Recommendations & Regulations
Customer service is a big
part of who we are here at Flowtronix. We’ve helped hundreds of companies across
the country in virtually every industry. From tackling their toughest challenges
to addressing everyday needs, we love that our customers know they can count on
us for industrial solution needs. After all, our customers’ successes are our
The head is one of the most vital parts of the human body to safeguard, and
consequently the use of head protection is heavily governed by HSE legislation
and written into the safety policies and training programmes of many companies'.
The choice of head protection comes down to either a safety helmet or a bump
cap, and a full risk assessment should be carried out prior to the selection of
head protection to determine which one is necessary for the application and
meets the legislation.
• Head Protection Product Guide
Eye & Face Protection
One of the most common personal industrial injuries is
damage to the eyes, not only to those who are operating machinery and equipment
but also to those who are walking around and passing a hazardous operation.
These injuries can be avoided by the wearing of
appropriate eye and face protection.
• Eye and Face Protection Product
As manufacturing, construction and other industrial endeavours are on the rise
in the Middle East, so are the number of people exposed to harmful levels of noise in the
workplace. Over 29% of all workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise in
at least one-quarter of their time in the workplace, and 11% are exposed at all
times - and these trends are increasing.
• Hearing Protection Product Guide
Respiratory Protective far longer than recorded uses miners fastened mouths to
protect nine teenth century many of them shoving the beard inhalation. Today RPE
is still used extensively in all types of workplace situations when all other
means of minimising respiratory hazards have been applied. Correct selection of
RPE is critical. Equally critical is correct fitting and use of the RPE.
• Respiratory Protection Product Guide
Where there is a possibility of personnel being exposed to harmful or toxic
materials Risk Assessment MUST be done. It is essential Risk Assessments are
conducted by suitably trained competent staff. Glove manufacturers can assist
and advise personnel doing these risk assessments on the most appropriate hand
protection when all mechanical hazards and chemical rates have been assessed.
• Hand Protection Product Guide
Modern clothing for the workplace has to satisfy a wide range of different
requirements. It must be ideally suited to specific working conditions, promote
a sense of identification with the company and be accepted unreservedly by the
wearers. This applies particularly to textiles for personal protection equipment
(PPE), because this can only do its job if it is worn correctly.
• It must offer adequate protection against the risk which it is hoped to
prevent, without itself becoming a
• It must be suitable for conditions in
• It must take account of ergonomic requirements, and health & safety
expectations of the worker, and fit
the wearer well.
Protective clothing that is comfortable to wear plays an important part in
ensuring that the wearer feels physically at ease doing his job and is motivated
to perform well.
• Outer Wear Hi-Viz Product Guide
Special Hazard Clothing Under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment
at Work Regulations 1992, employers are required by law to provide suitable PPE
for employees whose health and safety is at risk in the workplace. Should an
employee be exposed to risk of harm from contact with chemicals or health
threatening particulates then they should be provided with appropriate clothing
and other items of PPE.
• Special Hazard Clothing Product Guide
Safety Footwear protects the feet/lower leg of workers when working in hazardous
environments. Risks must be assessed to identify the appropriate protection
features that are required. Hazards include toe impact, sole penetration,
slippery/oily surfaces, hot surfaces, and areas in which chemicals are used.
• Footwear Product Guide
NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300
consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects
of fire and other risks. Virtually every building, process, service, design, and
installation in society today is affected by NFPA documents.
NFPA Codes & Standards
High Temperature Textiles
High Temperature Textiles protects people, property or equipment when exposed to
welding spark, spatter, or high heat that could result in expensive damages
including major fires.
In major refinery shutdown welding blankets are used as equipment covers to
protect sensitive equipment from the potential damage that can be caused by
welding splatter coming into contact with the equipment. Catwalks would be lined
with welding blanket material to prevent welding spark and spatter from falling
onto other levels and potentially igniting fires where there may be petroleum
spills or simply keeping the spark from landing on people working on lower
Lifting & Fall Protection
The following factors are key considerations to provide
maximum fall protection safety and to ensure compliance with regulations and
Warnings - Always read all instructions
and warnings contained on the product and packaging before using any fall
Inspection - All fall protection
equipment must be inspected prior to each use.
Training - All workers should be trained by a Competent
Person in the proper use of fall protection products.
Regulations - Understand all Federal,
State, Local and Provincial regulations pertaining to fall protection before
selecting and using the equipment.
Rescue Planning - Minimizing the time
between a fall occurrence and medical attention of the worker is vitally
important. A thorough rescue program should be established prior to using fall
System Components - Only components that
are fully compatible with one another should be used. Fall arrest systems are
designed and tested as complete systems and should be used in this way.
What to Do After a Fall - After a fall
occurs, all components of the fall arrest system should be removed from service.
Industrial Cleaning Wipes
Industrial cleaning wiping products are engineered to be exceptional wiping
tools. That’s why they are used around the world in key industries like
aviation, automotive refinish, food service, life sciences, and printing – plus
a variety of maintenance and manufacturing applications.
Emergency Eyewash & Safety Showers
The American National Standard ANSI Z 358.1 2009 is the
internationally recognised World Standard covering the design parameters for
Emergency Safety Showers and Eye/Facewash Fountains. For those used in
laboratories, the European Standard DIN EN 15154 (1+2) was published in Oct
There is also a specific German standard relating to products within the scope
of the gas and water industries, the DVGW accreditation.
• Meeting World Standards and Ensuring Proper