Protective clothing

For the employer, taking responsibility for safety in the workplace is extremely important and should have highest priority.

To protect your employees in the best possible way, it is important that you have the right safety wear for your line of business.

ENGEL Safety+ is used in the following:

  • Power
  • Chemical
  • Refinery
  • Tanker drivers
  • Welding
  • Airports

See the entire Safety+ series here

Safety wear with multi-protection

At some workplaces, special factors have to be taken into account, and here it is even more important to have the right safety wear. Depending on the particular line of business, many different hazardous situations can occur at a workplace.

We have developed our protective Safety+ series in a multi-functional fabric with the following properties:

  • Flame-resistant
  • Antistatic
  • Chemical-repellent
  • Electric arc protection

All the models are designed to comply with the applicable requirements within the various standards.

Recommendations for protective safety wear

At workplaces with strict safety requirements, we recommend the following products:

Explanation of standards

The different pictograms are briefly described below:

EN ISO 11611
Welding protection and similar processes

EN ISO 11612
Protection against heat and fire

EN 1149-5
Electrostatic properties

EN 13034
Protection against chemical splash

FprEN 61482-2
Protects against thermal hazards from an electric arc

Worn in combination

In order to achieve max protection, it is important to understand how the different items of clothing must be used. For example, a jacket should not be worn on its own, but must always be combined with either a pair of trousers or bib overalls with the same or a higher classification. However, the boiler suit can be worn alone.

How to use Safety+ protective clothing

There are extensive guidelines on how to use protective clothing. Here, you will find information on precautions, washing instructions etc.

Read the folder online

Each product in our Safety+ series comes with a small booklet which provides information on product properties and certifications as well as instructions on product use.

Protective safety wear with extra visibility

If, in addition to the requirements for special protection, it is also necessary to comply with the requirements stipulated in EN ISO 20471, we have developed a number of Safety+ models so they also comply with the standard. These items are available in three different qualities, which are each certified according to the degree of protection.

5 top tips about protective workwear

Why you should never weld in cheap cotton!

For many companies, buying workwear has become a bit of a maze. The clothes need to protect the employee, be hard-wearing, easy to move around in - and preferably as cheap as possible. For most companies, buying workwear isn't something they find particularly interesting! A necessary evil perhaps, which needs to be solved as quickly and cheaply as possible.

But it does pay - from both a financial and a safety perspective - to take a closer look at workwear before investing in it. What does it need to do? And what other things should you be aware of when choosing workwear for e.g. one of your welders? You'll find the answers here.

welder workwear

  1. Safety first
    Many types of workwear have a safety function - for example, a fluorescent boiler suit must increase protection from oncoming vehicles when working on a motorway, while clothing used in welding must protect the skin from heat, molten iron and flames. To best protect your welders, I would always recommend choosing clothing labelled with at least an EN ISO 11612 + EN ISO 11611. This is your guarantee that it meets the demands for flame retardant workwear and metal spray.

    Sometimes you might need even more protection - such as during particularly heavy welding jobs. Click here to read what the different certifications and symbols stand for, so that you can choose the clothing that best protects your employees.

  2. Cheapest is often the most expensive
    For many years, the 'black industry' considered it normal to weld in clothes made entirely of cotton. Both because it was hard-wearing and a relatively cheap material - and because there never used to be any other alternatives on the market. But as with many other things, cheapest isn't always best. Because when pure cotton comes into contact with molten iron, the metal quickly burns through the material and forms a hole. The same happens if the clothes catch fire. The material will keep burning until extinguished, increasing the risk of burns.

    But if you use flame retardant clothing, any flames extinguish by themselves after just a few seconds, and the molten iron won't make a hole in the garment the first time it lands on it. So think about whether it pays to weld in cheap cotton. meaning you have to throw away the clothing every other week - or whether it's worth investing in flame retardant workwear, which increases safety and lasts longer!

  3. Let employees test the clothes
    Most workwear suppliers offer customers the chance to test their clothes. Or should do! Because safety isn't the only important factor to consider when choosing the right workwear: What looked good in the catalogue, might not feel so good on the body. Perhaps the clothes restrict in the wrong places, or don't have pockets where you need them. The best mark of quality comes from the employees.

  4. Get specialist knowledge straight from the manufacturer
    Call the manufacturer and ask about the products before choosing your workwear. Get answers to the more specialist questions that a distributor might not know the answers to - and also find out how much ongoing support you can expect to get directly from the manufacturer. This may apply to specific regulations, new products and general knowledge about workwear and safety related to your specific industry. The more knowledge and expertise you can get from the manufacturer, the greater value you get from your purchase.

  5. Workwear should be quick and easy to order … and wash
    One final and important success criteria when choosing workwear, as well as the safety, is accessibility. How easy is it to order new workwear? Who is responsible in your company? Is it the individual employee who has to order? Many suppliers have a webshop that is tailored to the individual company and employees, which only displays products and clothing suitable for them. This makes the process much easier for all parties, and also saves on resources. Finally, make sure that the clothing is suitable for industrial washing!

Need advice on choosing protective safety wear?

For advice and guidance on products to match your particular needs, please contact our customer service on tel. (+45) 74 22 35 15 / (+45) 74 22 35 17 or one of our sales consultants by using the form on the right.


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