Since 1995, Elis has developed unique expertise in PPE textile management. Our know-how enables us to advise any employer concerned about the protection of its personnel, as regards the selection of Personal Protective Equipment.
Elis is involved at all levels of PPE production:
A PPE garment is a garment that protects the wearer against one or more hazards that are a threat to health and safety in the workplace.
There are two European directives governing the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (employer's obligations - 89/656/CE) and the design of such equipment (manufacturer's obligation - 89/686/CE).
Legal obligation of provision
"The employer must provide employees with necessary working equipment that is appropriate for the work to be done, in view of preserving their health and safety.
The employer must choose working equipment as a function of the particular working conditions and characteristics." (Articles R4321-1 and R4321-2 of the employment legislation.)
Legal obligation of maintenance
"The employer must ensure that PPE is maintained in a satisfactory working condition and hygienic state, by means of the necessary running maintenance, repairs and replacements." (Article R4323-95 of the employment legislation.)
Good PPE is PPE that is:
To give you peace of mind that you have provided good PPE to your employees, Elis offers you a rental-and-maintenance service (PPE provision and maintenance).
We work together to ensure a proper matching between the hazards you have to deal with and the PPE that we design.
We then develop a Quality Plan specific to each type of PPE, and provide maintenance to preserve the protective properties of your PPE from first use of the garment until its withdrawal from service.
ISO 11612 heat and flames (ex-EN 531)
Protective clothing providing protection against heat and flames
Rating A1 or A2: Limited flame propagation (no level: the article passes or doesn't pass)
Rating B: Convected heat (levels B1 to B3, where rating 1 is the weakest)
Rating C: Radiated heat (levels C1 to C4, where rating 1 is the weakest)
Rating D: Projection of melted aluminium (levels D1 to D3, where rating 1 is the weakest)
Rating E: Projection of melted cast iron (levels E1 to E3, where rating 1 is the weakest)
Rating F: Contact heat (levels F1 to F3, where rating 1 is the weakest)
ISO 11611 welding (ex-EN 470-1)
Protective clothing used during welding and connected technologies
Class 1: Low risk
Class 2: Major risk
EN 13034 chemical projections
Protective clothing providing limited protection against liquid chemical products. Type 6 offers the least protection, while type 1 offers the strongest.
High-visibility identification garments for professional use
Protective clothing with electrostatic properties
EN 343 bad weather
Clothes providing protection against bad weather
EN 342 cold at below-zero temperatures
Clothes giving protection against cold