Standars

Personal protection equipment

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that personal protection equipment used in the workplace is CE marked and provides appropriate protection at all times against the risk the employee is exposed to.

The employer is responsible for your safety at work

Employers are also responsible for ensuring that personal protection equipment is available where it is needed and that necessary training is given. Regular controls of personal protection being used should be made and immediate measures should be put in place if mandatory personal protection equipment is not being utilised. The employer is also responsible for procedures for storing, maintaining, repairing and replacing personal protective equipment and for ensuring that the personal protective equipment is in a good hygienic condition.

Our product managers are available for advice concerning correct choice of protective equipment.

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT STANDARDS

PERSONAL HEAD-PROTECTION

EN 397

Industrial safety helmets

EN 50365

Electrically insulating helmets for use on low voltage installations

EN 14052

High performance industrial helmets

EN 812

Industrial bump caps

 

PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

EN 341

Personal fall protection equipment – Descender devices for rescue

EN 353

Guided fall arresters

EN 354

Personal fall protection equipment – Lanyards

EN 354

Personal fall protection equipment – Lanyards

EN 358

Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height – Belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards

EN 360

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Retractable type fall arresters

EN 361

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Full body harnesses

EN 362

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Connector.

 

WORKWEAR STANDARDS

EN ISO 340 and EN ISO 13688

Protective clothing – General requirements

EN ISO 11612

Protective clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame

EN ISO 14116

Protective clothing – Protection against flame – Limited flame spread materials

EN ISO 11611

Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

IEC 61482

Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc

EN 13034

Protective clothing against liquid chemicals – limited protective performance against liquid chemicals

EN 1149

Protective clothing – Electrostatic properties

EN ISO 20471

High visibility clothing

EN 342

Protective clothing – Ensembles and garments for protection against cold

EN 343

Protective clothing – Protection against rain

EN 14404

Personal protective equipment – Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position

 

HEARING PROTECTORS

EN 458

Hearing protectors – Recommendations for selection, use, care and maintenance – Guidance document

EN 352

Hearing protectors

EN 13819-1

Hearing protectors – Testing – Part 1: Physical test methods

 

RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICES

EN 136

Respiratory protective devices – Full face masks – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 140

Respiratory protective devices – Half masks and quarter masks – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 143

Respiratory protective devices – Particle filters – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 14387

Respiratory protective devices – Gas filter(s) and combined filter(s) – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 14594

Respiratory protective devices – Continuous flow compressed air line breathing apparatus – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 149

Respiratory protective devices – Filtering half masks to protect against particles – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 12941

Respiratory protective devices – Power filtering devices incorporating a helmet or a hood – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 12942

Respiratory protective devices – Power assisted filtering devices incorporating full face masks, half masks or quarter masks – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 403

Respiratory protective devices for self-rescue – Filtering devices with hood for escape from fire – Requirements, testing, marking

EN 405

Respiratory protective devices – Valved filtering half masks to protect against gases or gases and particles – Requirements, testing, marking

 

WORKSHOES STANDARDS

EN 20345

Personal protective equipment – Safety footwear

EN 20347

Personal protective equipment – Occupational footwear

EN 15090

Footwear for firefighters

EN 17249

Safety footwear with resistance to chain saw cutting

ASTM

ASTM is an American standard for approval of protective equipment (American Society for Testing and Materials)

 

WORK GLOVES STANDARDS

EN 420

General requirements for protective gloves

EN 1149

Protection against electrostatic properties

EN 511

Protective gloves against cold

EN ISO 388:2016

Protective gloves from mechanical risks

EN ISO 374-1: 2016

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms Part 1: Terminology and performance requirements

EN ISO 374-5:2016

Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organism risks

EN 407

Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)

EN 12477

Protective gloves for welders