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Head Protection EN Standards


EN397: 1995 Industrial Safety Helmets

  • Shock absorption
  • Resistance to penetration
  • Resistance to flame
  • Chin strap anchorage

In accordance with EN397, the shelf life of helmets is 5 years after the date of manufacture. This date is embedded in the format of month/quarter and year on the crown of the helmet.

EN175: 1997 Welding Goggles and Helmets

This is the harmonised European standard for personal protective equipment (PPE) used to protect the operator's eyes and face against harmful optical radiation and other specific risks or hazards in usual welding, cutting or similar operations.

EN379: 2003

This is the harmonised European standard for automatic welding filters which switch their luminous transmittance to a lower predetermined value when an arc is ignited.