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Visitec Australian and New Zealand Standards Information

Visitec Australian and New Zealand Standards Information

  • All reflective tape used on Visitec Workwear garments is 3M Brand for superior reflectivity and quality.
  • All polo shirts comply to AS/NZS4399, AS/NZS4602,AS/NZS1906.4.
  • Singlets comply to AS/NZS4602,AS/NZS1906.4 and the fabric used complies to AS/NZS4399.
  • All drill workwear complies to AS/NZS4399.
  • All hi-vis drill workwear complies to AS/NZS4602 and AS/NZS1906.4 for natural fibre garments.
  • All garments with reflective tape applied comply to AS/NZS4602 and the tape complies with AS/NZS1906.4.
  • All safety vests comply to AS/NZS4602 and AS/NZS1906.4.
  • All winter wear complies to AS/NZS4399, AS/NZS1906.4 and AS/NZS4602.
  • All wet weather wear complies to AS/NZS4399, AS/NZS1906.4 and AS/NZS4602.
  • All garments carry clear neck labelling with conformance numbers listed.
  • All garments in catalogue are shown with the respective Standards Medals.

THE SAFETY STANDARDS HAVE CHANGED AND SO HAVE WE.

How has the change in AS/NZS 4602.1 affected high visibility apparel?

VISITEC tested all it's current styles and new styles for compliancy to the new ASNZS 4602.1. We hold compliant testing certificates for all styles in our 2012 catalogue.
To help you better understand this change in standards we have explained the two easiest ways to identify noncompliant garments...

THE AREA OF HIGH VISIBILITY MATERIAL

THE SIDE PANEL

The high visibility material needs to encircle the entire circumference of the torso therefore rendering
a full side panel noncompliant...

The Visitec singlet (VSM) has been a popular basic item for years, but after testing to the new safety standard it failed compliance and so a new design had to be created to replace the old non compliant style.

ARE YOU WEARING NON COMPLIANT GARMENTS?

SPECIFIC BOOT SOLUTIONS FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS

SPECIFIC BOOT SOLUTIONS FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS

Oliver offers specific footwear solutions for the most demanding workplace environments, which usually impose exceptional and difficult performance and protective requirements.

Firefighting services, emergency services, metal and aluminum casting and smelting, mining and petrochemical industries are typical applications where Oliver can offer a safety footwear solution that works.

Oliver Footwear is built for comfort and purpose. Oliver research what is needed in quality footwear to perform the best on the job. Then Oliver design and manufacture to not only meet these requirements but also provide the most comfort solution.

Some examples of innovative solutions for demanding environments are:

Solution Footwear to the most extreme Firefighting requirements.
Oliver is a major supplier of specialised protective footwear to State and Regional Fire Fighting Services around Australia.

The dual density rubber sole Firefighters boots incorporate many new and innovative features including fire retardant and water resistant leathers, fire proof laces, quick release zip closures for easy entry and release. It also utilises COMFORTcushion Impact Absorption System with PORON inserts that not only offer new levels of comfort but also assisted in reducing the incidence of heel strike whilst the cushioning effect helps eliminate foot, leg and lower back fatigue.

All of these features combine to meet the challenge of a very demanding work environment.

Addressing the needs of the Smelter Industry.
Aluminum smelting is one of the most extreme working environments. Oliver has developed footwear specifically designed to survive the most demanding Pot Room dip tests. These tests require the boot to be dipped into the hot Alumina pot at 960º Celsius (1778º Fahrenheit) for at least 3 seconds without allowing the molten material to penetrate the boot. The Oliver boots surpass these stringent tests to offer a complete safety solution to the smelter industry.

Underground Mining Industry needs addressed.
Oliver worked with the mining Industry to develop the BOWEN AT's All Terrain water proof mining boot that not only offered waterproof protection for long periods in underground drilling environments, but also the comfort demanded by miners working the long shift times common in the resources industries. It is fast becoming the comfortable answer to the "old" traditional gumboot.

Oliver Footwear's BOWEN AT's All Terrain mining boot has quickly become the preferred safety footwear choice of underground mining and drilling crews.

And many more……..
Other innovations include Glass Industry footwear with tough abrasion resistant soling and STEELflexstainless steel mid-soles to protect the wearer against puncture wounds. Oliver also produces steel industry boots with METflex metatarsal guards; caustic resistant footwear for the resources and chemical industries; footwear for the automotive, electronic and power industries, to name a few.

Oliver specialised footwear products are widely used by leading Australian industries, companies and services and are achieving growing International acceptance.

If your application has a requirement for specialty safety footwear, Oliver Footwear has the solution.

The OLIVER 3 WAY promise is to provide… the most comfortable, best performance and most durable footwear.

Maternity Clothing for Working Women

The main requisite of business maternity clothes is that they should fit well in addition to lending a professional touch. Mobility is also an important concern while selecting such clothes. Gone are the days of "granny pants" as the good and well designed business maternity clothes are not only comfortable and practical but also add to the personality of the woman by making her look attractive and appealing.

These types of clothes achieve credibility due to the fact that they have been brought into vogue by the leading and well known fashion designers, who strongly feel that a pregnant woman should feel good about herself. By making the clothes attractive, these fashionistas have proved that a woman need not feel embarrassed or ugly due to her condition; since the act of giving birth is the most renewing miracle ever, a pregnant woman should glow in her condition and her clothes should add to her style and confidence.

You can buy online NNT business maternity clothing. Please browse through our Maternity wear section to choose the garment which suits you. Thus, the purpose of business maternity clothing is to make the woman feel comfortable during her pregnancy so that not only does she appear beautiful but is also equally efficient and productive at her workplace.

Tax Benefits for Corporate Uniform

Corporate Uniform Tax Benefits for Employers and Employees 

This fact sheet is designed to assist you when you apply to register a non-compulsory corporate uniform

What are the benefits of having a registered uniform?

Registered uniforms attract the following benefits.

  • Employers are exempt from Fringe Benefit Tax on any contributions they make toward the uniform.
  • Employees are eligible for tax deductions for expenses incurred in the rental, purchase or maintenance of approved non-compulsory occupational clothing.

The level of tax deductions is determined by the Australian Taxation Office.

What are the requirements?

  • To be approved, the uniform design must meet the requirements of the Approved Occupational Clothing Guidelines (Guidelines). Here are some hints to help you do that. 
    The uniform must be a complete outfit, e.g. dress, shirt and trousers, shorts, and/or skirt.
  • A company identifier (discrete logo/name/initials) must be on all items in the uniform, including accessories.
  • For garments, the identifier must be at least 80 per cent of a four cm square, or for accessories, such as a tie or scarf, a one cm square.
  • Identifiers must be in a contrasting colour or shade to the garments they are attached to in order to be visible from two metres away.
  • Identifier must be permanently attached to each garment (e.g. embroidered, iron on, heat seal).
  • A maximum of eight colours (which includes different shades of a colour and excludes those found in the identifier) for the entire garment range is allowed.
  • The number of colour/pattern/print combinations permitted is limited by the number of employees in a class (see paragraphs 31-32 of the Guidelines).
  • Where a variation on a uniform is worn by different groups in an organisation, there must be a common theme between these groups or classes of employees, and the male and female uniform.
  • The uniform must be appropriate for the duties of the employee.

How many colours are acceptable?

The number of colour/pattern/print combinations permitted in each category is dependent on the employee size of the organisation and each class (see pages 8 and 9, paragraphs 31-32 of the Guidelines and page 4 of the Application Form).

For example, as outlined on page 9 of the Guidelines, an employer with 50 employees in one class (sales, administration and management) who are all wearing the same uniform, may use the following combinations:  

Men

Outer Upper

(Maximum of two combinations)

Jackets, Jumpers

  1. Navy
  2. Charcoal

Inner Upper

(Maximum of three combinations)

Shirts

  1. White
  2. Stripe - Navy/White
  3. Chambray Blue

Lower Body

(Maximum of two combinations)

Trousers, Shorts

  1. Navy
  2. Charcoal

Women

Outer Upper

(Maximum of two combinations)

Jackets, Jumpers

  1. Navy
  2. Red

Inner Upper

(Maximum of three combinations)

  1. White
  2. Floral Print Red/Navy/White/Gold
  3. Stripe - White/Red

Lower Body

(Maximum of two combinations)

Skirts, Trousers

 

  1. Navy
  2. Red

What is a class of employees?

  • A class is the group of employees who will wear the uniform.
  • There can be one class for the whole organisation which includes people from various departments or work areas.
  • Only where there is a slightly different uniform for separate groups of employees should two or more classes be nominated.
  • In this instance there would need to be a common colour in the uniforms to satisfy the requirement of a common theme between classes.

What clothing is ineligible for the register?

The following items cannot be included on the non-compulsory uniform register:

  • compulsory uniforms
  • occupation-specific clothing such as a chef's check pants and white shirt
  • protective clothing

Please telephone the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 61 for details of concessions and eligibility on these uniforms and clothing items.

The information below has been copied from the AusIndustry website. Uniform Australia take no responsibility for the accuracy of the content contained within.

How do I register?

Please contact us and we can assist you to register the uniform.

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