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 following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB):
- NFPA 2112, which outlines 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.
Enhanced and High-Visibility Solutions
For workers who need enhanced visibility for a safer work environment we offer a wide range of solutions. Whether you need a garment with reflective triple trim tape or to protect your employees following Canadian high-visibility apparel standard CSA Z96 in conjunction with ANSI 107 standards providing visibility to an employee in hazardous situations under any light conditions, G&K has a wide product selections to meet your safety requirements.
If your employee works in hazardous situations where visibility near moving vehicles in any light conditions by day and under illumination by vehicle headlights in the dark, G&K understands and meets the Canadian high-visibility apparel standard CSA Z96 and American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 -- the standard established by American National Standards Institute, Inc.). Workers are routinely exposed to the hazards of low visibility while on the job. 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 1 and Class 2 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, we are committed to Delivering Uniform Service Excellence®, which allows you to focus on what you do best, while we focus on what we do best. With this commitment, we make sure your employees project a professional image and feel comfortable throughout their day, all while meeting today's safety requirements. Whether you choose to rent or buy your uniforms and facility products and services, G&K works with you to meet your needs.