Layering Protection

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

ARC Flash PPE

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.

Garment Protection

How to measure just how much your clothing will protect you

ARC Flash PPE

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.

Arc Flash Fire

What not to do with your Arc & Flame Clothing

ARC Flash PPE

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.  

Arc Flash Testing Garment

3 Jobs where Arc Flash Protective Clothing and PPE should be considered an essential

ARC Flash PPE

For a number of different job roles, wearing arc protective clothing is necessary to protect against the dangers of arc flash.

Arc flash is the light and heat that is produced as a result of an arc fault, which is a type of electrical explosion or discharge that results from a low-impedance connection through the air to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system.

Generally, arc flash occurs because a test probe has been touched to the wrong surface or a tool has slipped, but other things such as dust, corrosion and impurities on the surface of the conductor also contribute to arc flash.

Coming into contact with arc flash can be devastating as it can result in serious burns and in the worst cases, even death. Because of this, it’s important for workers to protect themselves by wearing the appropriate clothing. 

This blog will explain some of the different job roles where arc clothing is essential.

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