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Flame Resistant Garments

StartFragment What is FR Clothing? Flame Resistant (FR) garments are made from durable fabric that self-extinguishes and provides thermal insulation to the wearer and are designed to protect workers against extreme temperatures in the case of arc or flash fires. FR fabric does not ignite, burn, melt or drip when exposed to a flame. Although FR clothing will resist flame, it is important to note that FR clothing is fire resistant, not fire proof. Understanding ENA NENS 09-2014 The Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) NENS 09-2014 is an Australian national guideline for the selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment for electrical arc hazards. Although it is not an Australi

Steel Toe vs. Composite Toe Caps

What is the difference between Steel Toe and Composite Toe Safety Boots? Steel toe caps are mandatory on many work sites and are often the more popular choice over composite toe caps but do you know the benefits of choosing a composite cap? Composite toe caps are more lightweight than steel caps and are non-conductive. They are also handy for FIFO workers so they do not need to remove their boots to pass through security metal detectors at airports. Steel Toe Cap Pros Weight: 108g Cut resistance to power saw Puncture resistance to nail gun Mandatory on many industrial work sites Prevents injury from falling objects at a drop force of 200 joules Complies with: AS/NZS 2210.3 Cons Heavier than

Super Gloves

Thanks to Ringers, you’ll be feeling like a super hero in the popular SuperHero R-161 and brand new SuperHero R-162 gloves available at ATOM! Designed for maximum durability, dexterity and toughness, these gloves are comfortable enough to be worn all day long and for any job. Ringers’ leverage their 20 years of dedication and expertise to deliver gloves with the best fit, form and function. The proprietary F3 Technology ensures that your Ringers glove will give you optimized hand protection for whatever field you are in. All Ringers gloves are developed to meet stringent compliance requirements, making them the specialists in safety gloves that you can rely on. The SuperHero gloves feature:

Australian Footwear Standards Explained

StartFragment AS/NZS 2210.3 - Personal protective equipment, Part 3: Safety footwear (ISO 20344:2011, MOD) Footwear that conforms to AS/NZS 2210.3 must be fitted with safety toecaps as a basic requirement. Safety toecaps at this standard meet the requirements of impact resistance at an energy level of 200 Joules and the requirements of compression resistance at a compression load of 15kN. Footwear conforming to these standards should be selected where this is a risk of injury to toes from objects falling or striking the feet. Impact Resistance Impact resistance is tested when a steel striker with a mass of 20kg is adapted to fall freely from a height of a metre and strike the safety toecap.

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