The key reason for wearing FR clothing is to ensure that the garments do not catch fire and/or to limit flame spread, thereby giving time to react in the event of an accident. There are different certifications and symbols for different risks and Tranemo want to make sure you choose the right combination that fits your risk assessment.
All Tranemo PPE Clothing follows the Regulation (EU)2016/425 and the latest European (EN) standards for PPE Clothing covered by the Regulation. All garment certificates and Declaration of Conformity are available on our website, www.tranemo.com. Certificates in accordance with the old PPE Directive are valid until the expiration date and they are complemented with a Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the PPE Regulation. Tranemo will have an ongoing transition of updating the certified garments in accordance with the Regulation.
PPE Regulation (EU)2016/425
All Employers are obligated to perform a risk assessment in relation to Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
- Hazard identification- Identified the risk factors that have the potential to cause harm.
- Risk analysis and risk evaluation - Analyse and evaluate the risk associated with the hazard.
- Risk control - Determine appropriate ways to eliminate the hazard or control the risk when the hazard cannot be eliminated.
Risk assessment is the overall process of hazard identification, risk analysis and risk evaluation. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) shall be used when the risk cannot be avoided or entirely eliminated. To protect the workers from these risks, the Employer shall evaluate and analyse these risks to determine what functions are required from the PPE and then chose appropriate PPE.
There are 3 categories within the PPE Regulation;
Category I - low risk of injury (e. g. rain protection EN 343)
Category II - risk of injury (e. g. EN ISO 11612 A, B, C, Heat & Flame)
Category III - high risk of injury (e. g. Electric Arc IEC 61482-2, Molten Metal EN ISO 11612 D, E).
Tranemo Category III garments have a production quality monitoring system (Module D according to the Regulation) to ensure that the garments are safe to use. They are marked with CE and the number of the Notified Body who has issued the EU type-examination certificate.