By combining our heritage and experience of manufacturing highly technical protective clothing for firefighters and public order officers, with innovative thinking and the very latest and best quality fabrics we have created the ProTec multi-hazard protective clothing range. A range that is designed to provide outstanding protection in dangerous, flammable or explosive conditions such as on-site, lineside or power generation sites.
The new innovative ProTec multi-hazard workwear collection by Ballyclare provides flame retardancy, protection against arc flash, anti-static protection, protection while welding and high visibility. To ensure our customers can be truly protected all in weather and working environments we have designed game-changing waterproof outer garments using technologically advanced GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabrics from our partners W.L. Gore and Associates (UK) Limited. These new GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments offer lightweight, comfortable and ergonomic designs normally associated with consumer outerwear garments to give wearers a very high level of protection against arc flash hazards and maintains all the core benefits of using GORE-TEX Fabrics that are known for their high-performance waterproof and breathable properties. We take your safety extremely seriously and that is why we manufacture ProTec clothing in accordance with Module D (quality system monitoring) meaning on-going checks are made to ensure the consistent production of Category III 'Life-Saving' PPE.
The ProTec multi-hazard workwear range includes a comprehensive selection of arc flash protection, flame-retardant garments which offer protection against hazards such as electrical arc flashes, static discharges, welding sparks, molten metal and many more. We’ve used our year's of experience and our expertise to create a new solution for anyone who needs multi-hazard, flame-retardant garments that will provide maximum protection at all times. With the traditional Ballyclare hallmarks of proven design, high-quality materials and outstanding manufacturing processes ProTec garments can satisfy that requirement safely and reliably, time after time.
Our Category III 'Life-Saving' PPE is manufactured in accordance with Module D (quality system monitoring) and is perfect for many different industries and working environments such as rail, on-site, utilities and offshore and is already being supplied into the rail and utilities sectors. ProTec is designed to combine maximum comfort with outstanding protection and durability for people working in dangerous, flammable or other high-risk environments. The ProTec protective clothing range satisfies the requirements of many different regulatory standards, so you can be sure they are more than capable of meeting the demands placed on them.
Among the many impressive features added for comfort as well as safety are funnel neck collars, chevron reflective strips and YKK® zips for maximum protection, elasticated waists and adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs for a perfect fit, plus utility pockets and triple needle stitching for maximum practicality and durability. The range offers trousers, jackets, coveralls, long sleeve polo shirts, sweatshirts plus bib-and-brace garments in hi vis orange, and a high visibility yellow/navy combination. Men's garments are available from stock with female-fit items made to order. Trust your protective clothing, trust ProTec. Always keeping you safe.
Heavy rain in the morning. Rising temperatures in the afternoon. Long working days. It is tough to work outside in hard weather conditions. And in some jobs, it is getting even tougher. The risk of an electric arc can put workers into extreme danger every day. Of course, there is norm compliant protective clothing available but those materials are heavy, bulky and absorb rain. In addition, on warmer days, workers tend not to wear them. All this puts your protection at risk. Until now. Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments stay lightweight and comfortable when wet or dry. They are durably waterproof and reliably protect you against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. Maximum comfort combined with the highest protection level.
Included in the ProTec range are the very latest technology GORE-TEX PYRAD® Waterproof versions of the ProTec jacket, trousers and coverall, which are made from the advanced, high-performance GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric. These provide the same ProTec protection benefits but with the added benefit of reliable, breathable & waterproofing with some of the highest arc flash ratings in PPE, extending the range of working environments and applications where the ProTec range can provide the ultimate workwear solution. Our ProTec GORE-TEX PYRAD® clothing offers a far more lightweight and comfortable solution than bulky, traditional waterproof non-breathable protective clothing. For the wearer they are far closer to the feel of high-end garments made for walking and running, yet they still provide outstanding protection against wet weather and many different types of arc flash hazards. When wet or dry, GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are up to 20% lighter than other garments with Category III arc protection. This encourages people in high-risk environments to wear them at all times, and still provides the comfort and freedom of movement they need to go about their work.
Designed to be equally comfortable for both men and women, ProTec GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments are available in hi vis orange and are available as to made to order in two tone Yellow/Navy. Be safe – whatever the challenge.
First, it's self-extinguishing. Upon arc exposure, the GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric reduces convective heat flow and stop flames or damage from an arc flash by forming a carbonaceous char with the fabric. Second, heat transfer is reduced. The physical integrity of the fabric is maintained effectively for reduced heat transfer to the skin.
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric and the garment construction are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable and reliably protect electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. They stay lightweight and comfortable even when wet. When wet or dry, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments are up to 20% lighter than other garments with Category III arc protection. Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments feel less bulky to wear and lead to more wearer acceptance.
”The test jacket dries really well,‘‘ end user quote.
Garment constructions and styles are tested for a full hour in heavy rain to ensure waterproofness and ensure they reach and exceed the rain tower test EN 14360. W.L. Gore & Associates also test durability through industrial laundry tests, approved to ISO 15797 at 60°C.
”The lightness of the test jacket is such a bonus because my harness is so heavy,‘‘ end user quote.
Our GORE-TEX PYRAD® Garments provide lightweight, comfortable protection, not only against flame but can also limit the effect of arc flash. This slow-motion video shows a GORE-TEX PYRAD® Jacket being tested in an arc flash situation. These technically advanced Gore fabrics improve thermal stability and thermal insulation by enabling garments to maintain mechanical integrity following exposure to heat and flame threats. The self-extinguishing properties provide a new level of flame resistance for personal protective equipment demonstrating a low percentage of body burn. After exposure, the fabric will sustain a stable char that will not flake, or disintegrate, with minimal shrinkage. GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabric technology is inherent to the fabric and is durable for the life of the product. It is not a flame retardant (FR) chemical treatment or coating, and does not wear off over time
Ballyclare uses this technology in our high visibility, arc protection, waterproof range for railway and electrical utility workers.
Video by W.L. Gore & Associates.
To keep you safe from the inside out we have developed a range of flame retardant base layers. These lightweight, durable base layer are worn under protective workwear. They offer complete next to skin comfort and are available in men's and women's fits with a variety sizes and styles to suit your needs.
Our FR underwear is designed in 200 gsm 58% Protex™ / 39% cotton / 3% elastane inherent modacrylic fabric and are approved to EN ISO 11612 A1, B1, C1 and EN ISO 13688.
Wear our base layers underneath your work clothing to stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter and protected at all times.