Is wearing high-viz mandatory for our workers?
Q: Our company is the Australian representative for an international manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment that is used in hospitals, hotels and commercial laundries.
Our technicians service customers in all Australian States and across New Zealand, and have departed from company policy (overseas) with us dictating that our technicians must wear high-viz shirts as their standard uniform. This directive has raised questions overseas asking specifically if wearing high-viz is legislated and therefore mandatory?
We believe that wearing high-viz shirts at all times will satisfy the requirements of access to our customers sites.
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