USER INFORMATION FOR FLAMERWEAR FLAME RESISTANT CLOTHING
Read carefully before wearing garment for the first time.
FlameRwear flame resistant garments are UL certified as being compliant to NFPA 2112-2013 edition, Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.
FlameRwear garments, when worn properly, can serve to minimize the extent of burn injuries, BUT no garment can completely eliminate or prevent all risk of burn injuries.
Limitations of Use
FlameRwear garments are intended to be worn on a continuous basis in environments where incidental exposure to heat & flame is possible. They are not intended to be worn for entry, structural or wildlands firefighting activities, and they do not provide personal protection from chemical exposures or molten metal splash.
Marking Recommendations & Restrictions
Any additional labeling, emblems, trim or heraldry added to FlameRwear garments by the distributor or end user should meet the requirements of NFPA 2112. Clothing may be marked with an individual's name. department, etc. using an indelible laundry marker. Separate laundry labels should be attached for this purpose. DO NOT REMOVE AND DO NOT MARK on the safety or cleaning labels on any protective garments.
Fire Protection Outfitters provides custom alteration services.
The warranty of FlameRwear flame resistant garments is stated in our conditions of sale. Fire Protection Outfitters will ship the garments ordered and the garments will be free of fabric or manufacturing defects. Fire Protection Outfitters will repair or replace any garment that has a manufacturing defect. No other warranty is made, either expressed or implied, including no guarantee of fitness for a particular use or purpose.
PREPARATION FOR USE
Selection of sizing of clothing should maximize the function of the wearer without impeding movement. Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they could reduce the protective qualities of the clothing.
Recommended Storage Practices
Garments should be cleaned before storing in a cool, dry environment and out of direct contact with light.
Inspection Frequency & Details
It is the wearer's responsibility to inspect the garment before every wearing for rips, tears, holes, thin spots, broken/missing closures, and heavy soiling. Immediately remove the garment from service if a rip, tear, or hole is larger than 1" or if damage is otherwise too extensive to be repaired.
Donning Flame Resistant-Workwear
- Be sure your workwear fits well.
Choose a fit that is not too tight or too baggy. Your clothing should be just loose enough that it leaves a layer of air between your FR clothing and your undergarments. This layer of air in between your undergarments and clothing adds insulation that will help protect you in an arc flash or flash fire; this is why it is important that your uniform clothing doesn’t fit too snug to the body. Overly baggy clothing can cause injury if it is caught in equipment or machines.
- Always wear undergarments that will not melt.
Flame-resistant, base layers and undergarments are best. Some non FR but non-melting undergarment are 100% cotton, 100% silk, 100% wool
3. Ensure maximum protection by properly donning your flame-resistant workwear.
• Button, zip, or snap the shirt or coverall as high as possible up the chest.
• Never wear sleeves rolled up, exposing your arms.
• Button or snap cuffs at the wrists.
• Always tuck in your shirttails.
Doffing Flame-Resistant Workwear
1. Inspect before doffing: Before removing your flame-resistant workwear, inspect it for any contamination, damage, or wear and tear. This helps prevent the spread of any harmful substances that might have gotten onto your workwear. Refer to Maintenance & Cleaning if garment is contaminated
2. Avoid contaminating other clothing or environments: When doffing your flame-resistant workwear, try to do so in a designated area to avoid contaminating other clothing or clean environments. If the workwear is contaminated, handle it with gloves, and ensure it is cleaned appropriately before being used again.
3. Proper storage: After doffing, make sure to store your flame-resistant workwear in a clean, dry place. Do not store it with regular clothes, especially if it is contaminated or has been exposed to any harmful substances.
Proper Use Consistent with NFPA 2113
Refer to NFPA 2113, Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, for more detailed information.
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
FlameRwear garments may lose flame resistant properties if not laundered and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Always follow care label instructions for proper garment care and maintenance.
Cleaning Instructions & Precautions
It is essential to keep flame resistant clothing clean in order to maximize the protective quality of the garment. Residual soils, especially those that are petroleum based, can mask the flame resistance of the fabric and become fuel for an ignition source. If a garment becomes heavily soiled or if contaminants emit an odor indicative of petroleum-based substances, the garment should be removed from service for cleaning or replacement. FlameRwear garments should be cleaned after every wearing according to the instructions on the label. Do not use bleach, starch, fabric softeners, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide on this garment as they could negatively affect the flame-resistant properties.
Maintenance Criteria & Methods of Repair, where applicable
If this garment should become damaged, it should be repaired by an experienced service provider using fabric and findings commensurate with those used in the original construction of the garment. Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they could reduce the protective qualities of the clothing.
RETIREMENT & DISPOSAL CRITERIA
If the garment cannot be correctly repaired or adequately cleaned, the garment should be immediately removed from service. Dispose of the garment in accordance with local regulations.