In the context of clothing, “FR” stands for “Flame Resistant” or “Fire Retardant”. This means that the clothing is designed to resist ignition and prevent the spread of flames. Flame-resistant clothing doesn’t easily catch fire, and even if it does, it’s designed to self-extinguish. This type of clothing is used in various industries where workers are at risk of coming into contact with open flames, sparks, or other sources of intense heat. This includes industries such as oil and gas, electrical, and firefighting.
It’s important to note that while FR clothing is flame resistant, it is not entirely fireproof. It is designed to provide the wearer with time to escape from a dangerous situation, but it cannot entirely prevent burn injuries if the exposure to fire is prolonged. Always adhere to safety guidelines when working in hazardous environments.