First Aid Vests: Here's everything you need to know!

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First Aid Vests: Here's everything you need to know!

What is a first aid vest?

First aid vests are worn by emergency wardens in work places to help other people. The first aid vests help to alert people that another human is present in their field of vision, especially in a low visibility situation.

Workdepot offers a variety of life-saving First aid vests that are

Ø   affordable

Ø   light weight

Ø   comfortable and secure

Ø   available in multiple sizes

Ø   suitable for extreme work environments


These vests typically come in a slew of bright colours. Safety vests are created for a variety of purposes and suited for a plethora of visibility situations.Our range of sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL and 5XL and are also highly customizable with printing and embroidery options. Our vests are manufactured to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3745-2010.

Custom first aid vests

We also offer custom printing and embroidery work on the vests as per your requirement. If you need any names, logos, contact numbers or other designs on the front left, front right or back to be printed on your vest, with our easy customisation service we make it easy just for you and customise the desired design.

Who needs first aid vests/ safety vests?

Accidents can happen when the safety workers don’t get noticed by the other workers/ people. First aid vests can be the real saviour of workers who work day and night at public facilities. These vests are worn most commonly by 

Ø   road flaggers

Ø  construction crews and

Ø  emergency personnel

First-aid wardens are integral to an organisation’s emergency control system. They have to perform their tasks ASAP in emergency situations. Equipping them with a good quality first aid vest is very important. Make sure you choose their first aid vest from one of Australia’s most reliable brands by opting for the vests from Workdepot.

These vests are not only important article of work wear, but can be effectively used by bicyclists and runners during poor visibility situations like night time runs or rides. It’s extremely important to be seen in low visibility situations, especially in roadways or sidewalks with high traffic. A safety vest can be designed and fabricated from many different types of material, and are most commonly made out of Polycotton or Polyester since these materials keep you cool and comfortable.

How Should a First Aid Vest Fit?

Getting the right fit on the first aid vest is important for making sure the vest functions correctly and doesn’t present a safety hazard. The vest shouldn’t be excessively tight. A vest that isn’t comfortable to wear is less likely to be worn and can present a dangerous distraction.

Ø  The vest shouldn’t be so large that it gets caught on objects. An oversized vest can become a serious caught-in hazard even if it’s equipped with a breakaway.

Ø   Employers should provide appropriately sized safety vests for workers who need larger- or smaller-sized vests.

Ø  Safety vests should be made from a breathable material, especially when working in a hot climate. 

Ø   Look for a breathable polyester mesh that allows air to circulate while you’re working.

The fact that the first aid vests are lightweight and sleeveless is going to mean that the worker can fully move around freely and will not be restricted in any way. If your safety vest isn’t equipped with features that you think are required for your job function, talk to your supervisors and take a look at your employee safety manual. Like a seatbelt, a safety vest will only fulfil its purpose when it’s worn properly and consistently. By following the tips we’ve talked about here, your safety vest will be more likely to do what it’s designed to do.

In conclusion

Our first aid vests come with all the standard features required, that makes them the #1 choice.

If you’re looking for a safety vest that will not only keep you safe, but is affordable and durable, shop from Workdepot. We proudly carry a large selection of first aid vests and many other safety gears to ensure your safety!

Just upload your customization requirement and when you submit your order, we will print it according to your specifications and deliver it straight to your door, through rush delivery in 1-2 days. Pick up option is also available from our warehouse in Arndell Park.

Browse our selection of safety vests today!


Vest we used: First Aid Vest for Day Use

Range of vests we offer: Shop Hi Vis Vests


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