FR Safety Vest for a Variety of Safety Personnel
An FR safety vest, or flame resistant safety vest, is the latest addition to our selection of high-quality, best-performing products for safety professionals. Our FR safety vests are made from modacrylic material which prohibits sparks and other sources from igniting on a person, in addition to all the other safety features found in similar, nonresistant vest, such as bright colors and reflective strips.
Although in some instances it is essential for safety personnel to have flame resistant garments, such as fire rescue workers and others. But, the FR safety vest can add a layer of safety in other circumstances as well.
Consider these scenarios:
- Welders, grinders, masons, and others who work around saws or in factories can be working around sparks or enough friction to be combustible. It is safer for both operations and the worker to have fire resistant clothing.
- Utility workers, who need the other safety features on these vests, also risk coming into contact with flame sources.
- Workers on shipyards and even construction sites may run into sparks through equipment or vehicles on the premises.
Labeling & Regulations
The new ANSI 107-2010 has determined that flame resistant vests fall within one of seven NFPA or ASTM test methods for evaluating flame resistance. The specific testing methods and conformance to guidelines can be purchased from the ISEA.
While the price point is a bit higher for an FR safety vest over non-resistant counterparts, the cost is minimal when factored against the degree of injury or loss that can be sustained due to fire or burns. Additionally, there may be lost time and productivity when a worker is out on recovery, when that injury may have been preventable with an FR safety vest. Going even one step further, if a worker’s garments catch fire, not only will there be damage to that particular person, there is a high probability that damage will be spread to another person, equipment, and more, thus leading to high damage costs and productivity loss.
In summary, it is easier, safer, and more affordable to ensure workers have the flame resistant apparel they need.