The Flame Retardant Kitchen Apron is designed to be worn by kitchen staff to help prevent burns or spitting fat and flame flare-ups.
The front is made from a flame retardant material made in the USA. It is used for a variety of garments in high risk industries. These include shirts, pants, coveralls, jackets, bib overalls, arc flash suits for maintenance & electrical workers and for workers in electric utilities, oil, gas, petrochemical, chemical and ferreous metal industries.
The back is made from open netting material, which is not a fire or flame retardant material. This material is cooler and generally protection is only required at the front.
There are two pockets at the front, and ties on either side.
We carried out some in-house testing with this material. A sample was held over a burning flame for 30 seconds without any noticeable difference to the material. Also, hot dripping fat was dropped on to the material without any significant burning to an exposed arm under the material. Please remember that this test was only for a short period of time. The time transmitted heat could cause injury if the ‘flame test’ or ‘fat test’ was for a longer duration.
This material is not designed for firefighting or any prolonged time in a flame or under hot fat.