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PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE)

DEFINITION OF PPE (European Directive 89/686/EEC)

The term "personal protection equipment" covers any item intended for wearing or carrying by the worker with the aim of protecting him from one or more risks likely to cause injury or jeopardize health while at work, in addition to any item or accessory having the same purpose.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PPE (European Directive 89/686/EEC)

  1. The equipment shall conform to the requirements of (European Directive 89/686/EEC)
  2. The equipment listed in Para 1 shall additionally:
  1. afford adequate protection against the risks it must protect from, without itself creating a greater risk
  2. be suitable for the existing workplace conditions
  3. allow for the workers’ ergonomic and health requirements
  4. be able to be adapted to the wearer / user’s personal preferences
  1. Where there are several risks requiring contemporary use of more than one item, the items must be compatible and able to maintain – even when used contemporarily – their effectiveness in terms of protection against the risk or risks

CE CERTIFICATION

As specified under European Directive 89/686/EEC, the manufacturer certifies that the PPE is designed and manufactured to have the essential health and safety requirements stipulated in Annex II of said Directive.

All PPE shall carry the CE symbol.

PPE is divided into categories according to the type of risk it is designed for: these different categories are subject to different forms of certification.

CATEGORIES TYPE OF CERTIFICATION
1. For minor risks only : Simple PPE designed to protect the individual from minimal risks Declaration of conformity issued by the manufacturer (with no external controlling body)

Manufacturer’s declaration

2. PPE to protect the individual from risks which do not come under the other two categories Issue of CE declaration

By an authorized controlling body

3. PPE giving greater protection against risks which may cause death or severe and / or permanent injury Issue of CE declaration

CHOOSING GARMENT SIZE : all measurements refer to finished garments, in cm

SIZE

WAIST

CHEST

HEIGT

SIZE

WAIST

CHEST

HEIGHT

44

48

52

56

60

84-88

84-88

92-96

104-108

112-116

104-108

112-116

120-124

128-132

136-140

164-170

170-176

176-182

176-182

182-188

46

50

54

58

62

84-88

92-96

100-104

108-112

116-120

108-112

116-120

124-128

132-136

140-144

164-170

170-176

176-182

176-182

182-188


Machine wash

Can be bleached (CI)

Can be ironed

Can be spin-dried

Dry clean only

MAX
25

Max no. Of times can be washed

PICTOGRAMS FOR PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

The pictograms on garment labels refer to the risk catagories defined by European legislation. Where there is no specific pictogram, the garment is to be considered in Catagory 1, whith limited protection against minor risks.

Risk of tangling in moving parts EN 340 + EN510
Foul weather protection EN 340 + EN 343
Poor visibility risks EN 340 + EN471 + EN1150
Low temperature EN 340 + EN 510
Risk of electric shock EN 340 + EN1149.1+EN1149.2
 

 

Chainsaw operator risk

EN340 + EN381.1+EN381.2+

EN381.3 + EN381.4+EN381.5+

EN381.6 + EN381.7+EN381.8

 

 

Chemical hazardi

EN340+EN465+EN466+EN467+

EN943+EN944+EN945+EN946+

EN1511+EN1512+EN1513 (for materials:

EN463+EN468+EN464+EN368+

EN369

Danger from heat and flames EN340+EN469+EN1486+EN470.1+

EN470.2+EN531(for materials: EN373+

EN348+EN366+EN367+EN532+EN533+

EN702b

 

 

Radioactive contamination risk

  

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