FR GARMENT USER INFORMATION GUIDE
This garment is UL certified as being compliant to NFPA 2112-2018 edition, Standard on Flame-Resistant clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.
PRE USER INFORMATION
The User Information Guide gives essential information regarding the use, care, and maintenance of each flame resistant (FR) garment. The following instructions are intended to warn of potential risks of serious injury or death, and to reduce such risks. Failure to follow instructions may increase the risk of serious injury or death. It is customer’s responsibility to familiarize self with the User Information Guide and to use garments in accordance with the instructions.
FR garments are intended to provide limited protection in the event of a short duration thermal exposure, or electrical arc flash. While this garment when worn properly can serve to minimize the extent of burn injury, no garment can eliminate or prevent entire risk of burn injury.
LIMITATIONS OF USE
FR garments will not protect against extended exposure to direct flame, high heat, radiological agents, biological agents, or hazardous materials. In addition, FR garments are not intended for use in any firefighting or other emergency operation.
If FR garments are not properly maintained, it will limit ability to protect customer to fullest extent. Do not use garment if soiled, contaminated, or damaged. Clean garment in accordance with the instruction provided in this user information guide. If customer has doubt on condition of the FR garment, contact a customer service representative for assistance.
MARKING RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Any additional labeling, emblems, or trims added to an FR garment by the end user should meet the requirements of NFPA 2112. Any components added that do not meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 may compromise the garment in the event of a flash fire or electrical arc exposure. Do not mark on or through certification safety labels or care labels on the individual garments.
FR apparel is covered by a limited lifetime warranty from purchase date. If the FR product fails due to a material or manufacturing defect, product will be repaired, replaced, or have the cost of the product refunded to the customer. This warranty does not cover FR product damaged due to misuse, accident, modification, improper care, negligence, or normal wear and tear. Reasonable discretion will be used by the customer service representative on site to determine the validity of warranty claims.
PREPARATION FOR USE
SIZING / ADJUSTMENT
The FR garment should not be too tight or too loose, should not restrict your movement and should be comfortable to wear. When selecting an FR garment, refer to the sizing charts below to ensure you select the size that correctly matches your body dimensions.
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RECOMMENDED STORAGE PRACTICES
After each cleaning, the FR garment should be stored in a location protected from direct sunlight, heat, and excessive moisture. Extended exposure to sunlight or storing while wet may cause permanent damage that can compromise the integrity of the garment.
INSPECTION FREQUENCY AND DETAILS
Each FR garment should be inspected for damage or defects upon receipt, before and after each use, and after each cleaning. Any garments found to have any of the below indication of damage or other noted defects must be retired from use and be repaired or replaced.
Inspect garment for damage of :
• Materials, in areas of high wear for holes (e.g., knees, crotch, seat, cuffs, elbows, shoulders, etc.).
• Major seams, for breakage or damage (e.g., inseams, outseams, seat, sleeve, side seams, etc.)
• Components, for damage (e.g., buttons, snaps, shanks, zippers, buckles, etc.).
DONNING AND DOFFING PROCEDURES
In order to ensure maximum protection as intended by design, garment must be fully fastened and tucked in so body is fully covered.
• When donning (applying) FR garments, all fit adjustments must be made to ensure proper fit, and all buttons, zippers and fasteners must be fully secured when worn.
• When doffing (removing) FR garments, all buttons, zippers and fasteners must be unfastened to prevent damage during removal.
PROPER USE CONSISTENT WITH NFPA 2113
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
Appropriate care & maintenance is critical to ensure optimal performance, protection, and maintain life expectancy of each FR garment.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
To ensure optimal protection, clean the FR garment after each use to remove any dirt, abrasives, and/or contaminants that may compromise the protective properties of the garment. Clean all FR garments according to the provided care instructions attached to each individual garment in form of an internal care label.
Failure to follow the provided care instructions on the individual garment may result in damage and/or loss of the flame resistant properties.
MAINTENANCE CRITERIA AND METHODS OF REPAIR WHERE APPLICABLE
If the FR garment should become damaged, it is recommended to contact a customer service representative in order to discuss maintenance, repair or replacement options in order to maintain the limited warranty benefits.
If repairs are done on customers own accord, garment should be repaired by an experienced service provider using fabric and findings in compliance with those used in the original construction of the garment. Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they could reduce the protective qualities of the clothing.
RETIREMENT AND DISPOSAL CRITERIA
FR garments found to be damaged or defective that cannot be properly repaired shall be retired from use.
FR garments suspected of being damaged shall be disposed of in a manner consistent with local, state, and federal laws governing disposal that prevents reuse.