Making your Arc Flash kit work even harder

Making your Arc Flash kit work even harder

Investing in the highest quality arc flash kit is exactly that – an investment.  Whether purchasing for a small number of specially-trained people or as part of a broader procurement strategy in large volumes, the value-for-money aspect is a necessary part of the conversation.

Regardless of overall spend, there are significant commercial benefits in having the right specification kit for high-risk electrical operatives at risk of an arc flash.  As if saving lives isn’t enough, here are our top five areas for potential cost-savings to help make your ProGARM investment work even harder.

1. Reduced insurance premiums

Getting caught up in an arc flash could have devastating consequences. Yes, you have business insurance but should the worst happen, most policies expect that every reasonable safety precaution is being taken and it’s your responsibility to make sure this is the case. There are ways that you can show you’re doing all you can to reduce your risks, and investing in specialist PPE is definitely one of those things that could mean a win when it comes to business insurance costs.

2. Increased durability means less replacement costs

There’s a saying: buy cheap, buy twice.  In challenging economic times, a cheaper alternative can feel like the sensible choice.  Beware though, as the compromise could end up being costlier in the long run.  With such high stakes, it’s important to have confidence in the performance and durability of the clothing you purchase.  At ProGARM, we’re obsessed with every single detail meaning we know our clothes are built to last.  But not all arc flash clothing is made equal.

3. Making clothes that operatives choose to wear

If your people don’t like the kit you give them because it’s uncomfortable, you face an uphill battle getting them to wear it.  We know that wearability is key, especially in a role that demands flexibility and movement to get the job done.  The entire range of ProGARM arc flash clothing is designed with real people in mind. We know comfort counts, so it’s always a key part of our product development process, creating clothes people want to wear.

4. Increased productivity 

When your teams know you’ve invested heavily in their safety through kit that’s not only high-spec but also comfortable to wear, they’re more likely to be focused on getting the job done without distraction.  There’s also the great British weather to contend with, meaning comfort factors such as breathable panels, the ability to layer, and freedom to move without discomfort are all hugely important.  They’re also features of the entire ProGARM product range. 

5. Increasing your employer appeal

To attract the best talent, especially in specialist or technical fields, employers need to stand out for the right reasons. Demonstrating the importance of health and safety – which translates as the way you value your people – through the choice of specialist PPE, is definitely one of the right reasons.  Your investment in ProGARM arc flash PPE could be one of the strongest levers in employee retention as well as the difference between top talent applying for your roles, or those of your competition.

If you’d like to explore how to make your specialist PPE budget work even harder, why not get in touch?  Simply call 44 (0) 1482 679600 to discuss your requirements or email info@progarmcurrent.wpengine.com.

Make sure that you’re specifying the right PPE for your team.

Read our free guide on the top considerations when choosing Arc Flash clothing & PPE below and make the best choice for you and your team via the link below ⬇.

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