Australian safety certification body, SAI Global, has confirmed that the Big Jim range of chainsaw protective clothing manufactured and distributed by Elliotts delivers certified performance to AS/NZS 4453.3:1997.
The Big Jim range of chainsaw protective clothing delivers optimal performance utilising ArborTex High Performance Fabric to achieve a test result of no cut through to comply with the performance requirements of AS/NZS 4453.
According to SAI Global's Program and Technical Manager, Mr Paul Roberts, understanding exactly what level of protection various chainsaw protective clothing provides the user is essential in protecting them from harm in the workplace.
“Users of chainsaw protective clothing need to feel confident that the clothing they’re wearing provides an adequate level of protection for the task they are undertaking and in terms of chainsaw protective clothing," says Roberts.
"We wish to confirm that Elliotts Big Jim chainsaw protective clothing has been tested and certified to AS/NZS 4453.3:1997 since October 2010," he adds.
Elliotts Managing Director, Anthony Elliott, is proud that his company remains committed to providing industry with high quality, certified chainsaw protective clothing that meets, and in some cases, exceeds current safety standards.
“At Elliotts, we have been manufacturing chainsaw protective clothing for over 30 years and providing workers in Australia with garments certified to standards continues to be uppermost in our minds," says Elliott.
“For these reasons, we have always invested heavily in testing and certification and SAI Global’s confirmation today of our Big Jim® Chainsaw chap range’s certification to AS/NZS 4453.3:1997 will provide users of Big Jim chaps with peace of mind that these garments continue to protect them from harm,” he adds.
Up until recently, chainsaw protective clothing in Australia and New Zealand had been made to NZS 5840, a standard offering a lower level of protection for chainsaw users than the more recently adopted AS/NZS 4453.3:1997.
“We adopted this new level of performance in our range of Big Jim chainsaw protective clothing and had it certified to AS/NZS 4453.3:1997,” says Elliot.
Elliotts Big Jim range of chainsaw protective clothing includes:
- CSC style chaps with quick release webbing strap and buckle closure.
- CXT style chaps with a Quick release webbing straps at top of legs and a rear calf guards with heavy duty zip closure; and
- CST style trousers.