Garment User Guides

Pre-use Information

Safety Considerations

Our flame-resistant clothing is meant to help protect and minimize against the extent of burn injury. IFR Workwear’s flame-resistant garments protect against short-duration thermal exposure from flash fire or arc flash. Certain garments have thicker and stronger resistance qualities but It’s important to understand that no garment can completely eliminate or prevent the risk of burn injuries.

Limitations of use

Our FR garments are designed for continuous wear in environments where there may be occasional exposure to heat and flame. It is not suitable for entry into burning buildings, structural firefighting, or wildland firefighting activities, and does not provide personal protection against chemical exposure or molten metal splash unless otherwise specified. Our instructions for in Preparations for Use will highlight proper procedures to follow to achieve the highest level of protection. Additionally, wear any necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) as identified in the hazard assessment to reduce the risk of potential hazards.

Marking recommendations and restrictions

Any changes or additions to the trim, emblems or heraldry added to this garment must meet NFPA 2112 requirements. Clothing can be labeled with an indelible marker or separate laundry labels indicating the wearer’s name and department. DO NOT REMOVE AND DO NOT MARK on the safety or cleaning labels on any protective garments.

Warranty information

The warranty of IFR Workwear’s products is stated in our sample, warranty and return policy document. We warrant that all of our products are free from defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, damage from misuse, abuse, improper care, alteration or normal wear and tear. We will ship the goods ordered, and they will be free of fabric or manufacturing defects. If, on receipt of a shipment, you feel the merchandise is defective, notify us immediately. A return authorization will be given and goods will be either repaired or replaced, provided goods are returned according to guidelines detailed under our return policy. No other warranty is made, either expressed or implied, including no guarantee of fitness for a particular use or purpose.

Preparation for Use

Sizing & Adjustments

It is important that our clothing fits us in a loose and comfortable manner, so that we can move without any restrictions. However, the clothing should not be too loose that it poses a snagging hazard or interrupts our work procedures. Any significant alterations to the garment are not allowed as they could potentially reduce the garment’s protective qualities.

Recommended storage practices

Before storing garments, ensure they are cleaned and kept in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Exposure to ultraviolet rays from direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting can cause garments to fade or change color.

Inspection frequency and details

It is the responsibility of the person wearing the garment to carefully inspect it before each use. Check for any rips, tears, holes, thin spots, broken or missing closures, and heavy stains. If you find any damage, remove the garment from use immediately. If a rip, tear, or hole is larger than 1 inch or if the damage is too extensive to be repaired, the garment should not be used until it has been fixed.

Donning and doffing procedures

To ensure effective protection, it’s important to wear flame-resistant garments as the outer layer with sleeves down and secured. Tuck in your shirt and ensure the front closure is fully secured. Make sure to wear a garment that fits you correctly, based on your body dimensions. Extend the sleeves of your garment fully and ensure all closures are securely fastened. If the garment becomes contaminated, take care while removing it and avoid touching any soiled areas. When removing the garment, fully extend all adjustments (if provided) and unfasten all closures, such as zippers, buttons, snaps, etc.

Proper use consistent with NFPA 2113

For more detailed information, consult NFPA 2113: Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.

Cleaning instructions and precautions

To ensure that the protective quality of flame-resistant clothing is maximized, it is crucial to keep it clean. Soil residues, particularly those that are petroleum-based, can obscure the flame resistance of the fabric and serve as fuel for an ignition source. The garment needs to be cleaned after every use as per the instructions on the label. Do not use bleach, starch, fabric softeners, or detergents that contain hydrogen peroxide on this garment, as they could harm its flame-resistant properties and some fabric softeners even contain chemicals that are ignitable.

Maintenance criteria and methods of repair where applicable

In case of any damage to the garment, it should be repaired by an experienced service provider who uses fabric and findings that are equivalent to those used in the original construction of the garment. Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they may reduce the protective properties of the clothing.

Retirement and disposal criteria

If contaminants cannot be removed or the garment cannot be properly repaired, it should be retired from service, particularly after exposure to flame and heat.

Sizing chart that indicates the range of key wearer measurements

For all sizing information – IFR Workwear Sizing Charts