Fire-Retardant & Inherent – AS/NZS: 2755.1985 / AS/NZS: 2801.2008 / NFPA 2112
For those industries where heat or fire present an everyday hazard, there is no room for compromise or doubt when considering the potential risks posed by sparks, excessive heat or flames. Rift have carefully created a range of flame-retardant and inherent fabrics that combine an outstanding level of protection with functionality and comfort. This includes garments made from selected fabrics that self-extinguish when the source of ignition is removed, protecting the wearer from serious burns.
The materials used in our flame-retardant and inherent garments are designed to protect on contact with flames, and convective or radiated heat. Our base-layer garments, when teamed with an outer fire-retardant layer, offer the same level of protection and due to the use of superior materials, also deliver outstanding breathability and comfort.
The NFPA 2112 Standard provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel, with the intent of not contributing to the burn injury of the wearer, providing a degree of protection to the wearer, and reducing the severity of burn injuries resulting from short-duration thermal exposures or accidental exposure to flash fires.
Arc Flash Protection – NFPA 70E
The Hazard Risk Category (HRC) outlines the Arc Thermal Protective Value (APTV) requirement and the clothing types required to offer specific flame-resistant protection, the minimum incident energy (in calories per cubic centimetre) that protection equipment can be exposed to in order to prevent the onset of a second degree burn.
Anti-Static Protection – AS/NZS: 1020.1995
Certain natural fibres do not attract static electricity (static neutral) and therefore reduce the risk of an electric shock to the body. One hundred per cent cotton is the most common static control included in safety garments.
Many Rift inherent fabrics have anti-static fibres woven into the material, which are not seen by the naked eye. We can also manufacture various cotton or modacrylic garments, by evenly placing carbon thread one centimetre throughout the whole garment to spread the possible spark instead of creating a spark.
Hydrophilic garments pull perspiration away from your skin to the outer layer of the fabric where it is able to evaporate faster, leaving your skin fresh and without excessive perspiration.
Rift recognises the importance of providing breathable safety garments that included mesh ventilation at key perspiration points on selected garments. This type of workwear is suitable for hot, tropical climates.
Breathable, wind and waterproof clothing – AS 2001.2.18:1987
On occasions when work must proceed whatever the weather, it is necessary to be properly protected against the elements. Any garments used should meet the AS 2001.2.18:1987 certification if comfort is to be assured regardless of precipitation and wind.
By manufacturing with Rift FRAS Oxford 300D 10000/10000wpmm material, the wearer will be kept dry for extended periods since no water will pass the through fabric membrane for up to 10 hours. This is the highest rating available for this type of fire-resistant/anti-static waterproof fabric, which has been purposely designed by Rift for our clients with projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Rift have also recognised the need to develop lightweight safety garments that are appropriate for the warmest conditions.
Rift can custom-manufacture garments that are: 1/ extremely lightweight using various fabrics, 2/ use cotton rip-stop material (145gsm), 3/ appropriate for equator off-shore mining projects is our 150gsm fire inherent HRC1 modacrylic fabrics, 4/ include UV 50+ treatment with full certification to repel the suns rays.
Insect Repellent Safety Garments- DIN EN ISO 10993-1:2003-12
At Rift we provide a range of technically advanced fire-resistant/anti-static/insect repellent garments to various companies in PNG and Africa that require more than just fire-resistant/anti-static (FRAS) protection alone.
An insect repellent treatment called Permethrin is added to the fabric manufacturing stage which provides continuous protection for at least 70 washes.
Rift’s FRAS/insect repellent lightweight garments are vital in warm tropical climates for worker comfort and safety, protecting against the risk posed by mosquitoes carrying Malaria.
High Visibility – AS/NZS: 4602.1:2011 / AS/NZS 1906.4:2010
High-visibility garments are a must for a wide range of industries to ensure that workers can be differentiated from their surroundings. Rift manufacture garments that are designed to be worn either during the day, at night, or both, which, for maximum protection, can include retro reflective taping at points that are suited to your work purpose.
Garments designed to meet the AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 Day Only Standard are suitable for conditions where the visibility of workers must be maximised, such as when in the presence of vehicles travelling at speed or when they must be visible at a distance, in conditions of poor visibility, or where workers may appear suddenly in the path of moving plant equipment. These garments include a minimum of 0.2m2 of high visibility fabric (AS/NZS 1906.4:2010) on both the front and back.
Garments designed to fulfil the AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for either Day/Night or Night Standard must include retro reflective taping configured in an ‘H’ Pattern or ‘Hoop’ Pattern. High visibility material must encircle the upper body.
Rift’s garments use high visibility materials tested to Australian Standard AS/NZS 1906.4:2010, which outlines the requirements for fluorescent capabilities and the chromaticity reading to ensure that the bright hues used are within the required colour range.
UV Treatment Certification – AS/NZS:4399.1996
Rift’s sun protective safety garments are specifically designed to provide protection from the sun utilising several different methods. Firstly, we use several fabrics rated for their level of ultraviolet (UV) protection, with sun protective properties derived through use of a unique weave structure and denier (referring to the thread count per inch). These fabrics include either full percentages or blends of heavyweight natural fibres (e.g., cotton, linen or hemp), lightweight synthetics (e.g., polyester, nylon, spandex and polypropylene), or natural or synthetic indigo-dyed denim, twill and canvas. We can also incorporate a further level of UV protection by pre-treating garments made from selected fabrics with UV-inhibiting ingredients.
Our sun protective clothing adheres to particular design parameters that either maximise skin coverage or provide full coverage to areas of the skin most susceptible to UV damage. We manufacture garments that are long-sleeved, include full-length trousers, skirts and dresses.