The way you assess how long you can use your chemical suit is changing! Find out how with Lakeland at A+A 19.
25 October 2019
How do you decide how long you can use your chemical suit against a specific chemical?
Most users obtain a breakthrough time or classification (often >480 minutes or Class 6) from the suit manufacturer and assume it is an indication of how long the suit can be safely used against that chemical.
However, following increasing recognition that this is based on a misunderstanding of permeation test breakthrough and potentially dangerous (because the breakthrough relates to a time to a speed of permeation, the chemical actually permeates long before that time – which could be critical in the case of highly toxic chemicals), the 2018 version of EN 14325 introduced a new method of classification based on volume of chemical permeated over time and on the toxicity level of the specific chemical. This new classification now provides a real safe-wear time and allows safety managers to keep users of chemical suits safer.
Lakeland’s stand at A+A features a simple three Key Point explanation of how this works, explaining why current methods could be a health time bomb, detailing the new classification, and introducing Permasure®, Lakeland’s app enabling users to quickly calculate the same safe-wear time as offered by the new CE classification
Join us on in Hall 9, stand E61 to find out more. Or read our blog on the new classification here: https://blog.lakeland.com/europe/the-latest-changes-to-en-14325-standards