BS EN 175:1997 - Personal protection. Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 175:1997

Personal protection. Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : December 1997



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.

Standard NumberBS EN 175:1997
TitlePersonal protection. Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date15 December 1997
Cross References89/686/EEC, EN 165:1995, EN 166:1995, EN 168:1995, EN 169:1992, EN 379:1994
ReplacesBS 1542:1982
International RelationshipsEN 175:1997
Amended ByAMD 9902
Draft Superseded By94/303016 DC
DescriptorsProtective clothing, Eye protectors, Face shields, Welding equipment, Masks (protective clothing), Marking, Instructions for use, Dimensions, Weight (mass), Performance, Strength of materials, Size measurement, Fire resistance, Testing conditions, Optical measurement, Electrical testing, Electrical insulation, Water-resistance tests, Water absorption, Design, Drop tests
Title in FrenchProtection individuelle. Equipements de protection des yeux et du visage pour le soudage et les techniques connexes
Title in GermanPersoenlicher Schutz. Geraete fuer Augen- und Gesichtsschutz beim Schweissen und bei verwandten Verfahren
ISBN0 580 28647 9
File Size177.2 KB

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