Spring is here, to be precise spring enters by 20th of March, and the need of FR coats reduces. This is for the employees or people who are working in a gas and oil industry, arc flash industry, lineman or electric department, etc. You are advised to wear clothing which is flame resistant or arc resistant. Though these outfits are cumbersome and made with fabrics which help you to stay safe from fire and arcs, but as winter goes and spring is here, you will need to replace your FR coats with lightweight outfits which are fire resistant.
Look for something which provides protection and also allows someone to wear for a long time. There are variants of outfits available which are light in weight like FR Outlet Pants, shirts, safety toe boots and more. These clothing will help you to stay safe and relaxed in fire and hazardous situation. Certain kind of fabrics is used to keep your FR clothing intact when there is an arc, heat or flash and light is present. As they provide safety and shields your from the hazard-related condition, it also maintains your look with better fitting and presentable workwear.
But while you decide to buy FR garments for yourself or your employees anytime soon, keep in mind to buy clothing which is comfortable to wear. Do not purchase anything bulky, heavy and too restrictive. This will make your workers unhappy. Therefore along with the comfort you would want your workers to comply with FR policies and their PPE. If you are not that serious about lightweight fire resistant clothing, then self-introspection is a must. Ask yourself, would you love to work in a garment which is uncomfortable and hot? You will hear a No from inside; therefore, you should buy clothing which is comfortable and protective.
Let's look at some FR garments options:
Lightweight options take care more of the person's health along with providing comfort. Those clothing which is known as moisture wicking, they help to remove sweat from the skin. When you are working under a higher temperature than this clothing will help you from sweating after absorbing it. It regulates the body temperature of the wearer and assists in keeping him dry. When you stay dry, it will protect you from any heat-related disease which can have serious health hazards like heat stroke, hypothermia, and many such disorders.
Lightweight options are essential as per comfort and health. The health hazards can rise when you work under the sun and sweat a lot, and then your sweat will dry in between of your skin and heavy FR clothes. The problem arises when you are sitting down in the shade and take rest. The trapped sweat will start cooling and make your body dry. This results in the drop in employee's temperature.
There are different styles of lightweight clothes available. Keep in mind too, but full sleeves or full collar outfits. Pay proper attention while buying these types of clothes which will be used primarily for arc flash hazards. AR cloth must meet a specified kind of protection. If you compare with clothes that were available a few years back and now then you will find improvements in fire apparels. Manufacturers work on these clothes so that they can meet today's hazardous situations.
Hope by now you have been convinced that you or your employees need fire resistant clothing which is innovative and preventive. So, without delaying look for options and purchase the best one. Safety is more important than any other thing.