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User Information for Bulwark Flame Resistant Clothing

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This garment is UL certified as being compliant to NFPA 2112-2018 edition, Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire


Pre-Use Information

  • Safety Considerations
    This garment, when worn properly, can serve to minimize the extent of burn injury; no garment can eliminate or prevent all risk of burn injury
  • Limitations of Use
    This garment is intended to be worn on a continuous basis in environments where incidental exposure to heat & flame is possible.  It is not intended to be worn for entry, structural or wildlands firefighting activities and provides not personal protection from chemical exposures or molten metal splash.
  • Marking Recommendations & Restrictions
    Any additional labeling, emblems, trim or heraldry added to this garment by the distributor or end user should meet the requirements of NFPA 2112. Clothing may be marked with an individual’s name, department, etc. using an indelible laundry marker. Separate laundry labels should be attached for this purpose. DO NOT REMOVE AND DO NOT MARK on the safety or cleaning labels on any protective garments.
  • Warranty Information
    The warranty of Bulwark Protective Flame Resistant Apparel is stated in our conditions of sale.  We will ship the goods ordered, and they will be free of fabric or manufacturing defects.  Bulwark will repair or replace any garment that has a manufacturing defect.  No other warranty is made, either expressed or implied, including no guarantee of fitness for a particular use or purpose.



Preparation for Use

  • Sizing/Adjustment
    Selection of sizing of clothing should maximize the function of the wearer without impeding movement. Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they could reduce the protective qualities of the clothing. 
  • Recommended Storage Practices
    Garments should be cleaned before storing in a cool, dry environment and out of direct contact with light
  • Inspection Frequency & Details
    It is the wearer’s responsibility to inspect the garment before every wearing for rips, tears, holes, thin spots, broken/missing closures and heavy soiling.  Remove garment from service if a rip, tear or hole is larger than 1” or if damage is otherwise too extensive to be repaired.
  • Donning & Doffing Procedures
    This and all flame resistant garments are worn properly only when sleeves are rolled down with cuffs closed, front closures are fully engaged and shirt tail tucked in.
  • Proper Use Consistent with NFPA 2113
    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, for more detailed information



Maintenance & Cleaning

  • Cleaning Instructions & Precautions
    It is essential to keep flame resistant clothing clean in order to maximize the protective quality of the garment.  Residual soils, especially those that are petroleum based, can mask the flame resistance of the fabric and become fuel for an ignition source.  If a garment becomes heavily soiled or if contaminants emit an odor indicative of petroleum-based substances, it should be removed from service for cleaning or replacement.  This garment should be cleaned after every wearing according to the instructions on the label.  Do not use bleach, starch, fabric softeners or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide on this garment as they could negatively affect the flame-resistant properties.
  • Maintenance Criteria & Methods of Repair, where applicable
    If this garment should become damaged, it should be repaired by an experienced service provider using fabric and findings commensurate with those used in the original construction of the garment.  Significant alterations to the garment are not permitted as they could reduce the protective qualities of the clothing



Retirement & Disposal Criteria

If the garment cannot be correctly repaired or adequately cleaned, it should be removed from service.  Dispose of properly in accordance with local regulations.


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