Some jobs are done in explosive atmospheres, where the smallest spark can cause an explosion or a fire.
Wearing the right clothing is a precaution against the emission of sparks, namely through the use of anti-static fabric that has been certified as compliant with EN 1149.
Directive 89/686/EEC, Annex II, Art. 2.6: PPE for use in explosive atmospheres
"PPE intended for use in explosive atmospheres must be so designed and manufactured that it cannot be the source of an electric, electrostatic or impact-induced arc or spark likely to cause an explosive mixture to ignite."
Directive ATEX 1999/92/EC
This directive sets out minimum requirements to improve the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to any of the hazards of an explosive atmosphere.
Elis brings you a complete line of EN 1149 PPE garments to be worn at all times: the Epitex range.
This product range is fully compliant with the requirements of the ATEX Directive. The fundamental feature of the garments is that they regularly discharge any static electricity that might form and could cause a spark.
In the Multi-risk section, you will find our other product ranges that comply with standard EN 1149.