Defining a new level of comfort and protection, the ShieldTEC FR range features our highest degree of safety and protection to date. Meets the toughest safety standards worldwide including the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for flame resistant garments and the USA’s NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 standards. The ShieldTEC FR range has been designed to reduce heat stress and maximise comfort, built for Australian conditions.VIEW RANGE
The patented TECGEN™ fibres used in the construction of the workwear are ‘bi-regional’. It has a heat resistant, high-density outer carbonaceous shell, which provides protection from radiant heat while the flexible inner core is capable of stretching and twisting.VIEW RANGE
Tecasafe® Plus gives high performance values in industrial areas where there is a fire hazard and also provides thermal insulation between the body and the heat source in arc flash events.VIEW RANGE
The Bulwark iQ Series ® features a lightweight, flame resistant knit fabric that uses a more effective chemistry to provide superior protection and reduce the risk of heat stress.VIEW RANGE
PROTECT: OUR MOST TENACIOUS FR RANGE YET
Hard Yakka’s reputation is built on hard work. We have produced quality workwear for over 80 years. Our products are specifically engineered to endure the toughest of conditions while delivering comfort, safety and durability at all times.
PROTECT is our most tenacious range of workwear yet. It’s tough, comfortable and practical – but where it really delivers is protection against flash fire and arc flash. ShieldTEC products are designed to provide superior heat stress reduction, comfort and innovation without compromising your safety.
Our ShieldTEC Range meets the toughest safety standards worldwide, including the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for flame resistant garments and the USA’s NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 standards.
Importantly for our Australian conditions, ShieldTEC not only offers you superior flame resistance, it also helps to reduce heat stress.
Until now, traditional fire resistant (FR) workwear has been hot and heavy to wear. In warmer climates, or while performing labour intensive work, some tradespeople forgo FR workwear in favour of cotton based workwear with no FR qualities at all. In the event of an arc flash or flash fire incident, cotton fabric burns and will continue burning. Our PROTECT workwear not only self-extinguishes flame but also helps to reduce heat stress.
PROTECT QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
|Range Comparison||ShieldTEC||Bulwark iQ Series®||TECGEN™||Tecasafe® Plus||Tecasafe® Plus (Y00308 only)|
|Fabric blend unique and exclusive to Hard Yakka Protect in Australasia||✓||✓||✓||✗||✗|
|Heat stress management rating (3=best, 2=better, 1=good)||2-3||3||2-3||2||2-3|
|Weight & CAL rating – upper body garments (includes shirts, polos, coveralls)||195gsm,
|217gsm, 8.6 cal/cm2||238gsm,
|Weight & CAL rating – lower body garments (includes pants)||235gsm,
|214gsm, 8.6 cal/cm2||238gsm,
|Garments AND fabric certified to NFPA 2112||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Garments AND fabric certified to ISO 11612||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|NFPA 2112 certified trims tested to 260°C||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Fabric tested to NFPA 70E & NFPA 2112||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Fabric meets ENA NENS 09 Guidelines
for Electric Arc Hazards
|AS/NZS 4399:1996 UPF Rating||50+ Excellent Protection||30+ Very Good Protection||50+ Excellent Protection||50+ Excellent Protection||50+ Excellent Protection|
|Meets NS/NZS 4602.1:2011
for high-visibility safety garments
|Tape Options||FR Tape||Segmented
|FR Tape||FR Tape|
|Use of FR trims such as fasteners,thread and reflective tape||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|FR properties do not wash out||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|