The required PPE needs to be issued to staff to protect them from the remaining hazards.
It is important that the PPE fits the wearer correctly. The level of protection can be reduced if the garments are too small, and garments that are too large are uncomfortable and clumsy. Therefore communal over garments are not a good idea.
Any flame retardant / arc flash PPE should have a unique identifier attached to each garment. This will allow historical records to be maintained on the garment such as its number of washes and repairs and who it has been issued to.
It is extremely important that the correct wash and repair procedures are followed as per the manufacturer's instructions. Again the protection level can be reduced if inappropriate repairs or wash detergents are applied to the garments.
The best solution is to approach a specialist launder and garment supplier such as Lion Apparel or Bristol Uniforms that supply the Fire Brigades.