Online Contractors have a large team and working in the field means that Hi-Vis is a big part of daily requirements for their workwear. GearUp was briefed to custom design and brand a Hi-Vis kit consisting of a High Vis Class D Day Polo Shirt and Long Work Trouser, with a focus on brand and function these also had to meet the AS/NZS 1906.4:2010 standard.
For the Polo shirt, this requires fluorescent yellow or orange coloured fabric on both the front and back; each side needs to have at least 0.2 sqm of fluorescent fabric, excluding logos and other items. For the Pant we needed to incorporate reflective tape above and below the knee, the reflective tape we use is high quality and is the most flexible currently available.
We worked together and elected to do Orange Birdseye Polyester fluorescent fabric with contrasting black detailing in line with their brand colours and for durability. We chose black collar tipping, black buttons, branded side seam tag, and chest logo. An important consideration is that the Online Contractors team need to be quickly and easily identifiable on busy work sites when multiple contractors are operating at one time so a large brand element was added to the reverse of the shirt, as well as logos on the sleeves for the occasions where a Day/Night standard vest is worn over the Polo Shirt so that their logos are still visible.
Their Long Work Trouser was constructed from a durable, hard-wearing, and comfortable fabric with reflective tape. Black was chosen as it is consistent with their brand colours and also hides marks well in the outdoor environments they operate in. We added green trim to the pockets, a branded side seam tag, and their logos to each side to be consistent with the Polo Shirt.