CSA Group is a leading source for testing & certification and standards solutions for high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) for the Canadian market. We are committed to serving you from our network of offices and laboratories across North America, Europe and Asia, wherever you manufacture your products.
Testing & certification
CSA Group tests & certifies high-visibility safety apparel products including:
- High-visibility apparel
- Retro-reflective stripes or bands
High visibility apparel is used for body coverage garments such as coveralls and vests, whereas retro-reflective stripes or bands can be certified as a stand alone item or part of high-visibility garments for use in construction, emergency responders, leisure sports and other environments
CSA testing & certification helps ensures that performance requirements are met in accordance to the CSA Z96, including color, retro-reflection, minimum coverage areas, configuration of materials (design) and physical properties of background materials used in HVSA. This testing subjects HVSA products to a variety of test conditions and exposures including abrasion, flexing, cold/hot temperatures, moisture, washing and dry cleaning.
CSA Group has experience in developing standards for HVSA. Referenced in provincial and territory regulations across Canada, CSA Z96 governs occupational apparel that visually signals the user’s presence in a variety of situations. CSA Z96.1, a guideline document developed for use in conjunction with CSA Z96, sets out best practices for the selection, care and use of HVSA as well as the necessary components for implementing an HVSA program in the workplace.
Technical experts that work for you
Our expertise in developing these standards combined with our technical proficiency, provides us valuable knowledge that we apply throughout the testing & certification process. We will develop a program to meet your needs, delivered to you by CSA Group technical representatives dedicated to your project from start to finish.