If employees are working in a potentially dangerous environment where heat or flame hazards are present, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workers are sufficiently protected. Flame resistant clothing significantly reduces burn injuries which can save lives in the event of an accident. Many clothing related injuries due to heat sources or direct contact with flames occur each year. The most severe burns are often not caused by the original hazard, but rather the secondary result of clothing burning. The most serious type of burns in the workplace are caused by workwear igniting and burning onto the wearer’s skin. FR clothing works by reducing the flammability of materials by either physically blocking the fire or by initiating a chemical reaction that stops the fire. FR clothing does not ignite and continue to burn, it can self extinguish or fail to continue burning after the heat source or flame has been removed. Even single-layer FR work clothing can significantly protect employees. Flash fires are a rare occurrence but they can happen and if a flash fire or electric arc flash or other incident should take place you need to make sure your employees are protected. EN11612 flame resistant garments dramatically reduces the severity of burn injuries which can mean the difference between life and death.