Salisbury Electrical Safety announces its new product, the Salisbury by Honeywell Lift Front Hood. The Lift Front Hood is a revolutionary hybrid in arc flash head protection that promises to increase worker visibility, breathability and efficiency.
The Salisbury Lift Front Hood combines the award winning weight balancing face shield, a clear chin guard and the standard arc flash protection hood. Lift Front Hood’s wider face shield and transparent chin guard allow for a 45° greater vertical view compared to the standard arc flash hood. The wider view increases the vertical peripheral vision field by 109% for the worker. Improved visibility increases safety since electrical workers are much more aware of their surroundings while working in an arc flash hazardous environment.
Heat stress is a major concern in arc flash protection because protective clothing and equipment are bulky and non-breathable. Lift Front Hood’s industrial bracket design creates a natural ventilation system that allows carbon dioxide and heat to escape as they are emitted from the body.
The absence of fabric over the hard hat also mitigates trapped air that can cause fogging and heat stress. The face shield is latched to the hood when in operation and can be raised and stowed in a weight balancing position over the hard hat when not in use or when a worker steps out of the arc flash boundary to obtain additional fresh air.
While offering the same level of arc flash protection, the Lift Front Hood has 60% less fabric weight than the standard hood, thus making the LFH much lighter and more comfortable than any other hood available in the marketplace. The fabric shrouds are currently available in 40 calorie ratings but the Salisbury by Honeywell line plans to expand to include a 20 and 31 calorie rating in the near future. The Lift Front Hood’s fabric weight, breathability, visibility and lifting features make it a pioneer in the fusion of comfort and safety in arc flash protection products and Salisbury is very excited to introduce this revolutionary product to the marketplace.
Salisbury Electrical Safety, a part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions strategic business group, is an industry leader in manufacturing personal protective equipment and live line tools to protect commercial and industrial electrical workers from the hazards of their job. For more information, visit www.SalisburybyHoneywell.com
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