Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1

Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1

Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1

Arc Flash Clothing

Category 1 Polo Shirt By ProGARM 

ProGARM Arc Flash Polo Shirt provides Category 1 protection against arc flash according to IEC 61482-1-2:2009 ‘box test’ test method – when the polo shirt is combined with ProGARM 5630 arc flash sweatshirt a clothing protection level of Class 3 (31.0 cal/cm²) can be achieved.

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Arc flash polo shirt sizes range from S-4XL.

This premium navy long sleeved polo shirt is constructed using VXS+ Pique Flame Resistant fabric with a soft touch finish.

Arc Flash Protection

  • IEC 61482-1-1:2009 Open Arc Test Method Cal Rating – ARC 1 7cal/cm²
  • IEC 61482-1-2:2009 Box Test Method Class 1 or Class 2 – Class 1 4kA

Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1

Features & Benefits

  • Category 1 Arc Flash Protection
  • Enclosed stud placket – allows quick fastening of the polo shirt
  • VXS+ Flame Resistant blend – natural feel, comfortable, soft & ultimate protection against flame hazards
  • Breathable with good moisture management
  • ThermSAFETM plastic FR poppers – CE Certified
  • Knitted collar with tipping – ensures best appearance after washing
  • Rib knit cuffs – close fit polo shirt
  • Colour matched to other navy ProGARM garments for best appearance
  • SafetyICONTM on arm – visual EN Standards icon system

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Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1

Arc Polo Shirt | Order Code ProGARM 5280

Arc Flash Clothing Systems

Examples of clothing and garments that are often combined into an arc flash clothing and PPE system. 

Arc flash protection in layers where 1 + 1 = 3

ProGARM 5290 Polo Shirt & ProGARM 5630 Sweatshirt

ProGARM 5290 Polo Shirt & ProGARM 5630 Sweatshirt

European Standards

ProGARM 5280 arc flash polo shirts conform to the following European Standards:

  • EN ISO 11612:2015 |  A1 |  B1 | C1
    EN 1149-5:2008 | Pt. 5:2008 | Pt. 3:2004 | Charge Decay
    IEC 61482-2:2009 | Class 1 | ATPV = 7cal/cm² | ARC 1

Polo Shirt | Care Information

ProGARM 5280 polo shirts must be carefully cleaned to ensure arc flash protection levels are maintained.

  • Do not bleach, boil or use soap based products – clean polo shirts using detergents only
  • Dirty clothing may lead to reduction in arc flash protection
  • Company will not accept liability for garments where care labels have been ignored, neglected, defaced or removed
  • Always store arc flash clothing in clean dry conditions
  • Do not store in places subject to direct strong sunlight

Arc Flash Polo Shirt Size Chart

Chest to Fit (inches) 34-36 36-38 38-41 41-44 44-46 46-50 50-52 52-56 56-58
Chest to Fit (cms) 85-90 90-95 95-102.5 102.5-110 110-115 115-125 125-130 130-140 140-145
EU 44-46 46-48 48-52 52-56 56-58 58-62 62-64 64-66 66-68
DE 42-44 44-46 46-50 50-54 54-56 56-60 60-62 62-66 66-68
NL 42-44 44-46 46-50 50-54 54-56 56-60 60-62 62-66 66-68

Related Arc Flash Clothing Protection & Products


Arc flash clothing and garments in a layered combination deliver workwear protection against hazards according to IEC 61482 – PPE protects the worker against electric arc flash dangers. According to IEC 61482-1-1:2009 (encompassing NFPA 70E 2015) the 4 arc risk categories are numbered according to the severity threat and determine the clothing protection level required to protect against a minimum level of incident energy measured in calories / cm² – this is the ‘Open Arc’ test method and measures clothing protection level according to the Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV).

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Clothing

NFPA 70E outlines the requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to workplace electrical hazards.

The ‘Box Arc’ tests clothing materials and fabric according to a pass/fail test by exposure to electric arc produced by 4kA (Class 1) and 7kA (Class 2) short circuits – this is IEC 61482-1-2:2009.

ARC 1 4 Cal ♦ ARC 2 8 Cal ♦ ARC 3 25 Cal ARC 4 40 Cal 

IEC Standard 61482 – Class 1

Garment Category – Polo Shirt

Order Code – ProGARM 5280

  • Anti Static BS EN 1149-5:2008 Electrostatic Properties Of Protective Clothing
  • Flame Resistant EN ISO 11612:2015 Protective Clothing Against Heat & Flame

Arc Flash Class 1 Polo Shirt


Arc Flash

Safety Wear & Arc Flash Protection | Thorne & Derrick understand how critical it is to have reliable, highest quality personal protection equipment (PPE), clothing and workwear available from stock at competitive prices – protecting utility workers against arc flash dangers posed during maintenance on underground electric cables, overhead line conductors or electrical equipment.

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