The work you and your team have done is tough - the weather doesn't always work together. This is why it is important to dress properly at work, especially when winter is approaching. Our FR experts give their top five tips when choosing the right fire protection jackets, so you can prepare for the cold weather.
When choosing FR, knowing your danger should be at the top of the list - no matter what type of FR clothing you choose. Select fire protect jacket that meet or exceed all relevant safety standards based on your hazard assessment, such as ASTM 1506, NFPA 2112, and NFPA 70E. For a garment that is considered to be flame retardant, the FR fabric used to make the FR garment must be subjected to ignition and/or rapid self-extinguishing to protect the wearer from flash fire, arc flash, molten metal and other hazards. In the event of a flash or arc flash, the FR PPE worn must be able to withstand fire, melt and continue to burn after the initial flash as a barrier between the wearer and the hazard.
When your guy needs to work outside, stratification is the key to staying warm. But the layers must first be safe and compliant. You need to consider the structure of each project and ensure the FR / AR integrity of each layer. The best solution for maximizing safety and comfort is to choose an FR layer specifically designed to absorb moisture, including the FR base layer.
Breathability and moisture management
Overheating and sweating are not only uncomfortable, but also potentially dangerous. The FR fire protection jackets made from moisture wicking fabric helps prevent cold and hypothermia. You should also look for a breathable layer to prevent overheating and reduce trapped moisture.
Easy to exercise
Mobility is key when performing tasks on site. Tight clothes can reduce blood circulation. It is very important to find FR clothes that are easy to move. Look for features such as pleats and gussets to provide maximum range of motion.
Even the smallest details can have a huge impact on the performance of the fireproof jackets. Water-resistant finishes, comfort-enhanced knit cuffs, zippered headbands and elasticated waistbands all improve the functionality of the FR jacket.
When forecasting for cold weather, make sure your guy is equipped with the right FR jacket for comfort and protection throughout the day.
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