User Information for 3rd Party Certified NFPA 2112 Garments

  • Marking recommendations and restrictions
    • Non–flame-resistant heraldry attached to the exterior of the garment (e.g., logos, name tags, non–flame-resistant silk-screened artwork, etc.) shall be kept to a minimum, both in surface area and number.
  • Recommended storage practices
    • Do NOT store in direct light
    • Ensure storage areas are clean, dry and well ventilated
    • Ensure flame resistant garments are clean and dry prior to storage
  • Inspection Frequency and details
    • Follow inspection requirements established by the employer
    • Inspect the garment prior to each use.
    • Do NOT use the garment if it is soiled, torn, abraded or altered from its original condition.
  • Donning & doffing procedures
    • Follow donning & doffing procedures established by the employer
    • Prior to donning, the PPE shall be inspected.
    • Do NOT don or doff in a hazardous area
    • Remove at once if fouled with flammable material.
  • Proper use consistent with NFPA 2113
    • Garments shall be selected that cover both the upper and lower body and flammable underlayers as completely as possible
    • Flame-resistant garment collars shall be worn closed.
    • Sleeves and cuffs shall be worn down and secured
    • When a shirt and pair of trousers, both flame-resistant, are worn together, the shirt shall be tucked in.
    • Organizations shall require that protective neck, head, hand, and foot coverings be worn if the occupational hazard warrants their use.
    • Do NOT wear non-flame-resistant clothing over flame-resistant garments.
    • Flame-resistant or nonmelting undergarments (closest to the skin) shall be used.  An incidental amount of elastic used on nonmelting fabric underwear or socks shall be permitted.
    • For further details, refer to NFPA 2113, Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.