Everyone in the branch is familiar with PPE, personal protective equipment. It is common knowledge that is offers reliable protection against electric shock. Arc faults, however, whilst being less familiar are a lot more dangerous. These arise without warning with an explosive pressure wave and reach temperatures of over 10,000°C.
PPE can help to minimise or even prevent life-threatening injuries here, too. The complete protective ensemble consists of jacket and trousers or coat, gloves, safety shoes and head gear incl. visor. All the materials must be flame-retardant, heat-resistant and have an insulating effect leaving no skin uncovered.
Remember: unwieldy and badly fitting protective clothing is itself a potential accident hazard. Besides being more comfortable for your personnel, well-fitting garments therefore also prevent accidents.
Personal Protective Equipment DEHNcare® - arc-fault-tested
These are the individual DEHNcare PPE components:
Protective gloves APG
The special cut of the gloves and the soft, breathable leather inside reduce perspiration and provide good dexterity and freedom of movement. The gloves are also available with a long gauntlet.
Protective suit APJ jacket, APT trousers, APC coat
One special feature of the protective clothing is the breathable leather which makes it comfortable to wear. All the garments have flame- resistant hook-and- loop and zip fasteners. They are certified in compliance with 89/686/EEC directive and arc- fault-tested (Box test to IEC 61482- 1-2)
The protective jacket and coat have practical pockets on the arms. The protective trousers come with a belt and braces and have special pockets inside for knee pads.
Protective visor APS, Safety helmet ESH U, Protective hood APHO
The face shield is available in 2 versions - with clips which fit into the slots of the electrically insulating safety helmet (EN 50365) ESH-U or with a strap which is compatible with all standard safety helmets for electricians.
The APHO protective hood is worn over the electrician’s safety helmet. It provides frontal protection in case of direct incident energy from the switchgear and secondary protection against energy reflection and ejected parts.
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