Safety First Sales Limited achieve the protection required in each apron by using vinyl sheets with a lead equivalency of .25LE & .175LE.
Multiple laminates of lead vinyl result in three possible Lead Equivalencies of .25 LE, .35 LE and .50 LE.
The lead vinyl is sewn between two sheets of either PVC or PU coated nylon (the coating being on the reverse side of the nylon to help water repulsion). For comfort, Nylon would normally be used on the inside of the apron. The outer material is determined by the aprons' intended use. PVC is easier to clean (when necessary) than nylon.
The average weight of aprons supplied are as follows:
Lightweight – average weight of 3.30 kg/m2.
Superlight – average weight of 3.00 kg/m2.
All weights and measurements carry a +/- 10 % tolerance
Source: (Lead Vinyl Manufacturer)
All tests have been carried out in accordance with IEC 61331-1:2002
In most of our products, we have improved levels of comfort and assisted posture. All aprons incorporate shoulder padding where the design allows, many of them are supplied with a lumbar support belt (LSB). The belt (when used correctly) allows for the redistribution of the aprons weight from the shoulders only onto the hip, at the same time giving additional support to the back in the lumbar region.
(APRONS WITH ALL-ROUND PROTECTION)
C1 – Coat style apron – Fastens as a conventional coat i.e. the two front panels just overlap down the middle of the front. Each standard size may be adjusted to allow an increase in chest size of 5cms. The lead equivalency (LE) of each panel will be 50LE as standard. (Supplied with LSB for comfort).
C2 – Coat style apron – The front panels overlap. As standard each panel is .25LE producing .5LE in the area of the overlap. (Supplied with LSB for comfort)
CP Poncho style apron – Fastens with a buckle on one shoulder, closes down one side with two velcro closures. (Customer specifies which side it opens). The front panel has .5LE and back panel .25LE as standard. (Supplied with LSB for comfort).
CP-2 – Poncho style apron – Fastens with buckles on both shoulders and closes down both sides with one velcro closure. Lead equivalency as for CP.
CV – Vest and kilt style apron – A two piece apron system designed to distribute the weight between the hips and shoulders. Front panels fully overlap (Ref C2), Vest and Kilt have velcro closures with an additional buckle on the Kilt only. Each panel has a .25LE as standard.
CT – Tunic and kilt style apron – The tunic vest fastens with a velcro fastner on one shoulder and closes down one side with a velcro closure. The lead equivalency for the Tunic is as it is for CP, the kilt remains at .25LE per panel as standard.
C3 – as C2– with rigid wrap around belt .
(APRONS WITH FRONT PROTECTION ONLY)
General Information: This style of X-ray apron may be supplied with a lead equivalency of .25, .35 and .50 LE
F1 – Quick drop (O.R.) apron with front Velcro closure belt.
F2 – Quick drop (O.R.) apron with front Velcro closure belt, elasticated back support and Velcro Closure on shoulder.
F3 – Basic Apron with front Velcro closure belt.
F4 – Apron with front buckle closure belt & elasticated back support.
F5 – Apron with front buckle closure belt, elastic back & shoulder straps.
F6 – Apron with shoulder buckle release and permanent wrap around rigid support belt.
F7 – Basic Apron with front buckle closure belt.
F8 – Basic Apron with removable (LSB for comfort) and shoulder straps.
F9 – Apron with front Velcro closure belt and elasticated back support.
F10 – Apron with front Velcro closure belt, elastic back and shoulder strap
MG – Mitten Glove.
DS – Detachable Sleeve.
HA – Half aprons.
TC – Thyroid collar (Select Nylon material for Comfort).