Some jobs are done in an explosive atmosphere. In such circumstances, a spark can cause an explosion or a fire.
Wearing appropriate clothing is a precaution against the emission of sparks, notably by virtue of the anti-static properties of the fabric used, which is certified compliant with EN1149.
Directive 89/686/CEE art. 2.6. PPE intended for use in explosive atmospheres:
"PPE designed for use in explosive atmospheres must be designed and manufactured so that it cannot be the origin of an arc or spark which is caused by electricity or electrical static, or which results from an impact, that might ignite an explosive mixture."
Directive ATEX 1999/92/CE
This directive covers minimal requirements aimed at improving the protection of the health and safety of workers who can be exposed to an explosive atmosphere hazard.
Elis brings you a complete range of EN1149 PPE articles for permanent wear: the Epitex range.
This range complies perfectly with the requirements of the ATEX directive.
The garments have the fundamental characteristic of regularly discharging any static electricity that might form and cause a spark.
In the Multiple Hazards section, you will find our other ranges conformant with the EN 1149 standard.