BS 8617:2019 Personal protective equipment for firefighters. Cleaning, maintenance and repair. Code of practice

BS 8617:2019

Personal protective equipment for firefighters. Cleaning, maintenance and repair. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : October 2019

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What is this standard about?

This new British Standard sets out a cleaning, maintenance and repair programme for personal protective equipment used in firefighting. The idea is to reduce the health and safety risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated or damaged PPE.

Who is this standard for?

The standard will be used by anyone responsible for establishing a programme for the minimum selection, use, care and maintenance of structural firefighting PPE and individual PPE elements. It will be used in industries where heat and/or flame are involved by e.g.:

  • Firefighters
  • Railway workers
  • Construction workers
  • Those working on or near highways

Why should you use this standard?

It establishes a cleaning, maintenance and repair programme for structural fire-fighting PPE to reduce the safety risks and potential health risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated, or damaged protective firefighting PPE. 

This is a critical issue because firefighters are now considered to be at high risk of carcinomas, some of which have been linked to contamination through suits.

The standard also establishes basic criteria for inspection, cleaning, decontamination, repair, storage and retirement of structural firefighting PPE and individual PPE elements. It applies to garments, helmets, gloves, footwear and interface components as used by firefighters.




Standard NumberBS 8617:2019
TitlePersonal protective equipment for firefighters. Cleaning, maintenance and repair. Code of practice
StatusCurrent
Publication Date25 October 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)PD ISO/TR 19591
Informative References(Provided for Information)Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Draft Superseded By19/30379244 DC
DescriptorsRepair, Testing, Inspection, Protective equipment, Maintenance, Cleaning, Firefighting, Firefighting personnel, Firefighting equipment
ICS13.220.01
13.340.10
CommitteePH/14
ISBN978 0 539 01316 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages20
File Size1.018 MB
Price£130.00


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