ProGARM delivers the ultimate Arc Flash and Flame Resistant protection for your team.
Keeping your team safe is the number one objective. That’s why ProGARM have developed a range of protective clothing that puts safety first. Our garments meet, and in many cases exceed, the relevant industry and EN standards, ensuring protection from Arc Flash incidents.
We protect your team with a variety of innovative design features that deliver unrivalled protection from Arc Flash and flame incidents. All our garments come with SafetyICON marking and ThermSAFE components, both of which were developed in-house here at ProGARM. The VXS+ Fabrics used in our protective garments are 100% inherent, providing durable Flame Resistant protection that won’t wash out.
In addition, layering ProGARM garments together provides increased protection from higher level Arc Flash and flash fire hazards. All our products conform to the European Directive regulating PPE and display the correct care labels to guarantee certification and traceability.
For more information on how we offer the ultimate in safety and protection, take a look in more detail at these areas
In the past, many Flame Resistant garments have suffered from reduced protection over time. Through normal washing, treated fibres gradually lose their Flame Resistant properties. With that decreasing level of protection your team members will be at greater risk of injury.
Treating fabrics can also leave them stiff and uncomfortable. Worryingly we hear of operatives deciding to wash treated garments multiple times to make them more comfortable before wearing them. Alternatively, they choose to keep wearing their older garments which have become more comfortable over time. Both of these practices leave your team exposed to a greater risk of injury.
VXS+ 100% INHERENT ARC FLASH PROTECTION FABRICS
By manufacturing all ProGARM garments with our unique VXS+ inherent fabrics, we ensure they deliver durability, consistent protection and outstanding comfort.
ProGARM ensures this isn’t the case with our unique 100% inherent VXS+ fabrics that offer superb protection for your team, as well as being durable and comfortable to wear.
VXS+ fabrics are manufactured with a combination of yarns which makes the garment inherently Flame Resistant. Compare VXS+ Fabrics with alternative fabrics and the differences are clear. As well as being 100% inherent, VXS+ fabrics make some of the most comfortable Arc Flash protective garments on the market. Through combining yarns in the manufacturing process, we can deliver fabrics that are flexible and comfortable, and from that create garments that are “as comfortable as pyjamas”.
As well as the ultimate protection, you also need garments that are durable. ProGARM garments are have been shown to last up to 70% longer than comparable garments used by our customers. Some non-ProGARM garments can also suffer from shrinkage and their colour fastness isn’t as resilient as it should be, resulting in faded high visibility workwear. VXS+ fabrics have been tested through more than 50 industrial washes to ensure the longevity of the garments. (The European standard only requires demonstrating colour fastness through 5 wash cycles.)
When you equip your team with ProGARM Arc Flash and Flame Resistant garments made from VXS+ Fabrics, you can be assured of durable protection and comfort that delivers protection throughout the life of the garment. That’s why every ProGARM garment is manufactured using VXS+ 100% inherent fabrics to offer the ultimate protection
THERMSAFE COMPONENTS ON YOUR ARC FLASH GARMENTS
ProGARM is proud to make every millimetre of your garment as safe as possible.
The ThermSAFE brand communicates that products are equipped with the highest quality components for protective workwear. It provides reassurance to you that your team is protected using some of the most innovative design features of Arc Flash and Flame Resistant clothing.
Your team’s workwear can be made from inherent fabrics and appear impenetrable. However, every detail of the garment needs to be Arc Flash and Flame Resistant. That’s why ProGARM uses ThermSAFE components to ensure the performance and protection of every garment we produce. ThermSAFE components have been safety approved and tested to last for the lifetime of the garment. Flame resistance is at the heart of every ProGARM product, from the seam thread up to the final finishing touches.
Zips and fastenings can be areas of vulnerability on protective workwear. ProGARM utilises ThermSAFE Zippers, ThermSAFE Poppers, ThermSAFE Buttons and ThermSAFE Velcro to provide a full range of fastening solutions that are fully Flame Resistant. ThermSAFE plastic zippers are military-grade, poppers and buttons are made using a special blend of polymers, tested to ensure resistance to heat. ThermSAFE Velcro has also been tested to ensure it functions correctly in Anti-Static environments.
Using the ThermSAFE brand of certified components, ProGARM products are the most advanced Flame Resistant workwear on the market. Our commitment to protection takes in every detail of every product we sell.
UNDERSTAND YOUR ARC FLASH PROTECTION WITH SAFETYICON
ProGARM is committed to making your life easier. That’s why we ensure every single garment we produce features SafetyICON. This marking system allows you to visually check whether the correct garments are being worn.
SafetyICON is a visual marker attached to garments that allows you to see what type of protection they offer. It’s easy to read and instantly recognisable. The marker tells you if a garment is Arc Flash and Flame Resistant, along with highlighting Anti-Static capabilities. It also tells you which EN Standards the garments conform to, with EN Standard symbols ensuring you and your team can recognise the different levels of protection with a single glance.
For safety officers in all industries, ProGARM products are an excellent way of ensuring protection for your team.
THERMSAFE STRETCH TAPE ON YOUR ARC FLASH GARMENTS
ThermSAFE Stretch Tape is an innovative development that ensures the flexibility of ProGARM garments. It’s part of the ThermSAFE range of components that ProGARM uses to give you the ultimate reassurance in your protective garments.
Tape applied to knitted clothes generally lcks flexibility and stretch. It can change the nature of the fabric, reducing the way the wearer can move whilst simultaneously becoming uncomfortable. ProGARM’s new formulation is far more flexible, allowing full range of movement for the wearer.
Our ThermSAFE Stretch Tape has also been certified to the new EN ISO 20471 High Visibility standard, ensuring fully compliant yet comfortable workwear.