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How to choose the right coverall for the right job

Supplier: Global Spill Control
15 August, 2018

From dust to fire, from asbestos abatement to working in emergency hazardous environments, find out what type of protection will best suit the task at hand.

Disposable coveralls are used for a wide range of purposes – some people require protection from dust or light sprays, whilst others need heavier duty protection from dangerous gases and vapours. With so many disposable coveralls on the market, it can be hard to decipher which one will best suit your needs.

 

So here’s a breakdown of each protection type and for what its most suitable:

Type 6 coveralls are ideal for light spray/aerosol protection and can be used for applications such as low level / low hazard sprays, painting, GRP manufacturing – wet applications, maintenance or cleaning with light oils and cleaning fluids, hygiene applications and non-critical pharmaceutical areas.

Type 5 coveralls provide protection against dry hazardous particles and are ideal for dry applications in fibreglass manufacturing, boatbuilding, windblade or similar manufacturing environments, wood and plastic processing, insulations, general manufacturing maintenance and asbestos abatement (higher protection may be required in highly concentrated areas).

Type 4 coveralls deliver protection against liquid sprays where the coverall may be soaked by a very light, pressured spray such as a sprinkler system. Applications may include tank cleaning, maintenance applications, chemical handling and distribution, clean-ups and oil spill management and contaminated land clearing.

Type 3 coveralls are also used to protect against liquid sprays however these are best suited for a high pressure, single jet spray. Applications may include high pressure cleaning, overhead/intense insecticide spraying, maintenance applications, chemical handling and distribution, clean-ups and oil spill management and contaminated land clearing.

Type 1 and 2 coveralls provide gas and vapour protection and are fully encapsulated with air-tight seams and closures, delivering the highest level of protection. These coveralls are best suited for working in hostile, highly hazardous industrial environments or by emergency responders.

So there’s a quick overview of each coverall and their best-suited applications. By considering the various environmental factors and types of disposable coveralls available, workers can be protected from associated risks.

 

More information and guidance on choosing the right coverall to best suit your needs can be obtained by contacting Global Spill Control.