BS 8617:2019 + Expert Commentary Kit

BS 8617:2019 + Expert Commentary Kit

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

Status : Current   Published : March 2020

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

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

What is this standard kit 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 kit 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 kit?

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 + Expert Commentary Kit
TitlePersonal protective equipment for firefighters. Code of practice for cleaning, maintenance and repair
Titles in this kitBS 8617:2019 Personal protective equipment for firefighters. Cleaning, maintenance and repair. Code of practice

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

StatusCurrent
Publication Date03 March 2020
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
DescriptorsTesting, Repair, Firefighting personnel, Protective equipment, Firefighting, Maintenance, Cleaning, Firefighting equipment, Inspection
ICS13.220.01
13.340.10
CommitteePH/14
ISBN978 0 539 13243 4
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
File Size0 KB
Price£163.80


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