PPE with Gore protective fabrics has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs and protects as intended in a range of scenarios.
Arc rated PPE needs to offer the highest level of protection for electric utilities workers against the daily thermal hazards of an electric arc, without weighing down workers with garment bulk. Garments need to be light to wear (when wet or dry), so they are able to be worn for long shifts, in changing temperatures, indoors and outdoors, and even during rain. PPE should allow for freedom of movement, high visibility and the ability to work in narrow environments.
Wearing the right protective gear in foul weather can make all the difference to job performance. GORE-TEX workwear features durable waterproof and windproof protection with high breathability: the fabric is engineered so that sweat vapour can escape, to avoid a build-up of heat and perspiration, and can also easily withstand high water pressure and severe mechanical stress over many years. With this level of comfort and protection, workers can focus on the job at hand and work for long periods outdoors in tough conditions.