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Welding Legislation and Standards

It is necessary to look to the product standards in order to understand the performance requirements.

Here you can find information about EU standards and level of classification for our all our products. For more details on European Standards or to purchase copies of European Standards contact your National Standards Institute.

Speedglas Welding Shield

Welding shields, visors and welding filters (PDF, 1.7MB)
Classification of eye- and face protection is made according to the standards EN166, EN169, EN175 and EN379.

Welder in action using Powered Air

Powered Air Respirators for Welding (PDF, 2.2MB)
The current European standard for a complete powered air filtering device incorporating a face shield or visor is EN12941.

Welder in action using Compressed Air

Compressed Air Respirators for Welding (PDF, 2.1MB)
For compressed air respirators incorporating a face shield or a visor two standards are applicable: EN270 and EN1835.