The Shotblasting Uniform
In this industry, health and safety is paramount. So, it’s important that before we’ve even begun to blast anything clean, we are wearing the correct clothing so that injuries and risks are minimised. There’s a range of different suits & uniforms out there, and we thought we’d share them with you.
There’s the simple, standard Blast Suit. Leather and cotton blaster suits offer comfort and durability, with the leather used to reinforce the high wear areas of the arm, leg and body front sections where abrasive ricochet is at a high. The cotton provides a more flexible material for low impact areas.
Next, there’s the Flame Retardant Wet Blast Suit. This heavy duty resistant fabric is manufactured to military standards, providing optimum wear resistance. The flame retardant blast suit is manufactured from military grade fabric and is fully tested and approved. This suit is capable of being used on both wet and dry blast processes in addition to being flame retardant. Comfort is achieved by using high technology fabrics which allow full mobility and a breathable inner lining to help regulate body temperature.
Alongside a full suit, you can buy a reinforced cape to protect the upper body, maintaining an airtight seal with the helmet in the neck area. This is recommended for use with the Flame Retardant Wet Blast Suit.
These suits, and any accessories depending on the job at hand, for example if you were to shot blast at a height you can get a reinforced cape with specifically tailored safety features including carabiners and clips to attach yourself to any cables and wires needed, are essential to the job.
Without these, becoming a shot blaster would be incredibly dangerous and a risk that no one should be prepared to take. The force that the grit and other materials used in the shot blaster is incredibly strong and something to protect yourself against.