aug-2021-01
UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Marking, Information and Declarations for PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) placed on the market in Great Britain From 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom has introduced a new conformity assessment regime for goods placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new UK Product marking that covers most goods which …

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A Refresher Course To Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC) – Module 2

Table of Contents – Module 2: February 2021: Do we really need Flame-Resistant clothing? What happens if my company and I don’t comply with FR standards? How long does FR clothing last? Caring for my Flame-Resistant clothing? How to wash and dry FR clothing? Can you dry-clean FR clothing? How many times can you wash FR …

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A Refresher Course To Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC) – Module 1

Table of Contents – Module 1: February 2021: What Is Flame-Resistant Clothing (FRC)? Who needs to wear FRC? Is there a difference between Primary and Secondary Protection? What should be worn under the FRC? Flame-Resistant/ Fire-Resistant/ Fire-Retardant – What is the difference? What is FRC made of? What are the benefits of FRC? How to Shop …

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jan2021
NFPA 2112 Component Recognition and Certification explained

You may have heard about the Component recognition or wondered about supplying or purchasing certified components compliant to NFPA 2112. There could be circumstances when there is confusion or no clarity on how to go about with these requirements. In this first part of the blog, we will try to cover some common questions regarding …

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Electric Arc Flash Standard: IEC 61482

IEC 61482 is a standard that specifies requirements and test methods applicable to clothing material for protection of electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an Electric Arc. This standard provides eligibility to sell protective clothing meant for Electric arc flash protection within the European Union (EU). IEC 61482 standard requirement is significantly different as …

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NFPA & ASTM - 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements
NFPA & ASTM – 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements

Face Coverings and Masks: Since the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and with the growing need of using Face covering or masks as the most efficient mode of protection, there has been an increasing demand by the global work force to provide Flame resistant & Arc rated masks / face protection.  Medical associations and experts globally reviewed …

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COVID-19: Caring for your Flame-resistant / Arc rated Clothing (FRC / ARC)

The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic is the most crucial global health calamity of this century and the greatest challenge that mankind has faced since the 2nd World War. It has rapidly spread around the world posing enormous health, social and economic challenges to the entire human population. Almost all nations are struggling to slow down the …

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NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E Compliance Requirements
Compliance requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E

Different conformity assessment requirements between the NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E standards can make the testing process confusing for those working with Industrial Flame Resistant (FR) and Arc Rated (AR) products. Different questions arise while offering products for these 2 applications. So, it is important that we understand few points related to these norms: What …

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Benefits of Flame Resistant Base Layers
What should you wear inside Flame Resistant (FR) & Arc Rated (AR) protective clothing?

Importance of Base Layers with Flame Resistant & Arc Rated Clothing What do standards say about undergarments or base layers with Flame Resistant Clothing? Options available for better protection Understand the best practice This is a question we come across very often and for good reasons. It is not uncommon to wear an undergarment round the …

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Arc Rated Textile material: ATPV or EBT – Which one is better?

A common question in arc flash clothing protection values is whether an ATPV or an EBT is better in protection in an Arc rated clothing system. Under the ASTM F1959/F1959M (The Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating of Materials for Clothing) it is observed that some materials allow body burn predictions to be …

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