Leading manufacturer of personal protective clothing Elliotts is offering a wide range of arc flash switching clothing ex stock for the electrical utility industry.
Elliotts is one of the earliest manufacturers of switching clothing and arc flash protective clothing for Australian conditions. The company is an experienced manufacturer of personal protective clothing for the electrical utility industry.
Arc flash is an area of concern for the electrical engineering community in Australia. Though technological and improved safe working procedures have reduced many electrical injuries, incidents related to arc flash have surfaced as one of the leading causes of injury and death amongst workers.
Elliotts’ popular styles of switching clothing are now available ex stock. Additionally, Elliotts also offers hoods, jackets and leggings manufactured from high visibility orange Westex UltraSoft and manufactured to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 4602:1999 High Visibility Safety Garments Class D.
Westex UltraSoft fabrics used in Elliotts switching clothing meet required standards for flame resistance and high visibility:
- Meets standards for flame resistant fabrics: ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E
- Meets standards for high visibility: AS/NZS 1906.4:2010 Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes - High-visibility materials for safety garments
The UltraSoft line of flame resistant fabrics (88% cotton + 12% high tenacity nylon) is guaranteed flame resistant for the life of the garment in high temperature industrial or home washing procedures.
The fabric is engineered to offer the excellent abrasion resistance of nylon on the outer surface to enhance garment wear life, while the cotton fibres are focused towards the skin to optimise comfort.
In addition to an extremely soft feel to further enhance the superior comfort properties of cotton, UltraSoft fabrics are fully flame resistant and the 12% nylon actually enhances the protective performance in some cases, such as electric arc and flash fire exposures.