There are several industrial situations that expose workers to the risks of heat energy, such as flash fires, molten metal splashes and vapours.
Finding the right PPE for protection against this is essential, as making the wrong choice could lead to life changing injuries or even death.
However, with so many multiple FR standards to consider, it can be confusing for Safety Managers to determine which FR protective clothing application is best suited to each task.
Having a clear understanding of how heat energy is produced and the different tests to assess protection against them is critical.
This means looking beyond meaningless and potentially misleading statements regarding level of heat protection such as “this garment will protect against a radiant heat source at a temperature of 1000°c”.