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Standards explained

The following videos have been produced by Portwest.
We would like to thank Portwest for allowing us to use them on the Total Workwear web site.

All Portwest products are tested to the appropriate international standards including ISO, ANSI, EN and more. Where required, Portwest products are rigourously and independently tested and certified by accredited test houses and notifying bodies.

But what do the standards actually mean? We’ve made some simple videos to explain them.


EN 471

The European Standard for high-visibility clothing


EN ISO 11611

The standard for protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes


EN ISO 11612

The standard for clothing to protect against heat and flame

Want to see how this standard is tested? Watch the video of EN ISO 11612 testing here


EN 1149

The European Standard for clothing to protect against dangers caused by static electricity



EN 388:2003

The European Standard for gloves which protect against mechanical risks


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