Blog posts of '2016' 'August'

Elliotts showcases new innovations in Structural Fire Fighting Gloves at AFAC … and puts a challenge out to all Pinball lovers!


The annual Australia Fire and Emergency Conference, also known as AFAC attracts and showcases the latest developments in emergency services equipment and technology from around the globe to the Australasian region.

What you Should Know About Workplace Bullying


Bullying in the workplace not only affects staff, but it can also affect organisations in their ability to operate. Yet despite this, new research shows that bullying in the workplace is on the increase

FR Workwear is perfect for all workers and business


It is common misconception that flame resistant clothing is only worn by firefighters or in the petroleum industry. It is rather the opposite, flame resistant clothing are vital to many industries, not just those directly affected by fire. In this week’s blog we are going to discuss three great things about FR workwear.

Did you know – What is Modacrylic?

Modacrylic is a word that is most commonly used when discussing FR Workwear and Clothing.

Did you know that our Tecasafe Plus FR Workwear is constructed from a tri-blend that is 48% modacrylic? Did you know that this is one of the reasons why Tecasafe plus is a soft, lightweight fabric that is extremely comfortable to wear whilst providing the end user with superior inherent FR protection?

Design and Innovation

Cut protection for gloves – standard update

Mid-2016 will be a turning point in the safety industry as it is when the revision to the EN388 standard for gloves will be published and available to the public!

Why the change?

The EN388 standard has not been revised since 2003. Since then, there has been advances in materials used to make high-quality, cut-resistant gloves. For example, the current method used to test cut-resistance for EN388 is not ideal for gloves featuring liners blended with steel and glass because the test blade can rapidly become blunt. So now, data from the EN ISO 13997 test is being considered to provide an additional cut performance indicator.