User Information Guide
A supplement to Benchmark FR brand clothing where the international symbol for “read use instructions before use” is on the label.
Read this user information carefully before carrying out activities that involve certain risks of serious injury or death. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the provided information so that your Benchmark FR brand protective clothing will provide the intended level of protection. All instructions provided, both below and in the garment label, are intended to familiarize the wearer of the abilities and limitations of the clothing and to minimize harm from a thermal exposure.
- Benchmark FR clothing protects industrial personnel from the threat of electrical arc flash and short-term duration thermal exposure from flash fire.
- It is important to know that no garment can eliminate or prevent all risk of burn injury.
- When worn properly, Benchmark FR clothing can minimize the extent of burn injury.
LIMITATIONS OF USE:
Benchmark FR clothing is constructed from arc and flame-resistant fabric and components. It will resist ignition and will not continue to burn when the ignition source is removed. It is intended to minimize the extent of a burn injury during short term exposure to flame and electrical arc.
The wearer should try to remove themselves as quickly as possible from the area where the incident has occurred to minimize burn injury.
The clothing must be correctly matched to the risk or threat the wearer may encounter and must be worn with all closures secured closed.
Benchmark FR clothing is secondary personal protection and is intended to be worn on a continuous basis in environments where incidental exposure to electrical arc, heat and flame is possible. It is not intended to be worn for fire entry, structural or wildlands firefighting or other activities involving extended exposure to flame or heat. It is not intended to protect the wearer from physical trauma or burns in the immediate areas of exposure. This garment does not provide personal protection from chemical exposures or molten metal splash.
Only those persons who are properly trained and understand the requirements for use and care of the garment are qualified to wear it. The garment should not be worn until the user has read and understands all warnings and information in this User Information Guide.
Remove and clean if fouled with flammable.