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

BS EN 175:1997

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

Status : Current, Under review   Published : December 1997
Conformity to regulation : Designated



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, Under review
Publication Date15 December 1997
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 1542:1982
International RelationshipsEN 175:1997
Amended ByAMD 9902
DescriptorsOptical measurement, Electrical insulation, Marking, Electrical testing, Welding equipment, Protective clothing, Instructions for use, Masks (protective clothing), Weight (mass), Drop tests, Eye protectors, Dimensions, Testing conditions, Water-resistance tests, Strength of materials, Performance, Design, Face shields, Water absorption, Fire resistance, Size measurement
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 KB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Customers who bought this product also bought

  • BS EN 166:2002
    Personal eye protection. Specifications
  • BS EN 169:2002
    Personal eye-protection. Filters for welding and related techniques. Transmittance requirements and recommended use
  • BS EN 170:2002
    Personal eye-protection. Ultraviolet filters.Transmittance requirements and recommended use
  • BS EN 171:2002
    Personal eye-protection. Infrared filters. Transmittance requirements and recommended use