year 2000 was an important year for the individuals and
the reflective trade. In 2000 the first CE certification
was given for compliance with the new European standard
CE EN 13356: “Visibility accessories for non-professional
"CE EN 13356 is the standard which is used for soft
reflective free hanging accessories or ”dangling tags”
("items suspended from a garment or part of the body
which is capable of hanging freely and of being removed
by a conscious action") and soft removable accessories
(items which are temporarily attached to a garment or on
to part of the body and is removable without the aid of
tools) both of which are used by private individuals (non-professional
was new. There has for several years been a standard, EN
471, which sets out the requirements and performance of
”High- visibility warning clothing for professional
use” e.g. road workers, police, fire fighters, etc.
– But, there was no regulation governing the road
safety of “the man in the street”, or individual
situation has led to large scale import and sale of low
quality reflective accessories, some of which have a CE
mark to suggest compliance to a quality standard.
These low standard reflective accessories originate typically
from the Far East.
low quality products cost a fraction to manufacture compared
with "the real thing" and just shows how the real
road safety marketplace is being exploited. The individual
user on the other hand, has very little chance of being
seen, and by the time he or she is, it is often too late.
This user would not even know to suspect his/her reflective
is not what it seems!
are more and more Road Safety Councils and pressure groups
lobbying for legislation which would remove these barely-reflective
products from the market place, and now that the CE EN 13356
certification is available, both manufacturers and buyers
of reflective accessories are called upon to use only products
which fulfil the requirements of this certificate.
This is important, so if you want to do something good for
your community relations by way of road safety, then give
the real thing. Only these can save lives.
you don't have to be Einstein to work that one out!
on the real thing. Glozone™ - Invaluable gifts for
your stake-holders and community. Not to mention your reputation.
you choose Glozone™ reflective promotional gifts you
will know that they have been tested in accordance with,
and found to comply with the requirements of CE EN 13356.
And to ensure this quality at a glance, we print CE EN 13356
on the Glozone™ reflectors themselves!
Here are our certificates.
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gifts for business promotion and campaigns, and for the
road safety of individuals.
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