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New Arc Flash Awareness Day on 7 June 2024 aims to improve safety 

This summer, protective clothing specialist ProGARM is leading the charge for the first-ever Arc Flash Awareness Day (AFAD) on 7 June 2024.    We live and breathe the topic of arc flash, but we know from feedback and industry insight that not everyone feels confident in their knowledge of electric arc risks and how to keep people safe.   So we’re bringing together experts and organisations from across the spectrum to help people understand more about how to plan for, mitigate and...
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Taking arc flash PPE to the next level

Taking arc flash PPE to the next level – the ProGARM x the GORE-TEX Brand collection Electricity workers in high-risk arc flash environments face some of the harshest and deadliest working conditions. Arc flash incidents can have devastating, life changing consequences, which is why the protection of these workers through their personal protective equipment (PPE) is so important. We’re passionate about continuing to raise the bar in our PPE ranges, which is why we’ve partnered with fabric experts at GORE-TEX...
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Why we’re committed to arc flash protection that fits every body 

The phrase “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” is especially true for businesses exposed to arc flash risks. For example, if you work in construction, utilities, or power generation, you hope an arc flash will never affect your employees.   However, while arc flash events are rare, the impact can be devastating and potentially deadly for workers not fully prepared by wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).  ‘Correct’ PPE doesn’t just equate to materials and technology. It also...
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Why ProGARM is built around customer needs

At a time when the UK’s Institute of Customer Service’s latest (Jan 2024) UK Customer Satisfaction Index shows customer satisfaction levels have continued to fall from their 2022 high, we’re delighted our latest survey of customers has shown entirely the opposite. Plenty of organisations say they put the needs of the customer at their heart. But how many actually do that, instead of just talking a good game? The protective clothing sector is fiercely competitive. In order to build our...
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Why our manufacturing makes a difference to you

Against the backdrop of the last few year's pandemics and political events, we’ve seen how supply chains can be severely disrupted. At ProGARM, we believe that our manufacturing process is crucial to our ability to deliver the best possible products and services to our customers. By opening our own factory in 2022, we have been able to add control in our process to not only manage our materials and transport but also do the full manufacturing cycle, riding high above...
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The future of waterproof Arc Flash safety wear

ProGARM and the GORE-TEX Brand are set to revolutionise arc flash safety wear with a new range of waterproof and arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® stretch workwear, launching this summer. This collaboration combines ProGARM's expertise in protective garments with GORE-TEX's fabric innovation, prioritizing 'safety through comfort.' The partnership builds on their 2022 licensee agreement and aims to provide advanced protective wear for workers in high-risk environments. The ProGARM x the GORE-TEX brand collaboration introduces a unique arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® stretch...
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Arc Flash PPE that allows you to keep your cool.

Summer is just around the corner, and there are two serious risks associated with the season when it comes to wearing PPE. The most important element of specifying PPE for your teams is making sure it is fit for purpose. This means more than just having the correct levels of protection, it also means ensuring that the kit is fit for the environment in which it is being worn. This includes both extremes of weather but quite simply, in summer,...
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ProGARM and GORE-TEX Professional to unlock new levels of waterproof arc flash protection

Reaching temperatures of up to 35,000°F – four times hotter than the surface of the sun – and producing a sound louder than a gunshot, an arc flash is a truly terrifying danger that your team could be exposed to every day. Add in the effects of wet weather and other extreme conditions that can impair workers' ability to perform, and the risk of a life-threatening arc flash incident is heightened. But now workers are set to benefit from new...
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The importance of female fit PPE

Safety at work is a top priority for any business, and a key part of this is ensuring that all workers have access to correctly fitting Personal Protective Equipment. While historically it may have been that dangerous roles requiring specialist protection such as Arc Flash garments were almost always filled by men, this has not been true for many, many years. The number of women in roles where PPE is vital to their safety increases year after year, with industries such...
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NEXT DAY PROTECTION

WHY COMPROMISE YOUR TEAMS PROTECTION WHEN YOU CAN RECEIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY ARC FLASH GARMENTS TOMORROW? While many other PPE suppliers manufacture to order and struggle with the lead times associated with external production, importing stock from China, Vietnam, and other faraway locations, ProGARM is proud to be different. We fully understand that your team need to be continuously protected in the field. If you require an additional set of garments or even a full re-kit at short notice, you...
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