Definition – What does Protective Clothing mean?
Protective clothing is any clothing specifically designed, treated or fabricated to protect personnel from hazards that are caused by extreme environmental conditions, or a dangerous work environment. Some protective clothing may be designed to protect the workers from the working environment due to infection or pollution. Protective clothing or any protective equipment is often referred to as personal protective equipment (PPE).
What is Protective Clothing
Doctors and dentists may use protective clothing like disposable gloves to prevent contamination. Sportsmen wear baseball protective gear, hockey masks, jockstraps, etc. Protective clothing also extends to body armour such as bullet proof vests, historical armour and futuristic powered armour. Typical materials include Nomex and Kevlar. Some examples of types of protective clothing include protective headgear, gloves or hand protection, eye protection like safety goggles, hearing protection like earplugs, protective footwear and others such as safety harnesses, or life preservers.
Examples of protective clothing/personal protective equipment
- Gloves to protect from contamination and infection (e.g. disposable latex/vinyl/nitrile gloves)
- Gloves to protect from extremes of temperature (e.g. oven gloves, welder’s gloves)
- Gloves to protect from mechanical hazards (e.g. rigger gloves, chainmail gloves)
- ear defenders
- filter mask
- Particulate respirator (N95)
- gas mask
- PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator
- Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
- When looking for protective clothing you can visit Kevcor in Bloemfontein for all your requirements. We stock most of the brands and if you are looking for something that we do not have in stock, will we assist in ordering these items. At Kevcor we strife to help all our clients with the best service. We have branches in Kimberley and Lesotho.