STANDARDS
ANADOLU assures the quality and efficiency of all the products sold by our company. Nonetheless, we suggest that periodic tests and revisions should be made to all Uniforms and Individual Protection Equipments, since their continuous use causes the ageing of the materials, leading to their degradation over time.

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.
  • 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:
    • CE EN 397
      Industrial safety helmets


    • CE EN 443
      Helmets for fire-fighters


    • CE 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:
    • CE EN 352-1
      General requirements - ear-muffs


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


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



  • 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:
    • CE EN 166
      Personal eye-protection - specifications


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



    • CE EN 175
      Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allies processes



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


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



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


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



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



    • CE EN 14387
      Gas filter(s) and combined filter(s) - requirements, testing and marking


  • 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:
    • CE EN 374-1
      Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms – terminology and performance requirements



    • CE EN 374-2
      Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - determination of resistance to penetration



    • CE EN 374-3
      Protective gloves against chemical and micro-organisms - determination of resistance to permeation by chemicals



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


    • CE EN 420
      General requirements and test methods


    • CE EN 511
      Protective gloves against cold


    • CE EN 659
      Protective gloves for fire-fighters


    • 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




    • CE EN 12477
      Protective gloves for welders


  • 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 Boots
      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 ISO 20344
      Personal protective equipment - test methods for footwear


    • EN ISO 20345
      Personal protective equipment – safety footwear


    • EN ISO 20346
      Personal protective equipment – protective footwear


    • EN ISO 20347
      Personal protective equipment – occupational footwear


  • 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:
    • CE EN 340
      General requirements


    • CE EN 342
      Ensembles and garments for protection against cold


    • CE EN 343
      Protection against rain


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


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



    • CE EN 468
      Protection against liquid chemicals - test method: Determination of resistance to penetration by spray



    • CE EN 469
      Protective clothing for fire-fighters


    • CE EN 471
      High-visibility warning clothing for professional use


    • CE EN 531
      Protective clothing for industrial workers exposed to heat (excluding fire-fighters and welder's clothing)



    • CE EN 533
      Protection against heat and flame - limited flame spread materials and material assemblies



    • CE EN 943-1
      Protective clothing against liquid and gaseous chemicals, including liquid aerosols and solid particles - performance requirements for ventilated and non-ventilated "gas-tight" (type 1) and non-gas-tight (type 2) chemical protective suits





    • CE EN 1149-1
      Protective clothing, electrostatic properties – test method for measurement of surface resistivity



    • CE EN ISO 6529
      Protection against liquid chemicals – determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to permeation by liquid and gases




    • CE EN ISO 6530
      Protection against liquid chemicals – test method for resistance of materials to penetration by liquids



    • CE EN ISO 11611
      Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes


    • CE EN ISO 13034
      Protective clothing against liquid chemicals - performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (type 6 and type PB [6] equipment)





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





    • CE EN ISO 14605
      Protective clothing against liquid chemicals - 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])





  • FALL PREVENTION PROTECTION
      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:

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



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



    • CE EN 354
      Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - lanyards



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



    • CE 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




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



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



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



    • CE EN 363
      Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – fall arrest systems



    • CE EN 364
      Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – test methods



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




    • CE EN 795
      Protection against falls from a height - anchor devices - requirements and testing



  • FIRST-AID
      In every workplace there should exist first-aid kits. The number of first-aid kits depends on the dimension of the workplace, and the number of workers as well. The first-aid kits must be visible and well marked, and should be inspected periodically in order to guarantee its existence and proper supplying.
  • SIGNS
      Warning Signs
      Warm the individual to a hazard or risk giving rise to damage or personal injury or damage to facilities.
      The warning signs must obey the following standards:

    • Triangular shape;

    • Black pictogram on a yellow background, which should cover at least 50% of the surface signal, and a black border.



    • Prohibition Signs
      Prohibits a specific behaviour likely to incur or cause danger to an individual personal safety.
      Prohibition signs must obey the following standards:
    • Round shape;

    • Black pictogram on white background, with a red margin and diagonal strip, occupying the red colour at least, 35% of the sign’s surface and the diagonal strip being in a 45% degrees inclination and descending, from left to right.





    • Mandatory Signs
      Enforce certain behaviour.
      The mandatory signs must obey the following standards:
    • Round shape;

    • White pictogram on blue background, which must cover, at least, 50% of the sign’s surface.



    • Emergency Escape or First-aid Signs
      Give information on emergency exits or first-aid or rescue facilities.
      The Emergency escape or first-aid signs must obey the following standards:
    • Rectangular or square shape;

    • White pictogram on green background, which must cover, at least, 50% of the sign's surface.



    • Firefighting Signs
      Give information, in case of fire, of the location of firefighting equipment available to the worker.
      The Firefighting Signs escape or first-aid signs must obey the following standards:
    • Rectangular or square shape;

    • White pictogram on red background, which must cover, at least, 50% of the sign’s surface.



    • Obstacle and Dangerous Spots Signs
      Located in places where this an accident provoking possibility (empty spaces, holes, differences in level, etc), this type of signalling is made through the use of red and white or yellow and black strips, interchanged with almost alike surfaces and with an 45 º inclination, that surround the entirety of the obstacle and dangerous spot.


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