There are many common problems and complaints associated with arc flash head protection. Poor visibility, lack of airflow, heavy and bulky products, and poor two-way communication are just a few of the most cited complaints. All of these can lead to decrease compliance, which could result in worker injury or, at the very least, a decrease in overall effectiveness and productivity.
To combat these problems and avoid potential injury, National Safety Apparel offers the ArcGuard 20 cal lift front arc flash hood.
Lightweight & breathable, optimal airflow, and increased visibility is not what you expect to find in your typical arc flash head protection – but this is exactly what you get with this arc flash hood. This lift front hood combines the latest innovations in arc flash protection, including PureView™ faceshield technology, into one superior product.
OSHA sites “Use of bulky or non-breathable protective clothing and equipment” as a factor that puts workers at a greater risk for heat-related illness and stress. Traditional “beekeeper” style arc flash hoods are often heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable, making workers reluctant to wear them and more susceptible to heat stress when they do. However, NSA’s 20 cal lift front arc flash hood is different. The modernized hood silhouette was designed to maintain wearer comfort without sacrificing protection. Contoured and streamlined, the lift front arc flash hood provides the same amount of protection with less weight. Knit gussets at the shoulder offer coverage that stretches, keeping the hood lightweight and ergonomic.
Poor ventilation and the lack of airflow can accelerate the effects of heat stress and leave workers out of breath or worse. To avoid this, the 20 cal lift front hood comes with several innovative features to maintain airflow and provide immediate relief when needed. The lift-front design allows the wearer to easily obtain fresh air when out of the hazard risk zone by simply lifting a latch. The easy-to-raise shield provides fresh air without having to remove the entire hood. Before returning to the hazard risk zone, the wearer can quickly regain compliance by securing the shield back to the lowered and locked position. The latch makes an audible click to alert the wearer that the shield is safely secured.
When the shield is down and the wearer is at work, the lift front hood features specially designed indirect vents. With built in vents at the front, sides and top, this lift front arc flash hood delivers more ventilation than similar products on the market. These vents also serve as auditory ports for improved 2-way communication, even when the faceshield is secured.
Reminiscent of motorcycle helmets, the curved shield was formulated to reduce interior reflections and optimize the field of view. The highly transparent PureView™ faceshield offers increased visibility and color recognition, regardless of lighting conditions. A transparent chin protector increases the field of vision further, which allows the wearer a clear downward view of their work and surroundings. A premium anti-fog coating ensures visibility is maintained in varying temperatures. Additionally, a durable scratch-resistant coating on the inside and outside of the shield creates a resilient finish and increased product longevity.
The 20 cal lift front arc flash hood is the next generation in arc flash head protection. With its innovative design and technology, this hood is the answer to the common problems caused by other arc flash hoods. Providing you with improved visibility and exceptional comfort, it’s the ideal piece to complete your full body arc flash protection kit. For additional information on this innovative product, contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-553-0672.