Arc Flashes PPE
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Welcome to Extreme Safety, Australia and Asia's leading supplier of Arc Flash PPE.
Extreme Safety are suppliers of ROFA garments manufactured in Germany, and also Extreme Safety manufactured garments. With clothing to suit all Arc Flash hazards from all day work wear, to HV switching; Extreme Safety have you covered.
Extreme Safety are experts in IEEE, EN and NFPA 70E standards, and are able to work with clients to find the best PPE solution for any situation, working to any standard. With no allegiances with fabric manufacturers, Extreme Safety are able to offer un-biased advise on all garments, to find the option perfect for every unique situation.
Please view a video of an Arc Flash incident in an unknown location (WARNING - Graphic).
There is also a laboratory test video on the Downloads page.
When choosing flame retardant clothing, it is important to remember that when chosen correctly, protective clothing will not cost you money, but in fact make you money.
This is done through higher worker satisfaction and in turn productivity, and also in the reduction of injury related absent days and injury related cost. It is important to have EFFECTIVE protective clothing, not just 'alibi' clothing. Extreme Safety are the importer of ROFA clothing from Germany, which is widely used throughout Europe for its reputation for quality. ROFA Arcproof clothing complies with up to 9 applicable European Standards for this type of PPE. For more information view the spec sheets from our downloads page. To see the quality and effectiveness of Extreme Safety's flame retardant clothing go to our downloads page and watch the Flame Retardant Clothing Testing Video.
There are three types of material used in ROFA arcproof clothing; NOMEX, Proban and Modacryl. All these garments are fireproof and provide excellent protection but have their subtle differences. Proban and NOMEX Clothing are suitable for day to day work, but also high risk tasks such as switching or working with high fault currents.'Some are tested at up to 10kA for 1sec, which is the highest level of protection available. Modacryl and some other NOMEX garments are suitable for lower risk tasks, and are tested to only 4kA for 500ms.
All garments are permanently antistatic
- Flame Retardant
A man in Germany, working for RWE (electricity provider) was on call on a Saturday. Early that day, two cars collided at an intersection, one then running into a distribution box, which was thus damaged. The worker was called out to the site to asses and repairs the damage.
When he arrived, he put on his ROFA safety equipment (provided in every work vehicle and to every worker by RWE), including gloves, switching coat, face shield and helmet. As he opened the distribution box door, there was a short, and a flash. He was engulfed in flames of over 9000°C, and thrown backwards with massive force.
On the following Monday morning he returned to work with no injuries. When he arrived, the first thing he did was call ROFA, to thank them for saving his life...
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