Meeting Today's Stringent Regulations and Safety Standards
G&K Services is a leader in servicing the oil, gas, and mining industries with uniform apparel, accessories, and facility products and services that meet today’s regulations and safety standards. That’s why so many companies throughout North America rely on G&K as a key provider in their safety program.
Whether you are looking for flash-fire, electric arc-flash, enhanced, or high-visibility protection, G&K provides safety and image solutions based on your needs and your individual worksite safety assessment. When designing our product solutions and selecting fabrications, we keep in mind key attributes, such as comfort, functionality, and durability to help employees feel more comfortable wearing protective apparel during their time on the job. This is especially important for those working in conditions where heat stress can be an issue.
We are experts at caring for the special fabric and garments that protect your workers. We launder, repair, and process the garments following precise standard operating procedures to ensure garments are cared for properly.
Flash-Fire Flame-Resistant Solutions
Flash fire is a hazard in any environment where concentrated fuel (flammable solids and liquids or their gases, vapors, or dust) may become mixed with enough oxygen to support combustion. A flash fire is a sudden and unexpected ignition that is relatively short in duration, averaging three seconds or less. Flash-fire potential is a common hazard in petrochemical plants, mining operations, and gas utility services, as well as in oil and gas refineries and extraction and pipeline services. Understanding and meeting standards is essential when it comes to protecting your employees, your workplace, and your reputation. We support and meet the standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB):
- NFPA 2112 and CGSB 155.20, which outline the certification, performance, and testing requirements for flash fire protection
- NFPA 2113, which assures the proper selection and care of garments to ensure protection and safety levels are maintained
We address your safety needs by offering a wide range of high-quality, flame-resistant fabric options, such as NOMEX®, UltraSoft®, and 88/12 FR cotton blends along with GlenGuard®, all available in different fabric weights, colors, and styles. Our most popular and fastest growing solution is our GlenGuard® 4.5oz light-weight HRC1 inherent blend, flame-resistant fabric that offers comfort in high-heat environments, moisture-wicking properties, fade resistance, and static control.
For workers who need to increase their visibility for a safer work environment, we offer a wide range of solutions. Whether you are simply looking to enhance worker visibility or to comply with the ANSI-107 high-visibility standard, G&K Services’ product offerings will help you meet your safety requirements.
Workers must be visible to vehicle operators in all lighting conditions and against complex environmental backgrounds. High-visibility apparel enhances worker visibility. G&K offers products that meet the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear (ANSI 107-2010). This standard provides guidelines for the selection and use of high-visibility safety apparel, such as shirts, rainwear, outerwear, safety vests, and headwear to improve worker visibility during the day, in low-light conditions, and at night. We have offerings that fit Class 2 and Class 3 protection. A G&K sales representative will work with you to help design a program based on your safety and image requirements.
While it’s about your business, it’s also about you
Your business is your key focus and, in many cases, you wear multiple hats. At G&K Services, we are committed to Delivering Uniform Service Excellence®, thereby allowing you to focus on what you do best, while we focus on what we do best. Whether you chose to rent and/or buy your uniforms and facility products and services, G&K has a wide range of solutions to meet your needs.
Additionally, with our facility products and service solutions, we ensure your employees stay healthy and productive, and that your facility projects a positive image to your customers and employees.