Rail Industry Experience

Keeping The Railways Running With Rail Compliant Workwear And PPE

Clad Safety supply a comprehensive range of RIS-3279-TOM compliant high visibility workwear and PPE to the rail industry.

As a trusted supplier to Network Rail and a number of subsidiary networks; we understand the PPE requirements of those facing the daily hazards and risks that go hand-in-hand with operating, maintaining and renewing the UK’s rail network.

With a reputation for quality products, our commitment to outstanding service and excellent customer support, Clad Safety will provide you with bespoke solutions for your workwear needs. Challenges are identified before they become problems ensuring that we will always fulfil your workwear and PPE needs.

Download RIS-3279-TOM Safety Standards Guide

Why Is Hi Vis Orange Clothing Required When Working In Rail?

Traditionally, yellow and green are both used for train signaling, so rail workers wore hi vis orange clothing to avoid confusing the train drivers. Most rail maintenance work takes place in rural areas which makes orange a much better option for improved visibility. A worker wearing yellow hi vis clothing can blend into a green location while hi vis orange contrasts strongly against light and dark environments. All PPE worn by those working on or near the tracks must meet the safety standards set out in RIS-3279-TOM (formerly GO-RT 3279).

RIS-3279-TOM only applies to the UK rail industry compared to the European-wide nature of other EN safety standards. The aim is to ensure that all rail workers are sufficiently visible to trains approaching at speed or any other traffic. Read more…

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Visibly Better Arc Flash Protection

Many individuals working on or near the tracks are at risk of an arc flash incident occurring. The UK operates on an electrified rail network which means anyone carrying out maintenance work is at risk of being exposed to an arc flash.

An arc flash explosion can occur when:

  • Working on or in close proximity to electrified lines, power cables and rails
  • Carrying out maintenance of track-side distribution panels
  • Groundworks during track maintenance
  • Installing railway sleepers, cables and fencing, putting in new fencing

Our specialist Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) rated clothing will provide the varying degrees of Arc Flash protection required to satisfy most incident energy analyses. These range from flame resistant to flame retardant coveralls, trousers, tops and base layers that deliver a superior level of performance.

Alongside arc flash jackets, trousers, waterproofs, coveralls, and poloshirts, Clad Safety will also supply your team with arc flash helmets and gloves ensuring optimum levels of arc flash protection.

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High Visibility Workwear for Women

Clad Safety stock a wide range of hi vis clothing for women that is compliant with both EN 20471 and RIS-3279-TOM. No longer are they wearing ill-fitting and uncomfortable workwear, PPE and safety footwear. Items have now been designed specifically for female employees to ensure optimum comfort and protection at work.

In the UK, employers are required to provide PPE, and if women are required to wear PPE on-site and it doesn’t fit a woman’s body, then this can be a barrier. The concept of PPE regulations is that it should be fit for purpose, fit for use, and fit for the individual. Unsafe PPE for women results in higher risk to the health and safety of women on-site.

ProGARM® Ladies Hi Vis Arc Flash Polo Shirt


ProGARM® Arc Flash Ladies Cargo Trousers


Lovacott Coolviz Hi Vis Maternity Polo Shirt


Verity Hi Vis Maternity Cargo Trouser


Safety Footwear Designed for the rail industry

Oslo Bau Gore II


Titanium Waterproof High Leg Boots


Slate Lace Up Boot



Design, Manufacturing and Branding Expertise

Delivering high performance, durable, protective workwear for the rail industry requires precision and meticulous attention to quality. From fabric grade to stitch type, Clad Safety’s hands on approach to contract manufacturing and delivering bespoke workwear solutions ensures that every garment supplied is 100% fit for purpose.

The rail industry is continuously evolving and emphasis on durable and sustainable workwear, uniform and PPE continues to grow. This is presenting even more challenges for the industry where safety must remain the top priority. Clad Safety understands the environmental and technical demands presented by the rail industry and works closely with the sector from the initial stages, where core specifications are analysed, through to development and delivery of the most appropriate workwear and PPE solutions.

With access to both national and international supply chains, we are able to source from the widest range of products however if it is a bespoke solution you require, our in-house design and development team are on hand to help.

   Rapid response times | Fabric and product samples | Design concepts | Logo placement trials | Full garment and equipment sourcing | Finishing    

Modern In-House Facilities 

Cutting-edge facilities and machinery enable Clad Safety to offer a rapid response service to our rail industry clients. The innovative branding methods we have on hand include the ability to embroider 52 million stitches per week whilst our Heat Seal Transfer applications are at the very forefront of branding technology.

Clad Safety has a dedicated design solutions team committed to providing solutions that go above and beyond meeting basic workwear requirements. We thrive on challenges and are renowned problem solvers. Our breadth of technical design and rail industry knowledge is what sets us apart from others in our field.

Further information

Why Is There An Arc Flash Risk In The Rail Industry?


Clad Safety is committed to delivering high quality, fit for purpose workwear, uniform and PPE to a wide range of industry sectors including the Emergency Services, Construction, Healthcare, Rail and Utilities. The company is proud to hold accreditations that demonstrate its commitment to industry, ethical trading, safety standards and sustainability. 


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Clad Safety has been operating for over 30 years and takes pride in the excellent service that we offer to our customers.

To find out more on how Clad Safety can support your Rail Industry Workwear, Uniform and PPE requirements please contact our Customer Service Team on 0800 161 3661 or email [email protected] 

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