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Full Length PROBAN Flame Retardant Apron
PROBAN® flame retardant treated cotton offers clothing that is a lighter and cooler alternative for light to moderate welding or smoking and other areas that call for flame retardant protection.
PROBAN® fabric will char and self extinguish when it comes into contact with a flame or spark. There is no smoldering or afterglow therefore providing
protection for the wearer. Unlike some synthetic fibre constructions PROBAN® does not suffer from thermal shrinkage. There are no sticky residues that could adhere to the skin of the wearer compounding the severity of any potential burn injury.
These garments are used in Nursing Homes to prevent Smokers burning holes in their clothes. However please read and view the following information before you proceed with ordering this product.
The purpose of these notes is to explain the standards which the PROBAN flame retardant aprons comply to and to enable clients to decide whether they wish to continue using the aprons for the purpose of protecting smokers from cigarette ash.
It is important to note that the PROBAN material has been tested against and complies with the European standard for resistance to welding hazards (Flame and Spark) - Flame Retardant ISO 14116:2008, EN ISO 11612, ISO 11611:2007, however this standard does not relate to cigarettes or cigarette ash. A copy of the material certification is attached titled Proban Material Certification. Also attached is a summary of those standards as they relate to flame retardancy. (Flame Retardant European standards)
There are currently no Australian Standards relating to protective clothing to protect smokers from cigarettes or cigarette ash.
We received feedback from two of our clients that a hole has appeared in an apron whilst smoking a cigarette, however the exact scenario of how this occurred is unclear. As part of our investigation into this matter, we have filmed some short videos to show the effectiveness of the garment in relation to smoking and cigarettes, in order that client’s may make their own decisions about the suitability of the garment for their own situation.
This series of very basic videos shows the strengths and weaknesses of the product. Please watch all five videos.
Also note that this apron is intended as a flame retardant garment where there is no significant heat hazard and as such some heat and warmth could potentially be felt through the apron as it extinguishes the source of the spark/flame.
The first video illustrates the effects of cigarette ash dropping onto the apron or putting out the cigarette on the apron.
The second video illustrates the extinguishing effect of the Proban apron when a cigarette lighter is held close to the fabric.
The third video illustrates the impact of holding a cigarette lighter 1 inch away from the Proban material. The material is discoloured and weakened in the process of extinguishing the flame however no hole is created.
The fourth video shows the scenario when we were able to create a hole by pushing the cigarette against tight material.
The fifth video shows what would happen if someone extinguished a cigarette on themselves whilst they were wearing the apron.
These Smooker's aprons are a great lightweight option for chronic smokers. Please check out our customer feedback on the product by clicking on the Review stars tab.
|Date / Score|
|Customer Comment||Our Response|
|10-Dec-2016 Service: Product:|
Service rating : This was the 2nd one purchased and wasn't as flame retardant as the first
Product : not as flame retardant as the first one purchased
|22-Nov-2015 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Very efficient service.
Product : Exactly what we needed.
|28-May-2015 Service: Product:|
|Have not received the order yet.|
|11-Dec-2014 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Excellent prices and fast delivery
Product : good quality product
|09-Dec-2014 Service: Product:|
Service rating : great and prompt service
Product : product supplied just what was needed
|23-Apr-2014 Service: Product:|
Service rating : I was very impressed with how quick we received the goods.
Product : I am very happy with the apron purchased.
|22-Apr-2014 Service: Product:|
|placed my order and the product was delivered the next day. fantastic service. thanks|
|04-Oct-2013 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Very quick delivery
Product : The apron is being used but he only goes out for 2 puffs and that is the extent of his smoking.
|12-Feb-2013 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Apron was delivered on time as promised and phone service was great.
Product : Resident is compliant in wearing the apron and kept safe. Staff are less worried in resident burning herself.
|07-Dec-2012 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Prompt ordering & delivery service
Product : Should be good for the purpose for which it is intended
|16-Jun-2012 Service: Product:|
Service rating : The apron arrived very soon after I placed the order and is the correct size
Product : The apron was bought for and is a "must use" for a resident in aged care who is a smoker
|15-Jun-2012 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Service was good, thanks
Product : The Apron is good, a hole did burn through the apron after my mother dropped a cigarette, however, her clothes were saved and she did not get burnt. I didn't expect it to be any other than what the videos displayed it o be, it's OK.
|17-Apr-2012 Service: Product:|
Service rating : EASY AND QUICK SERVICE
Product : EXCELLENT PRODUCTS BROUGHT IT THREE TIMES.
|11-Nov-2011 Service: Product:|
Service rating : service was fast,staff very helpful
Product : resident finds it easy to put on not too hot to wear, and easy to hang up out of the way when not in use
|10-Nov-2011 Service: Product:|
Service rating : very good service
Product : customer was very happy
|19-Oct-2011 Service: Product:|
|quick, efficient service. thank you|
|16-Oct-2011 Service: Product:|
Service rating : order arrived within 48 hrs
very pleased with service
Product : good quality product.
|05-Oct-2011 Service: Product:|
Service rating : Excellent company & service
Product : The size & product is excellent.
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