How do you wear Arc Flash Clothing?

How do you wear Arc Flash Clothing?

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It’s easy to think that as long as you’re wearing the correct level of arc-rated PPE and clothing, you’re covered against arc flash burns, but you would be mistaken. How you wear your PPE and arc flash clothing can affect the integrity, meaning you may not always be fully protected from harm.

Our commitment to 100% Inherent fabrics

Our commitment to 100% Inherent fabrics

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Unlike those fabrics that have been specially treated, inherent fabrics do not have to undergo any type of process in order to make them flame resistant and are instead composed of fibres that are already innately flame resistant. 

These properties cannot be diminished through use or laundering, meaning that the product will remain effective and wearable for as long as the user requires it.

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How is Arc Flash Clothing Rated?

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Across many different industries personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered to be the last line of defense, and the difference between a near miss and serious, even fatal, injury. Depending on the situation, employers are required to provide their workers with a minimum level of PPE to ensure they remain safe at all times. 

In order to make sure that the right type of PPE is issued to staff, it is important to understand the different Arc Flash PPE categories and the clothing requirements for each one of them.

How Often Should I Replace my Arc Flash PPE?

How often should I replace my Arc Flash PPE?

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Where an item of PPE becomes damaged or begins to show significant signs of wear, it should be removed from service immediately and either repaired or replaced. Regularly inspecting the PPE for signs of damage, such as rips, tears and snags, helps to ensure workers stay safe and eliminates any potential entry points in the event of an Arc Flash.
Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

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Because of the extreme heat experienced in an arc flash, it impacts upon your entire body and everything you need to wear. For this reason it is important to ensure that all areas of your body are covered with both arc rated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) that will protect you from the heat energy.
Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

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If your company employs workers that operate on or near to electrical sources, then it is a requirement to have a comprehensive understanding of the NFPA 70E regulations. Within Article 110 of these regulations, the general safety requirements for working with electricity are detailed. Read on to understand whether you are required to wear Arc Flash Protection.
Your last line of defence!

Your last line of defence!

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Within certain industries it is of vital importance that workers wear Arc and Flame Resistant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to keep them safe whilst working on live electricity. This includes workers in the electrical engineering, thermal generation, wind generation, petrochemical, rail, and utilities industries.

SKANWEAR®: 2020 GLOBAL ZERO HARM

SKANWEAR®: 2020 GLOBAL ZERO HARM

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Global Zero Harm – An Achievable Goal for 2020 

Despite the many challenges associated with achieving zero harm, SKANWEAR® are focusing their efforts in helping Global Energy Companies achieve this for their workforce as part of their brand new Global 2020 Zero Harm campaign. After all, no company wants to face the moral accusation in setting injury targets that mean they are effectively planning to hurt a certain amount of their workers. 

It is our commitment to reduce the risk of the activities performed within the global energy industry that has seen SKANWEAR® innovate and become a leader in developing Arc Flash personal protective clothing and equipment.

Through our six Zero Harm Pillars, SKANWEAR® are helping Global Energy Companies achieve Global Zero Harm in 2020. 

Why wear Arc Flash Base Layers?

Why wear Arc Flash Base Layers?

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It's Anthony Long from STRATA® Protection. I'm here to talk to you about the benefits of underwear or Arc Flash Base Layers. Not the underwear that you may be thinking of, but this is industrial underwear for everyday working conditions to protect you in terms of a number of things, both protecting you from heat, protecting you over-heating, and keeping your body climate the right temperature.
How to choose Arc Flash PPE

How to choose Arc Flash PPE

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Once you’ve determined whether or not you will be faced with an Arc Flash Hazard, you’ve carefully reviewed all the steps of the job, you have your tools required, and have selected any necessary equipment to get the job done, then it’s time to choose your Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (Arc Flash PPE).

But what do you need to consider before you pick it out? Well, we have chosen 3 key concepts to look at before you don the “space suit” and march out for lift-off.
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How does Flame Resistant Clothing work?

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Flame Retardant garments are a necessity for any employee who may be at risk of coming into contact with Electric Arc Events, Flash Fires or combustible dust explosions to protect the skin against burns and minimise the risk of injury.

Burns are a common health & safety issue in some workplaces, especially those that work with naked flames, chemicals and high temperatures.

Treated vs Inherent Fabric

What's the difference between Treated Fabric and Inherent Fabric?

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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?