PROTECTIVE CLOTHING LABELLING
Choosing the right protective clothing to protect against the hazards of the work environment can be a tricky task. Find out more about what the different types and standards of protective clothing mean.
Depending on the materials and construction, protective suits may be intended for hazardous work (CE category III certified) or non-hazardous work (CE category I):
CE category I: Suitable for non-hazardous work.
CE category II: Suitable for work involving variable risk factors. The protective suit has undergone a type-examination, which checks the conformity of the product with the manufacturer’s technical specification and carries out tests to confirm that the product complies with the standards laid down.
CE category III: Suitable for potentially dangerous or life-threatening work.
Protective suits for hazardous work (complying with the CE category III standard) are further subdivided into “types” which provide information on the appropriate use:
Some protective suits and their materials are marked with specific additional standards.
Protection against biological hazards.
Protection against radioactive contamination.
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