Selection, use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment for preventing electrostatic risks in hazardous areas (explosion risks)

This Technical Report sets out guidance for the selection, use, care and maintenance of clothing and related items of personal protective equipment designed to prevent hazards caused by static electricity in hazardous areas.
Static electricity should not be confused with mains supply electricity, or other forms of electric current; the requirements for protection against static electricity are different to the requirements for protection against hazards associated with electric current. Protection against electrostatic risks should not be confused with protection against electric arc; the former is concerned with electrical properties and the latter is concerned with heat, flame and projectile protection.
Directive 89/686/EEC requires that PPE intended for use in explosive atmospheres must be so designed and manufactured that it cannot be the source of an electric, electrostatic or impact-induced arc or spark likely to cause an explosive mixture to ignite. Whereas this Technical Report addresses electrostatic ignition risks, it does not address other possible sources of ignition. Nevertheless, other possible sources of ignition are required to be considered when certifying PPE to the requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC.
NOTE   EN 13463-1 gives guidance on assessing possible ignition sources in non-electrical equipment that may be used for some items of PPE.

Izbira, uporaba, nega in vzdrževanje osebne varovalne opreme za preprečevanje elektrostatičnih tveganj v nevarnih območjih (tveganja eksplozije)

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SIST-TP CEN/CLC/TR 16832:2015
Selection, use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment for preventing
electrostatic risks in hazardous areas (explosion risks)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN/CLC/TR 16832:2015
13.230 Varstvo pred eksplozijo Explosion protection
13.340.01 Varovalna oprema na Protective equipment in
splošno general
SIST-TP CEN/CLC/TR 16832:2015 en
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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CEN/CLC/TR 16832


April 2015
ICS 13.340.01

English version
Selection, use, care and maintenance of personal protective
equipment for preventing electrostatic risks in hazardous areas
(explosion risks)

This Technical Report was approved by CEN on 21 March 2015. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/CLC/JWG 7.

CEN and CENELEC members are the national standards bodies and national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
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Contents Page
Foreword. 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Term and definitions . 7
4 Selection . 12
4.1 General. 12
4.2 Risk assessment . 15
4.2.1 Explosive atmospheres. 15
4.2.2 Explosives and pyrotechnic articles . 17
4.3 Selection of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing . 18
4.4 Selection of gloves . 19
4.5 Selection of footwear and leg protection . 19
4.6 Selection of other items of PPE . 20
4.6.1 General. 20
4.6.2 Selection of head protection . 20
4.6.3 Selection of hearing protection . 21
4.6.4 Selection of eye and face protection . 21
4.6.5 Selection of respiratory protection .

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