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Protective work clothing & safety clothing for personal protective equipment
Protective clothing is part of personal protective equipment to protect the body from injuries and other work-related damage. With head protection, eye protection, hearing protection, protective mask, safety clothing, work gloves & disposable gloves as well as foot protection, you are optimally protected in every damaging situation.
Much professional work requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Functional and tailor-made protective clothing is indispensable in agricultural operations, because you are exposed to a wide variety of hazards in your daily work. The spectrum ranges from small liquid splashes to emptying dangerous liquids to handling chemical sprays.
The optimal use of protective clothing effectively minimizes the risk potential for people. For protection from head to toe, you will find high-quality protective clothing at Agrarzone that offers you and your colleagues the protection you need.
Why do you need protective clothing at all and what should you consider when choosing the right protective clothing? You will find valuable answers to the most important questions about protective clothing on this page:
- What is protective clothing?
- What types of personal protective equipment are there?
- Difference between work clothing and protective work clothing
- What you should consider when choosing the right protective clothing
- For which industries is our protective clothing suitable?
- Frequently asked questions about protective clothing
What is protective clothing?
Protective clothing is an essential part of personal protective equipment (PPE).
PPE is understood to mean protective clothing that is worn over or instead of normal work clothing and at the same time offers effective protection against risks to your safety and health in the workplace (like working with high temperatures, solutions or chemicals). This also includes any additional equipment used with the same endeavor and connected with personal protective equipment.
What types of personal protective equipment are there?
Not only protective clothing is part of protection in everyday working life. Further additional equipment, which is part of personal protective equipment and offers effective protection against various dangers, can be found in the Agrarzone range:
Head protection: Protective helmets and bump caps effectively protect your head from injuries during work on the construction site, in the industrial sector or in agriculture.
Eye protection: Protective Goggles protect your eyes from dust and flying debris.
Ear protection: With protecting ear muffs and ear plugs you protect your ears from short-term as well as regular noise exposure.
Respirator: A face mask, FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 is used to protect against infection with viruses, coarse and fine dust, smoke, gas or to protect the environment.
Protective suit: You will find a large selection of practical protective clothing for daily work in this category. From milker overalls to anti-odor caps to sleeve protectors and wash overalls, you are well equipped for all agricultural works.
Disposable gloves: Disposable gloves are suitable for single use and protect the person wearing them from pathogens and dirt. Disposable gloves also do not help to transmit dangerous viruses to other people and are usually used in the veterinary or medical field.
Working gloves: To protect your hands from injuries when working on construction sites or in the garden, robust and cut-resistant work gloves are a sensible investment.
- Rubber boots: Non-slip and waterproof rubber boots are the perfect footwear for work in agriculture, in the garden and for leisure.
Difference between work clothing and protective work clothing
Protective work clothing: Functional protective work clothing is tested for various properties in a corresponding test laboratory. After a corresponding examination, a certification is issued by an approved body. Protective clothing must meet various standards, for example it must be non-flammable or even withstand liquid or corrosive chemicals.
Work clothing: In contrast to protective work clothing, work clothing does not have any special protective effect. Work clothes are worn to keep dust and dirt away. Accordingly, work clothes are mainly used to save the private clothing.
What you should consider when choosing the right protective clothing
Before you buy suitable protective clothing, should you make basic considerations? What do I need the protective clothing for and what purpose should the protective clothing serve? Does every employee need their own protective clothing? What properties must the protective clothing have?
When choosing the perfect protective clothing, important aspects such as optimal protective effect, wearing comfort, fit and mechanical durability must be weighed. On the one hand, the protective clothing should fit closely to the body to ensure the best possible protection, and on the other hand, the protective clothing should also have a certain level of comfort, as this is the only way to ensure that you and your employees wear the protective clothing for a long time.
When buying protective clothing, attention should also be paid to the quality. In addition to buying the wrong or unsuitable PPE, wear and tear, insufficient care or maintenance, age, an expired expiry date or incorrect use of protective clothing can endanger the protective effect.
Every stretcher should have its own equipment for sole use, which protects against the hazards occurring at the workplace. Do you need protective clothing for several people? If the circumstances nevertheless require use by several people (like full body harnesses), there must be no health risks or hygienic doubts.
For which industries is our protective clothing suitable?
In addition to agriculture, suitable protective clothing also plays an important role in other professions and industries and has a slightly different function depending on the area of application.
You can use our protective clothing in these industries:
- Food industry
- Packaging and much more.
Protective clothing for agriculture, medicine, construction & Co.
Protective clothing in the healthcare and medical sector prevents the spread of germs, offers protection against infections and helps prevent infections.
In microbiological laboratory areas, special protective clothing against viruses can prevent the transmission of pathogens and save lives in an emergency. Protect yourself and your employees effectively and order effective protective equipment in the Agrarzone online shop.
In medical and pharmaceutical laboratories, suitable protective equipment prevents contamination with microorganisms and their uncontrolled spread.
Protective equipment in industry and trade is indispensable because when handling different materials on construction sites and chemicals in industry, there is a high potential for danger. Protective clothing provides effective protection against injuries, soiling, toxic substances or contact with harmful materials. For personal protective equipment, it is advisable not to do without the following equipment:
- Construction helmet to protect the head
- Safety clothing to protect the body
- Safety glasses to protect the eyes
- Ear protection to protect the ears
- Work gloves to protect hands
- Protective mask to protect the respiratory tract
- Rubber boots & safety shoes to protect your feet
It is not only useful to use a protective suit at work, but also in private situations such as building a house or caring for relatives. The soiling of clothing and body as well as objects and floors prevents suitable protective clothing just as well.
Employers must provide suitable protective clothing in every situation where there is a risk to health. This includes workers in the chemical industry and waste disposal as well as craftsmen in the construction industry. Modern and functional protective clothing also protects against extreme temperatures, harsh weather conditions and contamination like in the food industry.
In the food industry, there is protective clothing for cooks, bakers and service staff in the form of aprons, protective caps and overshoes. There is also appropriate protective clothing for the cooling rooms with protection against the cold, work clothing against moisture and also cut and stab protection clothing.
Frequently asked questions about protective clothing
Question 1: What categories of personal protective equipment are there?
Personal protective equipment is legally classified into three categories:
PPE category I (low risks): PPE category I includes protective equipment where it is assumed that the user can judge its effectiveness against minor risks and whose effect, if it occurs gradually, can be perceived by the user in good time and without endangering (like gloves).
PPE category II (medium risks): This category includes all personal protective equipment that cannot be assigned to either category I or III (like safety helmets, protective shoes, hearing protectors).
PPE category III (high risks): Category III includes complex personal protective equipment that is intended to protect against fatal hazards or serious and irreversible damage to health and for which it must be assumed that the wearer cannot recognize the immediate effect of the danger in good time (like breathing apparatus).
Question 2: What are the guidelines for disposable protective clothing?
The material and structure of the disposable protective suit determines whether the protective suit can be used for dangerous work (certified according to CE category III) or for non-dangerous applications (CE category I "simple").
Protection classes have been defined for protective clothing for dangerous work in order to simplify the choice of suitable protective clothing and the respective area of application for the wearer:
Overview of the type classes for CE category III:
- Type 1: Gas-tight protective clothing
- Type 2: Non gas-tight protective clothing
- Type 3: Liquid-tight protective clothing
- Type 4: Spray-tight protective clothing
- Type 5: Particle-proof protective clothing
- Type 6: Limited splash-proof protective clothing
Question 3: When do employers have to provide protective clothing?
According to the legally prescribed operational analysis, a corresponding risk assessment must be carried out at regular intervals. If the risk analysis shows that personal protective equipment must be used, employers must provide employees with protective clothing if one or more of the following hazards (Section 4 PSA-V) exist for them:
- Hazards from the effects of heat, cold, moisture, wetness or weather
Mechanical hazards from dust, cuts, strokes, rubbing or being detected by moving machine parts or contact with saws, cutters or other sharp or pointed objects
Electrical hazard such as electrostatic charge or electrical voltage
Thermal hazard from contact with thermal radiation, flame effects, sparks or splashes of hot liquids or from contact with cold or hot surfaces
- Hazards from working materials that are hazardous to health, such as chemical hazards from solid, liquid or gaseous substances, especially when they come into contact with substances that can cause severe skin damage
- Hazards from biological agents such as bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms
- Risk of animal bites or other injuries
- Danger from strong contamination or radiation
- Dangers when working on public traffic areas and in internal vehicle traffic
Question 4: Who pays for the protective clothing?
After an operational risk analysis has been carried out by the employer, the employer is obliged to provide his employees with the necessary personal protective equipment. The employer bears the costs for this himself.
Question 5: When is it compulsory to wear protective clothing?
As soon as there are risks and potential dangers in everyday work, it is mandatory to use the necessary protective measures in the form of protective equipment.
Question 6: What is not part of personal protective equipment?
Not all protective clothing or protective equipment is part of personal protective equipment and therefore has a special protective effect:
- Work clothing that is not specifically used for safety and health protection
- Protective equipment for emergency and rescue services
- Personal protective equipment for the armed forces, disaster control, civil defense, the police and other institutions that serve public safety or order
- Personal protective equipment for road traffic
- Sports equipments
- Self-defense equipment
- Portable devices for identifying hazards and hazardous substances
Question 7: How do I take care of safety clothing?
Regular and professional care is required to ensure that protective clothing retains its protective function over the long term. All reusable garments contain information on how the clothing should be washed and cared for.
Your advantages at the Agrarzone shop
Free returns: This applies to all package deliveries that are returned within 30 days. You can also return freight forwarding goods within 30 days. However, the cost of returning the goods by forwarding company have to be paid by the customer.
No risk thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee: If your purchased poultry product is not right for you, you can return the item to us within 30 days of delivery without giving a reason. We will then refund the full purchase price.
All products meet the legal safety standards: All our agricultural equipment has been tested by law. All electrifiable products such as pasture fences or pasture nets are harmless to humans and animals. This is guaranteed by compliance with the legal safety standards.