fbpx
Client Login

Protect Yourself with Flame-resistant Gear

Flash fires are fires that spread rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, lasting up to five seconds. Flash fire incidents can result in serious burn injuries and fatalities, so it is important to take steps to protect yourself. Flame-resistant clothing (FRC) greatly improves your chance of surviving and regaining quality of life after a flash fire. You should wear your FRC when there is a high risk of flash fire.

What is FRC?

The term “flame-resistant clothing” refers to any type of clothing with a flame-resistant or flame-retardant treatment.

Who is at Risk?

Anyone involved in drilling, servicing and production-related operations could be at risk of injury by flash fire.

When am I at Risk?

Flash fires happen more often when the drilling process hits zones of hydrocarbons and gas because the pressure from underground could push fluids up to the drilling rig floor. This can easily lead to flash fires.

  • Whenever your site will be drilling into identified gas or hydrocarbon zones, put on FRC before drilling begins.
  • When there is a history of fluid or gas kicks from underground, wear proper FRC.
  • Wear FRC until the final casing is cemented and the well is effectively closed.

Your supervisor will also determine whether it is appropriate to wear FRC when carrying out well-servicing, workover or production-related operations. Check with your supervisor before beginning these operations.

Maintaining your FRC

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining and storing your FRC.
  • If there is anything preventing you from maintaining your FRC, inform your supervisor.
  • Before putting on FRC each time, verify that it has no damaged parts and is completely free of tears or areas of wear.
  • If you suspect your FRC might be defective for any reason, tell your supervisor immediately.

We are Your Resource

We ask that you wear FRC because we want you to be as safe from injury as possible. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to talk to your supervisor – at , your well-being is our first priority.

© 2014, 2019, 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

INSURICA
INSURICA

Share This Story

Stay Updated

Subscribe to the INSURICA blog and receive the latest news direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to the blog

Related Blogs

SECURE Act 2.0: What Employers Should Know

January 26th, 2023|Blog, Employee Benefits|

At the end of December 2022, the SECURE Act 2.0 cleared both houses of Congress as part of an omnibus end of year appropriation. The Act is a package of bills focused on retirement that expands on provisions from the original SECURE Act enacted in 2019.

Top 5 Benefits Concerns of Employers in 2023

January 24th, 2023|Blog, Employee Benefits|

As HR teams re-evaluate their offerings in the coming year, they are focused on providing the best employee benefits in the most efficient ways. To help teams make informed decisions, one benefits firm, Nava Benefits, collected information about choices made by HR teams from over 600 vendors across 28 benefit categories.

Go to Top