EN 175 Personal Protection - Equipment providing eye and face protection for welding and related processes

This standard specifies the safety requirements and test methods for personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects the wearer's eyes and face against harmful optical radiation and other specific risks and hazards associated with welding, cutting, or similar operations (e.g., ergonomic, fire, mechanical, and electrical). The resulting equipment is designed to incorporate protective filters, with or without cover/backing oculars, as recommended by the welding protector manufacturer and in accordance with EN 166:1995 and in compliance with EN 169:1992 or EN 379:1994.

Hoods, inspector face screens, laser protective equipment, and welding protection for special applications, are beyond the scope of this standard.

Additionally, this standard defines the terms used and specifies requirements for product designs, materials, and manufacturing processes.

The numbering table for filters and the reference for marking oculars and frames are available in EN 166.