Flame Resistant clothing guide

PROTECT FR is our most tenacious range of workwear yet with a range of shirts, pants, jackets & coveralls. It’s tough, comfortable and practical – but where it really delivers is protection against flash fire and arc flash. ShieldTec FR products are designed to provide superior heat stress reduction, comfort and innovation without compromising your safety.

Defining a new level of comfort and protection, the ShieldTec FR range features our highest degree of safety and protection to date. It has been designed to reduce heat stress and maximise comfort and protection built for Australian conditions.

Flame resistant vs fire retardant. What’s the difference? 

The difference between fire resistant and fire retardant is whether the fire repelling property is inherent or not. Fire resistant clothing is made from fabrics that are inherently resistant to catching fire, while fire retardant fabrics have been chemically treated to give them these properties.

What certifications does the SHIELDTEC Protect flame-resistant range have?

Certification is specific to each garment. Each garment lists which standards & certifications they meet.

What types of industries require flame-resistant clothing?

• The requirements for protective clothing depend on your work environment and several elements in that environment need to be considered.

• Each industry has their own specific safety requirements depending on what environment you are working within. In addition, company requirements can also differ, so it is important to check with your employer or relevant industry body.

• Generally speaking, anyone in an environment that may be subject to flash fire or arch flash event may benefit from an FR garment.


SKU Y04550
SKU Y04150
SKU Y04350
SKU Y02520
SKU Y02525
SKU Y02320
SKU Y02670
SKU Y06730
SKU Y00055
SKU Y00080

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Tested to the USA’s NFPA 70E:2015 Electrical Safety in the Workplace Standard. NFPA 2112 Certified to the USA’s NFPA 2112 Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. 

NFPA 2112 2018 

Certified to the USA’s NFPA 2112 Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. 

ISO 11612:2015 

Certified to ISO 11612:2015 Protective Clothing – Clothing to Protect Against Heat and Flame Standard. 


ENA NENS 09 conforms to National Guidelines for the selection, use and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment for Electrical Hazards. 


A value of the energy necessary to pass through any given fabric to cause with 50% probability a second or third degree burn. This value is measured in calories/cm². Usually measured in terms of Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV). Simply put the ARC rating determines the protective characteristics of the fabric. The higher the ARC rating value the greater the protection. When the product is sold to protect workers from arcing faults, clothing manufacturer are required in indicate the ARC rating. For more info visit www.nfpa.org. 


Arc rated clothing selected to meet a required minimum incident energy exposure level (in cal/cm²) tested in accordance with NFPA 70E:2015 – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.