Fire protect clothing is a special personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to protect you from fire-related hazards. Although fire rated coveralls is not completely “fireproof”, it can reduce the risk of burns at work.How does it work? The fire protect clothing itself will catch fire if exposed to a flame. However, it’s designed to self-extinguish almost immediately. So, it won’t continue to burn once ignited. The two main types of fire rated coveralls are flame-resistant and flame-retardant.And while both of these are equally safe to use, there are some differences. Let’s take a closer look.Flame-Resistant clothing is made from material that is inherently resistant to flames and embers. Meaning that the threads and fibers will naturally self-extinguish.Flame-Retardant clothing on the other hand, is made from materials that have been chemically treated to achieve the same self-extinguishing properties.As you can see, the main difference in these two types of clothing are in the garment material. Both will self-extinguish. Both will reduce the likelihood and severity of burns. Either option can sufficiently protect you from fire-related hazards.It’s important to note that FR clothing is not the same as Arc-Rated (AR) clothing. Fire rated coveralls protects workers from things like flash fires, flames, and embers. AR clothing protects workers from electrical arc hazards.
Why fire resist suit comfort is so important?
Fire resist suit is not orious for being too hot and heavy. This is because when fire rated coveralls first came out, the choice was limited. Moreover, the technology is not very advanced. Manufacturers can now make soft, lightweight fabrics that still provide adequate protection. Of course, the comfort will still be different. It depends on the brand, size, materials and several other factors. Before purchasing as much as possible, please check to see if you can get samples from your supplier. Make sure you wear it on a regular basis. Comfort is very important because you are more likely to wear less bulky clothes. If the temperature is too high, it will limit your activity or frustrate you – you may want to leave it behind and put on other clothes. Obviously we don't want that. Find some comfortable and light clothes for yourself. There are other benefits to wearing a comfortable, flame-retardant suit: heat avoids heat-related illnesses, and lightweight clothing can reduce your risk of high-temperature-related illnesses. Even if you work in the cold winter, you will still sweat because of overwork. Some fabrics, such as cotton, can cause sweat between the skin and the clothes. That's not good, because when you start to calm down, it can cause a sharp drop in body temperature. Moisture wicking garments avoid such problems. They help you regulate your body temperature by allowing you to dry quickly after a lot of sweating. This will prevent you from falling ill due to hypothermia and other cold-related diseases. When working in a cold environment, you still want to put a hot FR garment on the base layer of moisture wicking. Comfortable clothing can also increase your productivity and morale. Obviously, the safety of your employees is important. But your happiness is also true! Being forced to wear bulky or uncomfortable clothes will only make you angry and depressed. Comfort allows your employees to focus on their work.