The primary function of protective clothing is to keep you safe while you are working. However,  to enable you to carry out your tasks effectively for extended periods, your PPE should also be comfortable. Specifically, your body temperature should be kept consistent and comfortable. CHARNAUD® explains how our PPE garments can keep you safe and cool – especially when you have to deal with extreme heat.

PPE Designs for Safety, Coolness and Comfort

 How is it possible for workers such as firefighters, who work in extremely hot conditions, to remain cool and comfortable as they carry out their work? It all comes down to the innovative design of fire-fighting PPE. Protective clothing for firefighters is crafted using materials and designs that are carefully engineered to insulate the body against heat, and to help dissipate heat before it reaches the skin.

These garments keep heat out, but they are also highly breathable, reducing heat stress. They are also designed to include a breathable moisture barrier that helps move moisture away from the skin, which also helps to cool the body.

One of the most important factors to take into consideration when purchasing protective clothing for firefighters, is comfort.  The results of the high performing and ergonomically designed CHARNAUD Airlite Bunker Suit translate into a reduction in heat stress. The Airlite Bunker Suit offers excellent thermal insulation, and is highly breathable which allows the body to cool faster, thereby reducing heat stress.

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CHARNAUD® has engineered the CHARNAUD® FIRE-SAFE® range specifically for use by firefighters. The jackets, trousers and other garments in this range all have exceptionally high Thermal Heat Loss (THL) ratings. Their high breathability and moisture wicking design move water vapour away from the skin, helping to keep the body cool even when you are working in extremely high external temperatures. CHARNAUD® garments are also very lightweight and comfortable to wear.

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CHARNAUD® is a supplier of quality PPE for a variety of professions. We can help workers of all occupations to protect themselves against the hazards of their daily tasks. Contact us for advice and quotations on PPE for your business.

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