All Uniforms and Individual Protection Equipments, and all Safety and Health signs products, sold by ANADOLU, are in conformity to the Council directives 89/686/EEC and 92/58/EEC.

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Head Protection

Head Protection Equipments have the main function of safeguarding the worker’s skull from external aggressions while working. Its correct use will avoid impact resulting from falling objects, striking ones head against an obstacle or other aggressive factors, such as: electrical shock, acid and incandescent protections.
This kind of equipment can be of Type I or Type II, being both types composed of a Shell (resilient outer part that includes the cap, shade and brim) and by the Harness (a group of components that absorbs the energy transmitted by impact). The Type I Head Protection Equipment is recommended for construction working in general, and Type II are better suited for excavation work in galleries or at a line of work where the risk of falling objects is higher than usual.
European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 397
    Industrial safety helmets.

  • EN 443
    Helmets for fire fighting in buildings and other structures.

  • EN 812
    Industrial bump caps.

Hearing Protection

Hearing protectors must be used whenever work is done in an environment pervaded by a continuous and concentrated noise, in order to minimize negative consequences over the hearing system, tiredness, irritation, as well as other psychological based problems.
Hearing protectors can be Earplugs or Earmuffs, existing also hearing protectors that can be attached to the helmet.
European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 352-1
    General requirements - ear-muffs.

  • EN 352-2
    General requirements - ear-plugs.

  • EN 352-3
    General requirements - ear-muffs attached to an industrial sfaety helmet.

  • EN 352-4
    Level-dependent ear-muffs.

  • EN 352-5
    Active noise reduction ear-muffs.

  • EN 352-6
    Ear-muffs with electrical audio input.

  • EN 352-7
    Level-dependent ear-plugs.

  • EN 352-8
    Entertainment audio ear-muffs.

Respiratory System Protection

The IPE suited for respiratory system protection must allow the supply of breathable air to the user while he’s exposed to a polluted atmosphere and/or with an insufficient oxygen concentration. The used materials and other components of these types of IPE must be chosen / designed, and assembled in order that the function and respiratory hygiene of the user is assured in an adequate way during the usage period.
This category’s IPE can be classified of anti-gas or anti-spray equipment. The anti-spray filters are composed of a quarter mask, whose durability is related to the degree of dust and the rhythm of breathing, and can be: Half mask – covers nose, mouth and chin; Full Face piece – protects the entire face. Anti-gases filters can be composed of a full face piece or by half mask equipped with one or more filtering elements. We can consider anti-gas filters as those that are supposed to block specific gases and vapours. Filters intended to block solid and/or liquid particles and simultaneously specific gases and vapours are named mixed filters. This type of filters must be used whenever the oxygen content is equal or higher than 17%.
European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 136
    Full face masks - requirements, testing and marking.

  • EN 137
    Self-contained open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with full face mask - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 140
    Half masks and quarter masks - requirements, testing and marking.

  • EN 142
    Mouthpiece assemblies - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 143
    Particle filters - requirements, testing and marking.

  • EN 144-1
    Gas cylinder valves - Thread connections for insert connector.

  • EN 144-2
    Gas cylinder valves - Outlet connections.

  • EN 144-3
    Gas cylinder valves - Outlet connections for diving gases Nitrox and oxygen.

  • EN 145
    Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus compressed oxygen or compressed oxygen-nitrogen type - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 148-1
    Threads for facepieces - Standard thread connection.

  • EN 148-2
    Threads for facepieces - Centre thread connection.

  • EN 148-3
    Threads for facepieces - Tread connection M 45 x 3.

  • EN 149
    Filtering half masks to protect against particles - requirements, testing and marking.

  • EN 402
    Lung governed demand self-contained open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with full face mask or mouthpiece assembly for escape - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 403
    Filtering devices with hood for escape from fire - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 404
    Filter self-rescuer from carbon monoxide with mouthpiece assembly.

  • EN 405
    Valve filtering half masks to protect against gases or gases and particles - requirements, testing and marking.

  • EN 1827
    Half masks without inhalation valves and with separable filters to protect against gases or gases and particles or particles only - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 14387
    Gas filter(s) and combined filter(s) - Requirements, testing, marking.

  • EN 14435
    Self-contained open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with half mask designed to be used with positive pressure only - Requirements, testing, marking.

Eyes and Face Protection

Eyes and face protections such as: glasses, facial goggles, welding masks, etc, must be used in works where there is the risk of:

  • Metallic or other kind of particles, originated from tools or work pieces;
  • Dust projection, caused by drafts, wind or polishing operations;
  • Paint particles, corrosive liquid substances, projected coating, mortar, and also molten metal, during welding operations;
  • The effect of gases and vapours provoked by the handling of of chemical products or smoke produced by welding operations.

The selection of this category of IPE must be done in a discerning way and in line with the associated risks of the execution of each type of work. Nonetheless, we must have in consideration that the IPE used in eyes and face protection must:

  • Restrict in the smallest possible way the vision and vision field if its user;
  • Have a degree of optical neutrality compatible with the nature of the more or less precise and/or long-lasting activities of the user;
  • Being equipped with devices that avoid the formation of fogging;
  • Being compatible with the use of corrective glasses or contact lenses.

European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 166
    Personal eye-protection – specifications.

  • EN 169
    Filters for welding and related techniques - transmittance requirements and recommended use.

  • EN 170
    Ultraviolet filters - Transmittance requirements and recommended use.

  • EN 172
    Sunglare filters for industrial use.

  • EN 175
    Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes.

  • EN 207
    Filters and eye-protectors against laser radiation (laser eyeprotectors).

  • EN 208
    Eye-protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye-protectors).

  • EN 379
    Automatic welding filters.

  • EN 1731
    Mesh eye and face protectors.

Hands and Arms Protection

Hands and arms protection must be made through the use of special gloves, in the proper materials and shape, while executing works that present the risk of cutting, burning, abrasion and corrosion of the hands, and that require handling of toxic, irritating or infectious substances.
This category of IPE, must be selected according to the kind of task at hand and its nature, the user's characteristics (hand size), and the existing labelling on the equipment and its packaging.

European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN ISO 374-1
    Terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks.

  • EN ISO 374-5
    Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risks.

  • EN 381-7
    Requirements for chainsaw protective gloves.

  • EN 388
    Protective gloves against mechanical risks.

  • EN 407
    Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire).

  • EN 420
    Protective gloves - General requirements and test methods.

  • EN 421
    Protective gloves against ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination.

  • EN 511
    Protective gloves against cold.

  • EN 659
    Protective gloves for fire-fighters.

  • EN 1082-1
    Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Chain mail gloves and arm guards.

  • EN 1082-2
    Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Gloves and arm guards made of material other than chain mail.

  • EN ISO 10819
    Mechanical vibration and shock - hand-arm vibration. Method for the measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand.

  • EN 12477
    Protective gloves for welders.

  • EN 14328
    Gloves and armguards protecting against cuts by powered knives - Requirements and test methods.

  • EN 16350
    Protective gloves - Electrostatic properties.

Body Protection

All protective clothing must be selected minding its user and the various dangers that he is exposed to, during his working activity.
For the correct handling of this type of IPE, we should mind the following:

  • Clothes must preserve heat, inasmuch as it permits the circulation of sweat and a satisfactory airing in order to avoid the risk of skin irritation, inflamation and dermatoses;
  • Must be acquired according to the different kind of risks, always having in consideration the information provided by the maker;
  • In order to protect from thermal radiations, clothing made of metallic fibers must be selected, that can also be used to protect from flames during a short period of time;
  • Protection suits intended for welders must possess, in its make-up, fireproof fibers or heat resistant leather;
  • In works where oils and fats are handled, it's advised the of smooth and thick materials;
  • When exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the clothing with fluorescent signs, lose the light reflection ability, and that's why it's important to replace the fluorescent layer, when it's yellowed out;
  • The weather protection suits that protect against the wind, cold, rain and humidity must be made with materials that let humidity come through from the inside out and not the other way around;
  • Protective clothing must be used only at the workplace, to avoid contamination of other environments.

European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 342
    Ensembles and garments for protection against cold.

  • EN 343
    Protection against rain.

  • EN 381-5
    Clothing for users of hand-held chain saws.

  • EN 381-9
    Requirements for chain saw protective gaiters.

  • EN 381-11
    Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Test rig for testing resistance to cutting by a chainsaw.

  • EN 469
    Protective clothing for fire-fighters.

  • EN 943-1
    Performance requirements for Type 1 (gas-tight) chemical protective suits.

  • EN 1073-2
    Requirements and test methods for non-ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination.

  • EN 1150
    Visibility clothing for nonprofessional use - Test methods and requirements.

  • EN 1486
    Test methods and requirements for reflective clothing for specialised fire-fighting.

  • EN 13034
    Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB [6] equipment).

  • EN ISO 13982-1
    Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing providing protection to the full body against airborne solid particulates (type 5 clothing).

  • EN ISO 13998
    Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives.

  • EN 14058
    Garments for protection against cool environments.

  • EN 14126
    Performance requirements and tests methods for protective clothing against infective agents.

  • EN 14605
    Performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only (Types PB [3] and PB [4]).

  • EN ISO 20471
    High visibility clothing - Test methods and requirements.

  • EN ISO 27065
    Performance requirements for protective clothing worn by operators applying pesticides and for re-entry workers.

Feet and Legs Protection

In order to ensure the protection of the lower limbs, we must use comfortable, durable footwear fully adequate to the risk at hand. This protection can be made through the use of:

  • Shoes - Used to safeguard the foot below the joint;
  • Boot - Used to safeguard the foot and the part of the leg at joint level;
  • High Boot - Used to safeguard the foot and the part of the leg above the joint;

This type of IPE can be classified as Type I and II, such as:

  • Safety Footwear - When its steel toe has the protection capacity for 200j of the impact energy;
  • Protection Footwear - When its steel toe has the protection capacity for 100j of the impact energy;
  • Working Footwear - When the shoe doesn't have a steel toecap.

Safety shoes are composed of several components, such as:

  • Protective toecap - A piece installed in the front of the footwear, usually in steel, that is able to guarantee mechanical protection to the fingers;
  • Counter - Interior reinforcement of the heel;
  • Vamp - Part of the shoe above the sole that covers the central part of the foot;
  • Sole - Group of pieces that compose the lower part of the footwear. The sole must be made of different kinds of materials and must comply to a group of basics demands such as:
    • Total puncture - Must be higher than 1100 N;
    • Sole resistance - Top - must be higher than 4,0 N/m;
    • Electric resistance - In anti-static footwear (100K e 1000K); Conducting footwear (electric resistance lower than 100K);
    • Thermal resistance - Heat and cold isolation;
    • Energy absorption - In the standing zone of the footwear;
    • Anti-slide properties - In order that the worker doesn't risks falling by sliding.
  • Protective insole - A piece installed in the sole used to contravene the action of puncturing elements;
  • Anti-slide track - Part of the sole that gives special adherence to the floor;
  • Tail - Part of the cut next to the vamp that prolongs in the vertical direction;
  • Heel - Projecting piece in the heel that is in contact with the floor.

European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 13832-2
    Requirements for footwear resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions..

  • EN 13832-3
    Requirements for footwear highly resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions.

  • EN 15090
    Footwear for firefighters.

  • EN ISO 17249
    Safety footwear with resistance to chain saw cutting.

  • EN ISO 20345
    Safety footwear.

  • EN ISO 20346
    Protective footwear.

  • EN ISO 20347
    Occupational footwear.

  • EN 50321-1
    Footwear for electrical protection - Insulating footwear and overboots.

Fall Arrest Systems

Fall prevention systems include various products adapted to the exposed fall from height risks, in order to prevent falls from a height or their effects. They must incorporate a body harness and an attachment system which can be connected to a reliable anchorage point. They must also ensure that after braking the user is maintained in a correct position in which he may await help if necessary.
Every worker that moves/works at a height of 2 meters must be protected from fall, through the use of guard railings, protection nets or an individual protection system.

European requirements relative to this PPE category:

  • EN 353-1
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line.

  • EN 353-2
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line.

  • EN 354
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – lanyards.

  • EN 355
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - energy absorbers.

  • EN 358
    Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height – belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards.

  • EN 360
    Personal protective equipment against fall from a height – retractable type fall arresters.

  • EN 361
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – full body harnesses.

  • EN 362
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – connectors.

  • EN 365
    Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – general requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging.

  • EN 564
    Mountaineering equipment - Accessory cord - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 565
    Mountaineering equipment - Tape - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 566
    Mountaineering equipment - Slings - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 567
    Mountaineering equipment - Rope clamps - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 568
    Mountaineering equipment - Ice anchors - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 569
    Mountaineering equipment - Pitons - Safety requirements and test methods.

  • EN 795
    Personal fall protection equipment - Anchor devices.

  • EN 813
    Personal fall protection equipment - Sit harnesses.