How do you choose the right fit for flame retardant clothing? This article gives you a detailed explanation of how to measure yourself. First you need to start with a tape measure, which will help you to take better measurements of your body.
Height: stand straight with your feet together while looking straight ahead with your chin out so that your height can be measured accurately.
Shoulder width: To measure shoulder width, with your hands naturally down and again with your head up, pull the tape measure from your left shoulder to your right shoulder, always starting from the very front.
waist: place the tape measure between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the hip bone, the crease formed when bending to one side is the natural waist circumference.
Upper body: measure from the base of the neck all the way to the base of the hips and then from the back.
Arms: To measure your arms, make sure your arms are slightly bent at the elbow. To measure from the back, place the end of the tape measure in the middle of your neck and pull it up to your shoulder and elbow, all the way to your wrist.
Leg length: to measure leg length similar to measuring height, stand straight with your feet together, pull the tape measure from the bottom of your feet towards your waist and record the value.
Getting your height right will not only help you choose the right workwear or functional flame retardant clothing, it will also maximise the protection you get from your workwear, so it’s important to take this seriously. Every worker should have the right clothing to protect them from the elements.Xinke Protective wants all workers to be safe and protected.