Safety Measures for Construction workers by reflectoSafe

How Reflective Tape Helps Keep Workers Safe

In a rapidly progressing country like India, new developments are taking place in every field. Growth is evident, be it in Technology or Infrastructure.

For instance, since we are developing at a quick pace, many structures and establishments are being created for a better lifestyle. However, the problem arises when the people behind creating them often work in life-threatening situations due to mishaps caused by low visibility.

This problem can be tackled by improving visibility and one of the effective mechanisms is the usage of reflective tapes in various ways

What Are Reflective Tapes?

Reflective tapes, also known as retro-reflective tapes, are a type of safety product that enhances visibility by reflecting light in the same direction. It simply means that if the car’s light falls on the reflective tape in a low-light area, the tape will shine and reflect the light onto the driver, thus alerting the driver to avoid any fatal accidents.

These reflective tapes make sure that the wearer or the surface that it is applied to, is visible even in absolute dark conditions.

How Do Reflective Tapes Help?

Accidents caused due to lack of visibility are a huge concern in India. Around eighty thousand people lose their lives every year, due to road accidents.

The workers on a construction site or the laborers in a factory will work more efficiently, knowing that they are visible and safe from danger. Reflective tapes ensure their safety. The reflecting properties in the tape make sure that the applied surface is visible to approaching people

These tapes are utilized in different locations other than industrial units and work sites. A few of the places where it may be required are mentioned below.

These tapes are utilized in different locations other than industrial units and work sites. A few of the places where it may be required are mentioned below

  1. Industrial premises

    The majority of the physical labor takes place on an industrial site, and the workers working on the premises are prone to accidents, to minimize the risks of accidents occurring, one should always have their safety gear on, by complying with the industrial rules. It is mandatory that apparel with reflective tapes is worn as it is an ISI-approved mark, and with its highly durable quality, the reflective tapes are visible

  2. Joggers

    Reflective tapes are not only used to apply for construction workers or traffic police but can also be used by an ordinary person who jogs at night or day. Reflective tapes are widely used in clothing to improve the visibility of the wearer. The luminous material in the tape makes it possible for the wearer to be visible to everyone in the surrounding area. Clothing marked with Hi-Vis tapes is helpful to everyone who is prone to visibility-related accidents.

  3. Cyclists or Bikers

    Reflective tapes are not only used to apply for construction workers or traffic police but can also be used by an ordinary person who jogs at night or day. Reflective tapes are widely used in clothing to improve the visibility of the wearer. The luminous material in the tape makes it possible for the wearer to be visible to everyone in the surrounding area. Clothing marked with Hi-Vis tapes is helpful to everyone who is prone to visibility-related accidents.

  4. Traffic Police

    We always talk about the importance of high visibility for people on the roads. While that is necessary, it is also essential for traffic officers (police) to be visible so that people can slow down their vehicles. The reflective tapes on the traffic police vests will assist people in spotting them and will stay out of their path.

  5. Railway Workers

    During the daytime, fluorescent clothing is sufficient to provide high visibility. High visibility fabric is incorporated with retro-reflective tapes that reflect the light to its source, thus increasing visibility even in the dark. This railway workwear is a type of safety wear with reflective tapes to provide optimal visibility and protection.

How To Choose The Right One?

Reflective tape works best when it is chosen for its intended purpose. The following are a few factors to consider when selecting reflective tape for increased visibility

  1. Maximum visibility

    The main function of the reflective tape is to provide high visibility during any time of the day and in any weather condition. If the apparel lacks visibility, then it functions just as an ordinary tape. With 500CDLUX of reflectivity, our Hi-Vis 3M reflective tapes undergo multiple tests to verify the quality for better visibility and safety

  2. Strong Adhesion

    Our Reflective tapes adhere to all forms of clothing no matter what it is, which is why we have plenty of reflective tapes for you to select. Find what is best and apply it to your apparel without it coming off or breaking loose. It majorly depends on how you apply it

  3. Durability

    Our Reflective tapes consist of sturdy materials that make you worry less about them as they can withstand age, rain, and dirt and don’t come off your clothing if applied correctly
    Reflectosafe is an ISI-approved company & adheres to all the guidelines religiously

The newly formed ISI 15809: 2017 High Visibility Warning Clothes, divides all the safety gears into 3 grades of protection:

This standard specifies requirements and methods of tests for high visibility warning clothing as well as recommended configurations of the materials


  • CLASS 1

    It includes safety standards for parking representatives, warehouse workers, and maintenance workers, and involves vehicle and moving equipment speed not exceeding 40 KM/H

  • CLASS 2

    It encompasses law enforcement personnel, airport ground staff, railway workers, roadway construction workers, utility workers, school crossing guards, toll gate personnel, or Law enforcement personnel

  • CLASS 3

    It delineates rules for traffic exceeding 80 km/h and is applicable to utility workers, construction crews, emergency responders, vehicle operators, and railway crews at high-risk zones.

Why Are 3m Reflective Tapes The Best Choice?

You will find several options for reflective tapes that claim to provide the best reflectivity, but not every tape provides the expected result
However, the high visibility tapes by 3M India make sure that every surface that it is applied to reflects light clearly for enhanced safety.

With 3m Tapes, You Get -


  • Safety Assurance

    A safety product can only be trusted when it can assure us of its safety. Reflective tapes by 3M India are created, to keep everyone safe from accidents by providing high visibility. With that in mind, the quality of the reflective tape is constantly improved to deliver the best results.

  • Cost Effective

    Using reflective tape is one of the most pocket-friendly ways to ensure safety. We have designed tapes keeping your safety as a priority, that work to enhance visibility, and safeguard your assets at a price that will not harm your pocket.

  • Highly Durable

    Since quality over quantity is highly prioritized, the 3M reflective tapes are manufactured with components that make them last longer. The quality of the tapes ensures up to 10 years of life, making them the most effective and toughest reflective tapes
    Since quality over quantity is highly prioritized, the 3M reflective tapes are manufactured with components that make them last longer. The quality of the tapes ensures up to 10 years of life, making them the most effective and toughest reflective tapes.
    Being an industrial expert in high-visibility reflective clothing and accessories, ReflectoSafe aims to ensure safety by delivering Hi-Vis products to its consumers.
    Our huge range of products also includes reflective tapes by 3M India that safeguard people’s lives by improving visibility. These 3M reflective tapes are used in our various products like reflective vests, t-shirts, performance wear, etc. for a comfortable and safe working experience.

Every year the Government authorities take several steps to make sure road safety is maintained but those steps can never be full proof. However, there are some preventive measures that you can carry out to keep yourself away from the grave dangers of the roads.

For Cars And Motorbikes

  1. Pay attention to tyre treads

    The treads in a tyre allow the water to flow through it without any issues so that the tyre has constant contact with the roads. Tyre treads need to be maintained regularly as it wears out over time. The treads in the tyre must be at least 1.6mm in depth to run on the roads safely.

  2. Don’t speed up

    Driving your vehicle above the speed limit is always dangerous but it’s even more unsafe during monsoons. Since visibility is compromised during rains, it becomes hard to see the surroundings clearly which can cause serious accidents. Driving recklessly can also make you lose your control over the vehicle which can lead to an unfortunate event.