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AR / FR Garment Care, Maintenance, & Use
Key information to insure your AR / FR performs and protects as expected. After all, it is the "last line of defense" in the even of an arc flash or flash fire.
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AR / FR Garment Care, Maintenance, & Use
Arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing is there to protect you when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident. Take care of your AR / FR and it will take care of you!
Read carefully before wearing AR / FR garments - they are your last line of defense.
|Maintenance & Cleaning|
|Maintenance & Laundering||To fully retain AR/FR properties, follow all laundering instructions provided with the garment. More information.|
|Retirement & Disposal Criteria||Garments should be retired and replaced at first notice of open seams, broken closures, tears, permanent stains from flammable substances, or other visible and unrepairable damages. More information.|
|Safety Considerations||Flame-resistant garments from Tyndale provide a degree of protection from exposure to unintentional short-duration thermal exposure from flash fire or an arc flash.|
|Limitations of Use||The use of garments providing protection against flash fire and arc flash hazards should be incorporated into a proper safety program that also utilizes appropriate administration and engineering controls, as well as safe work procedures. For maximum protection, follow all “PREPARATION FOR USE” instructions. Other personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn as required to mitigate against potential hazards identified by the hazard assessment.|
|Marking Recommendations and Restrictions||DO NOT REMOVE AND DO NOT MARK the safety or cleaning labels on any protective garments. Clothing may be marked with an individual’s name and department using an indelible laundry marker and/or separate laundry labels.|
|Warranty Information||Tyndale warrants this garment to retain full FR protection for the useful life of the garment if laundering instructions are followed completely. View laundering best practices.|
|Preparation for Use|
|Sizing/Adjustment||Refer to the sizing chart provided on the UL Label, and that is also available at TyndaleUSA.com, to ensure proper fit. Garment should fit loosely and comfortably, allowing a full range of movement. Garments should not fit so loosely as to present a snagging hazard or to interfere with work procedures. View Tyndale sizing charts.|
|Recommended Storage Practices||Store garment away from flammable chemicals and other soiling agents. Garment storage in direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting can result in color change or fading due to exposure to ultraviolet rays.|
|Inspection Frequency and Details||Fully inspect garment prior to each use, and ensure that garments are not soiled with flammable substances. More information.|
|Donning and Doffing Procedures||For full protection, wear garment so no skin is left exposed. Fasten all zippers, hook-and-loop, button and snap fasteners so that the garment provides protection all the way to the neck. Sleeves and cuffs shall be worn down and secured. View proper wear flyer.|
|Proper Use Consistent with NFPA 2113||When worn to protect from flash fire hazards, follow NFPA 2113 guidelines for careand maintenance, cleaning instructions, and precautions. View NFPA 2113.|
AR / FR Garment Care & Maintenance Resources
FRC Care & Maintenance
Info on how to care, wash, and repair FRC.
When & How to Retire
To ensure your AR / FR clothing performs as expected in an arc flash or flash fire incident, it’s important to retire and replace worn out garments. Leverage these user-friendly resources:
AR / FR Garment Use Resources
FRC Proper Wear
Safety Guidelines for proper and improper wear of FR in diagram format.
Care & Maintenance FAQs
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