Here @ Hip Pocket Safety, we have a range of Flame Retardant clothing available.
Why do I need FR clothing?
FR clothing is needed to protect workers who may be exposed to the risk of fire or arc flash. If non FR clothing, such as cotton is worn when exposed to these risks it will increase the injuries suffered from the incident. Non FR clothing will continue to burn after the source of the flame has been removed at an increasing rate, until all flammable material is consumed.
The flame from the continued burning of cotton or other non FR clothing will often cause more intense burns than the original incident itself. Burning clothing will also cause injuries to areas of the body that had not been exposed to the original incident.
FR clothing’s key characteristic is that it will self-extinguish when the source of the flame is removed. Good FR clothing should also resist ignition, not melt, drip or break open when exposed to fire or arc flash. These characteristics greatly improve the survival rates and outcomes of anyone exposed to arc flash or flash fire. FR clothing will not prevent all injuries in the case of a flash fire or arc flash incident but they will significantly reduce the injuries and give the wearer an ability to escape the incident.
The Syzmik Fire Armour range has been created to offer the highest level of performance possible while addressing the major complaints that consumers have had about existing FR products available.
As well as delivering on uncompromising protection, Syzmik Fire Armour takes a leap forward in current FR solutions with fabrics that solve the issue of heat stress and comfort.
The exclusive METATech® fabric used in the Syzmik’s Fire Armour Red Flame range provides revolutionary levels of inherent arc and flash fire protection at an incredibly light weight of 155 GSM
PROTECT is Hard Yakkas most tenacious range of work wear yet. It’s tough, comfortable and practical – but where it really delivers is protection against flash fire and arc flash. ShieldTEC products are designed to provide superior heat stress reduction, comfort and innovation without compromising your safety.
Hard Yakkas ShieldTEC Range meets the toughest safety standards worldwide, including the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for flame resistant garments and the USA’s NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 standards.
In the event of an arc flash or flash fire incident, cotton fabric burns and will continue burning. Hard Yakkas PROTECT work wear not only self-extinguishes flame but also helps to reduce heat stress.