BS EN 175:1997 specifies safety requirements and test methods for personal protective equipment used to protect the operator's eyes and face against harmful optical radiation and other specific risks or hazards in usual welding, cutting or similar operations.
This European Standard specifies protection including ergonomic aspects against risks or hazards of radiative, flammable, mechanical and electrical nature. The equipment is designed to incorporate protective filters, with or without cover/backing oculars as recommended by the welding protector manufacturer, in accordance with EN 166:1995 and complying with EN 169:1992 or EN 379:1994.
Hoods, inspector face screens, laser protective equipment and welding protection for special
applications, are not covered in this standard.
This standard defines the terms used and specifies requirements for materials, design and manufacture.