DEFINITIONS EN 365

European Norm EN 365 specifies the minimum general requirements for the use, maintenance, periodic inspection, repair, marking and packaging of PPEs. Main definitions (from EN 365): PERIODIC INSPECTION The regular carrying-out of detailed inspection of PPE or other equipment to check for the presence of defects or wear. COMPETENT PERSONS FOR PERIODIC INSPECTIONS A person who […]

WHAT IS PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT?

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs […]

PPE STANDARDSt

The design, the manufacturing, the writing of user’s instructions, the procedures for the check and the periodical control of the Personal Protective Equipment produced by CLIMBING TECHNOLOGY, are always conform with the harmonized standards of European Community (EN standards). Specifically, the technical reference standards are the following: EN 363 / Personal fall protection systems against […]

PPE CHECK : GENERAL WARNINGS

Carrying out regular periodic checks (at intervals predetermined by the manufacturer) is vital for ensuring the equipment’s efficiency and durability and the user’s safety. Carrying out periodical controls doesn’t relieve the user nor from the obligation to perform the controls before and after each use, neither to require an extraordinary periodic check, in case an […]

CLASSIFICATION OF PPE

There are three categories of PPE: • PPE category 1: protection against minor risks (e.g. gloves, sun glasses); • PPE category 2: all PPE which does not fall in the other two categories (e.g. helmet); • PPE category 3: protection against serious risks/death (e.g. harnesses, connectors, slings). All the equipment to protect against falls from […]

TEUFELBERGER GMBH

Family-owned TEUFELBERGER is a diversified, international group successfully specializing in fiber ropes, steel wire ropes and strapping. Innovation, steady growth, and geographic expansion are firmly defined goals in the group strategy. FACTS & FIGURESHeadquarters: Wels, AustriaFirst established in: 1790Revenue: € 249 millionHeadcount: 1,300Locations: 12Export share: > 90% Under its roof, TEUFELBERGER harbors a wealth of […]