The different type of eye and face protection you can wear

The different type of eye and face protection you can wear

If you work as an Electrical Engineer, you’ll know just how important protective clothing is to help you fulfil your job role effectively and remain safe while you are doing it. Unfortunately, eye and face protection are both too often overlooked.

When working in any environment where arc flash is a potential risk, choosing the right eyewear to reduce the risk of injury is imperative.

Read on for our suggestions about the best types of eyewear that you can choose.

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Can I wear flame retardant waterproofs over my arc resistant coveralls?

Can I wear flame retardant waterproofs over my arc resistant coveralls?

When you are up against the elements in your working environment, it is often tempting to layer up your garments for added warmth and protection against the wind and rain.

Your arc resistant coveralls will protect you against the damaging consequences of arc flash, which can result in serious injury including burns as a result of heat, flying objects and pressure blasts and ultimately death.

Read on to find out why layering garments can be potentially hazardous.

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Treated Fabric or Inherent Fabric?

Treated Fabric or Inherent Fabric?

When it comes to choosing protective clothing to work in an electrical environment, it’s important that you consider the fabric that you are choosing as this can have an impact on how effective they are at keeping you safe.

Inherent and treated are two terms that are most frequently used to distinguish between fire resistant fabrics. The main difference between these two fabrics is the process that is used at the final stage in order to make the product flame resistant, but which type of fabric should you opt for given your working environment?

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How to measure just how much your clothing will protect you

How to measure just how much your clothing will protect you

If you are working as an electrical engineer or in any environment where arc flash is a potential hazard, you need to be sure that the garments that you choose will provide you with adequate protection.

Arc flash is an electrical explosion caused by high temperatures and extreme pressures that results in an arc blast.

The injuries sustained can be life-threatening, so choosing protective gear that is fir for purpose is of the utmost importance.

Read on to find out how you can measure just how much your clothing is protecting you.

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What not to do with your Arc & Flame Clothing

What not to do with your Arc & Flame Clothing

Some common errors workers make with their Arc & Flame Protective clothing. 

When worn correctly, Arc & Flame clothing can provide lifesaving protection against a variety of workplace hazards, including arc flash, flash fires and molten metal splatter. However, if worn improperly, the clothing is not only out of compliance with industry standards, but it also becomes far less effective.

Here is a list of ways Arc & Flame clothing is improperly worn. This information will help you receive the full safety benefits of Arc & Flame workwear – and it may even save your life.  

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Categories explained

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Categories explained

The Personal Protective Equipment Directive is a European one but it is one of the most stringent enforcement directives relating to PPE in the world which is why the level of European PPE compliance is typically very high, especially relating to the Category 3 (Complex) which Arc Flash Protective Clothing is in.

This blog will explain the purpose, scope and timescale of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive. 

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