective tape configuration of at least two bands on the torso and one, 50mm band, not greater than 300mm from the hem of the body.
- The retro reflective tape must not exceed a 15° angle.
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