EN ISO 11611:2015 - Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

(EN 11611:2015 supersedes EN 11611:2007.)

ISO 11611:2015 specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing including hoods, aprons, sleeves, and gaiters that are designed to protect the wearer's body, including head (hoods) and feet (gaiters), and that are to be worn during welding and allied processes with comparable risks. For the protection of the wearer's head and feet, this International Standard is only applicable to hoods and gaiters. This International Standard does not cover requirements for foot, hand, face, and eye protection.

This International Standard ensures protection against spatter (i.e., small splashes of molten metal), short contact time with flame, radiant heat from an electric arc used for welding and allied processes, and minimizes the possibility of electrical shock by short-term, accidental contact with live electrical conductors at voltages up to approximately 100 V d.c. in normal welding conditions. The garments certified in accordance with this standard are suitable for use in welding and allied processes.

EN 11611:2015 specifies 2 classes with specific performance requirements (class 1 being the lowest level; class 2 the highest).
• Class 1: protection against less hazardous welding techniques and processes, causing lower levels of spatter and radiant heat
• Class 2: protection against more hazardous welding techniques and processes, causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat