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From the protection point of view of health and life of workers, protective clothing is an important safeguard for all. This must meet a number of criteria and in accordance with its intended purpose to provide various protection features. They are defined by statutory requirements and standards.

Hazard analysis is the basis for the selection of appropriate protective apparels for workers. It must be applied on concrete work, where there is always a big risk of injury to the body or skin penetration due to harmful substances. Some of the particular dangers are the fire, hazardous chemicals, electricity, humidity, high or low temperature, poor visibility, and the risk of mechanical or biological accessories.

The types of protective clothing as well as clothing and footwear. The application-specific work in the company is ultimately essential as determined by the employer. The proper use of garment and apparels should be at the first of all. All directions should be provided at the same time, that when it should be used and for how long to worn. The legislation does not specify the form in which it should be done. Good practice in the workplace is to draw up lists of protection measures placing their information in the safety instructions and determination of areas in which they should be used.

Protective clothing and footwear are the property of the employer. He or She should ensure their cleaning, maintenance, repair, dust removal and decontamination. The instructions for use of protective clothing should include provisions on the method of its inspection and maintenance (as prescribed by the manufacturer).


Protective clothing should be designed and constructed smartly so that the user can perform professional activities, with complete protection against one or more simultaneous risks. A protective garment must have all the properties of materials from which it is made: the appropriate impregnation or finishing material thickness weave fiber, specialty fibers, etc. dopant.

Hand protection in the mining industry must provide gloves. Depending on the type of tasks miner may be fabric, leather or leather Fabric. The specific work also determines the requirements for protection against mechanical risks (abrasion, cut or puncture, from vibrations or burns (possibly from the cold) or the risk of explosion and shape of gloves. These gloves must also allow transfer wet, smooth or slippery objects.

Just like clothing and gloves, safety shoes are must to protect the employee by cold, heat, humidity, risk of injury caused by impact or compression, as well as to prevent slipping or conduction electricity.


Energy workers working on high-voltage wires must necessarily be equipped with appropriate protective clothing, whose primary characteristic is to protect against electric shock, and thermal effects of arc. Standard work clothes made from cotton, cotton-polyester, polyamide, viscose and others can ignite and burn after the explosion on. Therefore, protective clothing against thermal hazards caused by electric arc when working under voltage must be flame-retardant.

Gloves and shoes must also be a dielectric, or electrical. Electric arc can cause inflammation of the gloves, burn holes or surface melt gloves.

Helmet is also just like other items of protective clothing – must protect against the effects of an electric arc, it should be your aim to protect the head from injuries related to the impact of falling objects or protruding structural elements. Shield for your eyes should be made with Polycarbonate, cellulose acetate etc.

Protective clothing should be properly adjusted to the size of the user’s body by using a system reflecting the size of the increase, chest circumference and waist circumference user. The use of personal protective equipment on the one hand there may be a hassle for employees, on the other hand need to determine their use of working conditions and level of risks arising from them.