In many working environments, our end customers are exposed to risks involving heat and flames daily. If an accident happens, the consequences can be extremely serious. Protective clothing can never fully eliminate the risks or offer 100% protection, but the choice of clothing can mean the difference between a mild and a serious injury.
It is therefore vital that a workplace risk analysis has been carried out, so that the choice of personal protective equipment (PPE) is based on the right parameters.
Even clothing that appears to have nothing to do with flame protection can be hugely important in minimising the consequences if an accident should happen. One example is underwear or other garments worn underneath the flame-resistant clothing.
If someone is wearing synthetic garments, for instance, they can fuse to the skin in an accident and make an injury far worse. Underwear with metal in, such as an underwire bra, can cause severe injuries in an electric arc flash.
Blåkläder offer clothing that protects you from the inside out – from the layer closest to the body, to the outerwear that shields you from the elements.
STeP BY STeP with OEKO-TEX
Blåkläder’s flame resistant range is produced to the same sustainability standards as its other collections.
The clothes are made at its factories in Myanmar and Sri Lanka in a health-focused working environment. Environmental manufacture is also a focus, with the factories operating climate-smart operations and using solar energy from roof panels.
All four sewing factories in Sri Lanka are STeP by OEKO-TEX certified – assurance that its production is sustainable from a quality, environmental and social perspective.
Blåkläder has close, long-term relationships with its suppliers of materials and components, and knows every partner in the chain well. Each individual part of Blåkläder’s garments has been carefully chosen, and the business knows how, where and under what conditions each component is made.
Its most important material suppliers are also STeP by OEKO-TEX certified, which means textile manufacturing is generally sustainable.
Blåkläder believes a close, transparent supply chain is the path to fundamental sustainability.
Quote: “Even clothing that appears to have nothing to do with flame protection can be hugely important in minimising the consequences if an accident should happen.”
For further information, contact Blåkläder Ireland:
T: +353 (0)1 524 2616