BS EN ISO 11611:2015 - Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

BS EN ISO 11611:2015

Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2015



This International Standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing including hoods, aprons, sleeves, and gaiters that are designed to protect the wearer’s body including head (hoods) and feet (gaiters) and that are to be worn during welding and allied processes with comparable risks. For the protection of the wearer’s head and feet, this International Standard is only applicable to hoods and gaiters. This International Standard does not cover requirements for feet, hand, face, and/or eye protectors.

This type of protective clothing is intended to protect the wearer against spatter (small splashes of molten metal), short contact time with flame, radiant heat from an electric arc used for welding and allied processes, and minimizes the possibility of electrical shock by short-term, accidental contact with live electrical conductors at voltages up to approximately 100 V d. c. in normal conditions of welding. Sweat, soiling, or other contaminants can affect the level of protection provided against short-term accidental contact with live electric conductors at these voltages.

For adequate overall protection against the risks to which welders are likely to be exposed, personal protective equipment (PPE) covered by other International Standards should additionally be worn to protect the head, face, hands, and feet.

Guidance for the selection of the type of welders clothing for different welding activities is detailed in Annex A.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 11611:2015
TitleProtective clothing for use in welding and allied processes
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 5077, ISO 6942, ISO 13938-1, ISO 13688, ISO 4048, EN 1149-2, ISO 3377-1, ISO 9150, ISO 3376:2011, ISO 13934-1, ISO 13938-2, ISO 13935-2, ISO 15025, ISO 13937-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 17227:2002, ISO 4045:2008, 89/686/EEC, ISO 3071:2005, ISO/TR 2801, ISO 17075:2007, ISO 2589:2002, ISO 15797:2017, ISO 6330, ISO 7000, IEC 60974-1:2017, ISO 3175-2:2017
ReplacesBS EN ISO 11611:2007
International RelationshipsEN ISO 11611:2015,ISO 11611:2015
Draft Superseded By11/30239233 DC
DescriptorsWelding, Fire-resistant materials, Electrical resistance, Design, Welders, Thermal resistance, Strength of materials, Performance, Tensile strength, Instructions for use, Protective clothing, Occupational safety, Leather products, Grades (quality), Dimensional changes, Textile products, Clothing, Performance testing
Title in FrenchVêtements de protection utilisés pendant le soudage et les techniques connexes
Title in GermanSchutzkleidung für das Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren
ISBN978 0 580 73908 8
File Size1.166 MB

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