HOW TO DRESS FOR COLD WEATHER
Many jobs that require Flame Retardant or Electric Arc protection are often performed outdoors in different weather conditions, which can sometimes place great demands on the clothing. They must protect not only against the bad weather but also flame related risks - whilst also being comfortable and flexible.
We recommend to use our multi-layer protection system Tranemo Skinsafe™ designed to keep you warm and safe.
FROM THE INSIDE OUT
They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s why we recommend using Inherent Flame Retardant clothing from the inside out. You then avoid the risk that the cotton could burn, polyester could melt or that metal could transmit electrical current and heat.
THE MULTI-LAYER PROTECTION SYSTEM
LAYER 1 – SKIN PROTECTION
This base layer is the first skin protecting layer. Warm skin starts with dry skin. Your Flame Retardant underwear needs to keep your skin as dry as possible. Merino wool underwear ensures you stay warm and dry as the extra thin wool fibers regulate body temperature and keep you comfortable.
In the event of an accident, wearing the wrong underwear can lead to the fabric burning and melting onto your skin. To protect against this, our Flame Retardant underwear offer the following benefits:
- Inherent Flame Retardant safety
- Soft and comfortable
- Does not give bad odour
LAYER 2 – INSULATION
An insulating mid-layer should be worn to increase comfort during the colder months of the year. This layer creates a distance between layer 1 and 3 which insulates against heat as well as low temperatures. The Flame Retardant Merino wool cardigan is a perfect mid-layer. Soft, breathable with excellent properties for thermal insulation.
LAYER 3 – SHIELD
The primary function of any outer layer must be protection – however, to be worn every day, these garments should also fit the body snugly and offer comfort, freedom of movement and meet practical needs such as storage. We recommend our inherent Flame Retardant shell garments as the outer layer. Several layers block the heat, isolate and increase the flame protection. The shell garments have taped seams and are wind and waterproof according to EN 343 - at the same time they offer good breathability to increase wearer comfort.
The air gaps between the layers of the Tranemo Skinsafe™ system have a low conductivity which increases the ability to block heat, insulate against cold and provide extra safety in demanding work situations.