What is EN ISO 11611?
Personal protective equipment (PPE) covered by other International Standards must be worn to protect the head, face, hands, and feet for effective protection against the risks to which welders are likely to be exposed.
ISO 11611:2015 establishes minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing, such as hoods, aprons, sleeves, and gaiters, that are designed to protect the wearer's body, including the head (hoods) and feet (gaiters), and are to be worn during welding and allied processes with comparable risks. This International Standard exclusively applies to hoods and gaiters for the protection of the wearer's head and feet. Foot, hand, face, and/or eye protection are not covered by this International Standard.
In normal welding conditions, this type of protective clothing is designed to protect the wearer from spatter (small splashes of molten metal), short contact time with flame, radiant heat from an electric arc used for welding and allied processes, and minimises the risk of electrical shock from short-term, accidental contact with live electrical conductors at voltages up to approximately 100 V d. c. Sweat, soiling, and other pollutants can reduce the level of protection given at these voltages against short-term inadvertent contact with live electric wires.
PORTWEST HAS 72 STYLES CERTIFIED TO THE EN ISO 11611: STANDARD including thePortwest Bizweld FR Coverall BIZ1 and Portwest Flame Resistant Anti-Static Coverall 350g FR50 garments
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