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Just wondering how many people have had the requirement for flame retardant clothing whilst undertaking treework.

 

There doesn't appear to be much information about whether our current chainsaw gear is retardant or not.. Stihl Hi-flex trousers say they are 'heat resistant'.

 

Is there any brands that make flame retardant and chainsaw protective clothing, or is it a case of wearing an overall to add just another layer whilst working!!?

 

Any thoughts or solutions to this would be appreciated! :001_smile:

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We had that a few years ago on a site clearance, the company we were working for wanted us to put on a flame retardent overall over the top of our normal ppe

we refused on h&s grounde of heat fatigue and ability to get out of the way of hazards if needed to so had to fill in a disclaimer about if all because some fool had burnt himself while filling a cut off saw and smoking at the same time.

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We had that a few years ago on a site clearance, the company we were working for wanted us to put on a flame retardent overall over the top of our normal ppe

we refused on h&s grounde of heat fatigue and ability to get out of the way of hazards if needed to so had to fill in a disclaimer about if all because some fool had burnt himself while filling a cut off saw and smoking at the same time.

 

That's the approach I was going to go down, I wonder if anybody has agreed to this and found a way to comply??!!

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Just wondering how many people have had the requirement for flame retardant clothing whilst undertaking treework.

 

There doesn't appear to be much information about whether our current chainsaw gear is retardant or not.. Stihl Hi-flex trousers say they are 'heat resistant'.

Is there any brands that make flame retardant and chainsaw protective clothing, or is it a case of wearing an overall to add just another layer whilst working!!?

 

Any thoughts or solutions to this would be appreciated! :001_smile:

 

Do they? I have burnt holes in them loads of times with pole pruner, mid range trimmer exhaust! I think they are about as heat resistant as a shell suit. :001_rolleyes:

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