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Standards

Personal Protective
Replacement Frequency
Equipment International
Indian Standards
Standards
Minimum 2-3 years or if
Protective Helmets damaged / embrittled by
chemical or UV exposure
Industrial Safety BS EN 397:2012
Helmets +A:2012
Hearing Protection
Every 1 year or if damaged /
Earmuffs BS EN 352-1:2002 embrittled by chemical or UV
exposure
Earplugs BS EN 352-2:2002 As required. Usually Disposable
Eye Protection Annually or if damaged.
Personal Eye
BS EN 166:2002 Half Yearly or if damaged.
Protection
Welders eye and face
BS EN 175:1997 Half Yearly or if damaged.
protection
Welding filters BS EN 169:2002 Half Yearly or if damaged.
Ultraviolet filters BS EN 170:2002 Half Yearly or if damaged.
Infrared Filters BS EN 171:2002 Half Yearly or if damaged.
Respiratory Products
Manufacturer’s
Half/Quarter masks BS EN 140:1999
Recommendations
Gas Filters & Combined BS EN 14387:2004 Manufacturer’s
Filters +A1:2008 Recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Particle Filters BS EN 143:2000
Recommendations
Filtering half masks to
BS EN 149:2001 Manufacturer’s
protect against
+A1:2009 Recommendations
Particles
Powered air for full/half BS EN 12942:1998 Manufacturer’s
masks +A2:2008 Recommendations
Full face masks – Class Manufacturer’s
BS EN 136:1998
1,2, or 3 Recommendations
Valve Combined BS EN 405:2001 Manufacturer’s
Filtering Half Mask +A1:2009 Recommendations
Self Contained Manufacturer’s
BS EN 137:2006
Breathing Apparatus Recommendations
Glove Protection
Live working: Gloves of
BS EN 60903:2003 As required.
insulating materials
Protective Gloves –
As required or before chemical
chemicals and micro BS EN 374-1:2003
breakthrough occurs.
Organisms
Protective gloves –
BS EN 374-2:2003 As Required
micro organisms
Protective gloves – As required or before chemical
BS EN 374-3:2003
chemical permeation breakthrough occurs.
Protective gloves –
BS EN 388:2003 As required.
mechanical risks
Protective gloves – heat
BS EN 407:2004 As required.
and fire
Gloves – general BS EN 420:2003
As required.
requirements +A1:2009
Protective gloves – cold BS EN 511:2006 As required.
Protective Footwear
Personal protective
BS EN ISO
equipment protective Every year or if damaged
20346:2004
footwear
High Visibility
Clothing
BS EN 471:2003
High visibility clothing As required
+A1:2007
Protective Clothing
Protection against liquid
and gaseous
chemicals, including BS EN 464:1994 As required.
aerosols and solid
particles
Protection against liquid BS EN ISO 17491-
As required.
chemicals 4:2008
Protective clothing for
use with risk of
BS EN 510:1993 As required.
entanglement with
moving parts
Abrasion resistance of
protective clothing BS EN 530:2010 As required.
Materials
Protective clothing to
BS EN ISO
protect against heat As required.
11612:2008
and flame
Resistance to cutting by
BS EN ISO
sharp objects (ISO As required.
13997:1999
13997:1999)
BS EN
Protection against cold As required.
342:2004
Fall Arrest Equipment
Retractable type fall Manufacturer’s
BS EN 360:2002
arresters recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Full Body Harnesses BS EN 361:2002
recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Descender Devices EN 341:2011
recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Connectors BS EN 362:2004
recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Anchor points BS EN 795:2012
recommendations
Manufacturer’s
Sit harnesses BS EN 813:2008
recommendations