OHS Canada Magazine

Cementex unveils latest in arc flash PPE – new lift-front hoods


November 10, 2021
By OHS Canada

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, recently announced the release of a new lift-front hood in their Ultralight Series of Arc Flash PPE.

The lift-front hoods provide a larger viewing area through the updated clear grey colour shield, and remain compatible with Cementex’s innovative hood ventilation system, for the greatest possible safety of personnel in environments in and around energized equipment. The ventilation system helps to reduce the risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather conditions.

By enhancing the area of view to see potential hazards and users’ peripheral vision, the new lift-front hood design helps to minimize accidental contact with energized, hazardous conductors.

The lift-front shield must remain latched safely while operators are within the hazardous area around energized equipment, but can be lifted when safely away in order to more easily facilitate breaks.

Cementex PPE hoods are unique within the Arc Flash Protective Equipment landscape, as the hood completely covers the hard hat.

A headlight strap with an optional LED light provides the necessary illumination for safe work in poorly lit environments.

All Cementex hoods are vent ready allowing upgrade to include a ventilation system at a later time.

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