EUROPEAN ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE, ATEX ENVIRONMENT STANDARD
Certified and approved garments that protect against electrostatic discharge according to EN 1149-5. In addition to the fact that the material is antistatic, the standard also contains special design requirements. Garments or accessories in antistatic material that are not approved as individual protective garments are certified according to EN 1149-3 at the material level, for example: high-vis waistcoats.
It is important that the protective garments are worn in combination with other antistatic equipment such as shoes, so that they become part of a grounded system.
EN1149 garments protect against: Static electricity, which can cause sparks. Reduces the risk of sparks in explosive environments or when handling flammable or explosive substances.