EN 812 Standard
The EN 812 standard is a European standard aimed at guaranteeing head protection for the wearer of PPE. In this way, it concerns safety caps for the industry. The EN 812 standard is a European standard aimed at guaranteeing head protection for the wearer of PPE. In this way, it concerns safety caps for the industry.
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SURFLEX® RANGE EN 812 CERTIFIED GUARANTEE
The European standard EN 812: 2012 must meet several criteria: solidity, 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.
Standard EN 812: 2012
What is the difference between the EN standard
397 and the EN 812 standard?
The EN 397 standard concerns protective helmets for industry according to the criteria of absorption, shocks, anchoring by chinstrap and ventilation. the
helmet must resist an object projected on the skull.
The EN 812 standard concerns impact-resistant shell safety caps. It is intended to ensure
protection for workers in the event of an impact
between the head and hard, stationary objects causing superficial cuts and injuries.
Are Surflex impact caps all standardized?
The entire Surflex® range has a
removable protective shell certified by the
standard EN 812. Certification carried out by a French certification body:
ZA du Sanital – 21 Rue Albert
Einstein – 86100 CHATELLERAULT – France
What is the lifespan of baseball caps?
ABS life: 48 months.
Like all personal protective equipment, as soon as visual wear or
deterioration is noted by the user, the cap must be immediately
replaced, whether it is 10 days, 6 months, or 3 years old.
A bump cap stored 2 years under cover
UV rays and on which there is no visual deterioration can be used.
Can a shock cap replace a helmet?
No, the shock cap does not replace
headphones, they do not have the same functions.
The protective helmet for industry corresponds to the EN 397 standard, it must meet several criteria such as:
– A shock absorption capacity of up to 5 kN
– resistance to penetration
– Flame resistance
– Chinstrap resistance up to 25 daN
Other optional tests may be carried out by the manufacturers.
Who are the professionals concerned by
wearing bump caps?
Workers who work in risky work environments. PPE conforming to the EN 812 standard is designed in particular for
trades in construction, industry, agri-food, maintenance workers, plumbers, automotive or DIY.
HOW TO PASS THE TESTS TO OBTAIN THE EN 812 STANDARD?
-First, samples must be submitted for testing in the condition in which they are offered for sale. In addition, a number of samples are submitted for testing.
– Secondly, the packaging enclosure must also be large enough so that the product does not touch the walls.
A total of 8 tests must be passed successfully.
This European directive sets out the minimum health and safety requirements for workers using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) with the aim of reinforcing the best level of safety in the company.
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 it. in an effective way.
On the other side, with regard to users of PPE and in accordance with article L.4122-1 of the labor code on the obligation of workers, it indicates that users have the 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.