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Category: ProGARM News

Watch: The PPE tests that you need to see

Arc Flash vs. Cotton Baselayers Making the right PPE choices for your team can be a real challenge. You must weigh up several factors: comfort, fit, durability and value for money to name but a few. But what can happen when you start to mix a variety of garments that offer different levels of protection or meet different standards? Does seeking optimum comfort whilst trying to hit a budget compromise the protection wearers receive in their last line of defence?...
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NEW 2700 Arc Flash Dexterity Glove – Practical & comfortable Arc Flash glove solution

At ProGARM, we are committed to continual research and improvement to innovate as quickly as possible and bring you the new products and Arc Flash protection you are searching for. Our latest innovation is the 2700 Arc Flash dexterity glove, designed and developed to provide a comfortable and practical glove solution for those undertaking complex work with their hands. The latest development within our accessories range, the 2700 glove combines exceptional Arc Flash protection with practical features, including abrasion resistance,...
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Why ProGARM doesn’t do ‘pink and shrink’

With increasing numbers of women in engineering professions, and a continuing drive to increase the number of girls and women pursuing STEM subjects and careers, many PPE companies have fallen into a stereotype trap. Not us. Here at ProGARM, we want to make sure all the Arc Flash protective garments we provide to female workers are every bit as safe, practical and comfortable to wear as garments we provide to men. And that means designing them for women, not adapting...
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ProGARM Quarterly Product Update – Q3, 2018

At ProGARM we have a culture of consistently improving our products and services. To emphasise this, almost 50% of our core product range has either been developed as a brand new product or upgraded in terms of protection, comfort and quality within the past 12 months. To better communicate these changes with our customers we've decided to produce quarterly product updates to bring everyone up to speed with developments to the range here at ProGARM. These will consist of a...
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New PPE Regulations: ProGARM Keep Ahead of the Curve

New PPE Regulations: ProGARM Keep Ahead of the Curve. Until very recently, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) legislation has been defined by a UK law which was based on an EU Directive introduced 25 years ago. As research, development and technology has moved on, thankfully, so has EU Law. The old PPE Directive has now been replaced by new PPE Regulations (EU) 2016/425, which came into force on 21 April 2018 and must be fully implemented within 12 months. Jargon busting:...
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ProGARM Join Thorne & Derrick to Educate on Arc Flash Risk

Arc Flash Risk - ProGARM partner with distributor to educate electrical engineers About Arc Flash Risk Lack of knowledge around Arc Flash risk is a major issue in UK industry. ProGARM are constantly working to raise awareness of it, and thereby prevent incidents leading to life-changing injuries and worse. The Arc Flash survey we undertook alongside the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) found that even though there was a high amount of awareness when it came to risks of Arc...
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Is the Arc Flash Knowledge Gap Putting Lives At Risk?

Study reveals Arc Flash knowledge gap could be putting lives at risk ProGARM, in conjunction with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), has commissioned a new study into electrical safety across the UK industry in a bid to shine a spotlight on the potentially life changing and threatening risks of Arc Flash. Alarmingly, it reveals not only a lack of awareness at every level to current safety standards governing Arc Flash, but an apparent failure from employers to properly educate...
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ProGARM Polo Shirt Saves Operative’s Life in an Arc Flash Incident

Last month, an operative was using a jackhammer when he struck a 120 CNE 3 Phase low voltage cable, which led to an Arc Flash incident. As he was wearing one of ProGARM’s polo shirts at the time, his chest was protected and as you can see from the photographs, his polo shirt took the brunt of the impact. We are aware of how effective these garments can be when faced with an Arc Flash incident, but it’s rewarding to...
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ProGARM Lifetime Seam Guarantee

Discover the Lifetime Seam Guarantee from ProGARM - your assurance of Quality ProGARM offer a Lifetime Seam Guarantee on their garments as a total assurance of the quality of the product and our commitment to you The Guarantee This Guarantee applies to the main structural seams on the garment. The Guarantee is not valid if the seam has split due to mechanical damage which includes tears or cuts as a result of sharp edges or tools, or if the fabric...
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ProGARM at The Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference 2015

The Venue The Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference was held on 9th & 10th June 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, Victoria & Albert, Manchester UK and was a perfect opportunity to learn about the UK, EU and US developments in Arc Flash. Key Speakers Keynote Speakers from the industry include: Hugh Hoagland – International Arc Flash testing and electrical safety expert and founder of ArcWear and Ken Morton – HM Principle Inspector FOD SG (Electrical Engineering) (Power Systems &...
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