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Protect range

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.



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.


Range Comparison ShieldTEC
Fabric blend unique and exclusive to Hard Yakka Protect in Australasia
Heat stress management rating (3=best, 2=better, 1=good) 2-3
Weight & CAL rating – upper body garments (includes shirts, polos, coveralls) 195gsm,
8.4 cal/cm2
Weight & CAL rating – lower body garments (includes pants) 235gsm,
8.4 cal/cm2
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
Meets NS/NZS 4602.1:2011
for high-visibility safety garments
Tape Options FR Tape
Use of FR trims such as fasteners,thread and reflective tape
FR properties do not wash out