A new range of workwear released by Aussie Pumps, its Safe Operator clothing, is cutting the potential of high pressure pump operator injuries.
According to the company this range includes overalls, jackets, trousers, and aprons.
Aussie Pumps says the lightweight clothing is constructed from Dyneema - which is believed to be the world's strongest fibre.
"Because Dyneema is fifteen times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis, it’s possible to make fabric that is lightweight whilst at the same time offering levels of protection not previously available," it says.
It went on to state that the new Safe Operator gear "is much thinner and more flexible than traditional materials such as leather, cotton, or metal".
“Considering that ninety percent of all professional pressure cleaning is carried out in the range of under 500 bar (that’s 7300psi), operators using machines in the 2000 psi to 7300 psi range can now be protected and safe.”
It comes lined for comfort, featuring waterproof zippers with overlapping flaps and integrated underarm ventilation.
Detachable hoods are standard on jackets and overalls, whilst both products also feature waterproof cuffs and pockets.
The trousers feature an elasticised waist and reinforced knee areas.
In addition to this Aussie Pumps also provides a Safe Operator training systems aimed at reducing injuries and costs, and cutting down times.
“Workers compensation claims can be slashed, injuries avoided and operators made to feel secure while on the job,” it explained.
Aussie pumps is also planning to release a range of new 500 bar proof gloves as part of the wider program.