Survival suits for various work tasks, - with and without integrated buoyancy Work suits are survival suits for use in daily work on board, or in transit between installations. These are suits designed for safety combined with freedom of movement when performing tasks such as maintenance in exposed situations. Hansen Protection has developed, manufactured and sold work suits since 1975 and is a favorite among the users. We develop suits for many different user areas, giving you the choice of suits that can be tailored to the purpose. Our customers are found in most segments in the market, from regular shipping via fisheries and offshore wind energy, - to rescue services.
Work suits may be approved for use with and without lifejacket. Should you wear a lifejacket with your suit, this should be clearly stated. Workwear that can be used without a lifejacket must be approved as AES suits according to Solas' LSA code. AES stands for the Anti Exposure Suit and this suit is designed provide the user a minimum of 12 cm freeboard when immersed in water. The buoyancy required to get this freeboard is usually achieved with integrated buoyancy in the suit, optionally in combination with an inflatable hood.
In work suits where a separate life jacket is required, the freeboard is obtained with an approved life jacket - normally with a minimum of 150N buoyancy. Do you carry a lot of tools and the like? we recommend life jackets in the 275N class.
Fabrics Work suits are made of both breathable and non-breathable fabrics. Our non-breathable fabrics have been used for decades, with the best experiences of durability and softness in cold conditions. Here you choose between suits in neoprene and PU coated nylon/oxford. To ventiltate excess heat, you can easily open the neck, possibly sleeves. If you choose a suit in this material, you are sure to have a costume that has longevity and waterproofness.
Hansen Protection have a long experience with breathable fabrics. Suits made of breathable fabrics are in general somewhat more comfortable for work with higher intensity. These fabrics are available in three variants, one with highest flame retardance (Nomex), one that meets the flame requirements in aviation and one that meets the requirements for flame retardancy according to ISO 15027 and Solas' LSA code. The fabrics are 3-layer, PTFE-laminated or coated with PU; - With a protective backing for wear resistance. We select fabrics carefully to which application the suit is intended, and withstand tough strain. Some of the fabrics are made by GoreTex.
Options - main zipper - neck seals - cuffs Hansen Protection offers users a choice of different orientations of the waterproof zipper, - either with separate zip and neck seal (traditional diving suit solution) or with the watertight zip in a split/open neck seal. This last solution has the advantage that the suit is easy to don, and offers the possibility to fast and efficiently ventilate excess heat in the suit.
In recent years we have used waterproof zippers from the TIZIP in a polyurethane and plastic combination. These zippers are highly reliable and lightweight; - smoother and easier to close than the metal locks that were used in the past.
Hansen Protection normally uses neck closures and cuffs in neoprene because these are the most reliable ones that can be used. We join the neoprene and fabrics in our special way that make them comfortable, but at the same time it's easy to change when the time comes.
Innovations - Adjustable neck closure On some of our suits with a separate waterproof zip and neck seal you can choose to have a unique and innovative adjustable neck seal. This neoprene seal is specially constructed to make it possible to open unexposed situations; - and may be closed in a simple handgrip when required. With proper use, this seal will be 100% watertight. This solution is very well received and popular in several user environments.
Gloves and hood Most of our work suits are equipped with good working gloves and hoods in the neoprene. The gloves are flexible in size and have reinforcement in the palm and fingers. Both hood and gloves are easy to replace when needed.
Socks or boots Some of our standard work suits are fitted with fixed boots in PU, PVC or neoprene. PU and PVC boots provide very good insulation and sole grip with an integrated steel tip (S4) that provides the necessary protection against dropping of heavy objects over the foot. Neoprene, the boots are chosen for good fit and insulation, - as well as the possibility of using swim fins.
Suits with socks allow you to use footwear of your own choice. We supply carefully selected boots from high quality suppliers in the United States and Europe, with very good fit, many sizes and drainage for quick drying after a work session.
Lining - thermal protection and buoyancy Work suits that are approved for use without separate lifejackets are often fitted with a lining in closed-cell foam. This material provides good buoyancy, but also very good insulation. Suits that must be used with approved lifejackets are normally provided with insulating lining, without buoyancy. This type of thrmal linings releases excess heat to the outer shell, takeing benefit rom the breathable proprties of the outer shell fabric.
Bag All our suits are delivered with a spacious bag for suit and other belongings.