EN 812 Standard
The EN 812 standard is a European standard aimed at guaranteeing protection of the head of the wearer of PPE. In this way, it concerns safety caps for the industry.
EN 812 certified guarantee
European standard EN 812: 2012 must meet several criteria: strength, robustness, ventilation and comfort. It is thus composed:
- A ventilated protective shell which is the central element of the standard. This shell must be studied and tested in order to meet all requirements and all body types.
- A support device: Neck band or an adaptable chin strap.
Safety caps are tested to validate European standard NF EN 812. Indeed, the tests are carried out with various hard and / or blunt objects by alternating the temperature to observe resistance to cold or heat. Therefore, if you want to know more about European standard EN 812, order them from l’AFNOR.
In addition, all our Surflex caps are guaranteedby the EN 812 standard.. As a result, they therefore offer protection state certified with European compliance and optimal comfort thanks to the work of our R&D team. Also find the technical characteristics of our bump caps. Our Surflex EN 812 / A1 2012, protective shells are thus patented in order to protect the invention from reproduction and exploitation.
However, an impact cap is not intended to protect against the effects of falling objects. In this case, the bump cap must not replace a protective helmet for industry according to the EN 397 Standard.
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Employers' obligations in terms of PPE: directive 89/656 / EEC
This European directive sets out the minimum health and safety requirements for workers using PPE (Personal protective equipment) in order to strengthen thebetter level of securityin the workplace.
In addition, according to article R.4321-4 of the labor code, the employer must provide workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) adapted to their sector of activity and must also ensure that they use them. in an effective way.
Obligations of PPE wearers
On the other hand,with regard to users of PPE and in accordance with article L.4122-1 of the Labor Code on the obligation of workers, it states that users have a responsibility to respect the conditions of the internal regulations / the instructions of the employer in order to protect themselves and others.
In the event that the user does not respect the safety rules, it is his own responsibility which is at stake and no longer that of the employer.
How to pass the tests applied to obtain the EN 812 standard?
- First, the samples must be submitted for testing in the state in which they are offered for sale. In addition, a number of samples are submitted for testing.
- Second, the packaging enclosure must also be large enough so that the product does not touch the walls.