Primary or Secondary Personal Protective Apparel
What is Primary Protective Apparel ?
Primary Protective Apparel are designed to be worn as an over garment in applications were significant exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame is likely to occur. Primary Protective Apparel is specialised protective products designed along with the end user for the best possible protection in high risk areas. Primary Protective Apparel includes furnace coats, smocks and trousers, spats and leggings, hoods, neck flaps and gloves. This apparel is made of technical fabrics that are tested in laboratories to meet local and international standards and are designed to be worn over Secondary Protective Apparel. Furnace Protective Apparel is your Primary Protective Apparel when working in furnace and smelting operations, it is your first line of defence. It is designed to be worn for work activities during which significant exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame is likely to occur. Such work activities include charging, taping and pouring, during which work is carried out in close proximity to molten substances and hot surfaces and contact with either is likely. Correct use of Primary Protective Clothing can dramatically reduce damage to Secondary Protective Clothing.
What is Secondary Protective Apparel ?
Secondary Protective Apparel is everyday Workwear designed for constant wear in selected workplaces where intermittent exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame is possible and is usually worn under Primary Protective Apparel where required. Secondary Protective Apparel should be worn at all times, but it should not be a substitute for primary protective clothing. Depending on the metals being processed Ultra Soft, PR97, Firestrike-245 and Proban are some of the Secondary Protective Clothing options available.
NB: Guardian Safety has no control over the end use that customers may apply the products provided. Although fabrics are tested in a controlled laboratory environment they do not necessarily show performance in an actual hazardous work place. Guardian Safety recommend that end users do their own on site risk assessment to evaluate the fabric selected will protect their personnel in their work place.