Welding Apparel - Certifications

The Big Red, Blue Max, and High Vis Proban Welding Apparel Ranges are all certified to EN ISO 11611


EN ISO 11611:2015 specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing including hoods, aprons, sleeves, and gaiters that are designed to protect the wearer's body including head (hoods) and feet (gaiters) and that are to be worn during welding and allied processes with comparable risks. 


EN ISO 11611 - class 1

Protection against less hazardous welding techniques and situations that produce fewer sparks and heat radiation.


EN ISO 11611 - class 2

Protection for situations that pose an additional risk, where the chance of sparks and heat radiation is significantly higher.


All Elliotts Proban Welding Apparel is Okeo-Tex Standard 100 Approved


The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 tests include around 100 parameters and take into account the textiles’ intended use. This means that the more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the stricter the human ecological requirements to be met.













This label (pictured above) indicates that every component of the gear, including threads, buttons, zips, and linings, has been tested for harmful substances to ensure that your health is protected. These tests are also conducted based on the extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue which is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements.


All Elliotts’ Cotton PROBAN® Welding Apparel is a safe-to-wear polymer that has been included in the OEKO-TEX® list of approved chemicals. PROBAN® apparel undergoes a quality-controlled technological process that gives cotton and cotton-rich textiles flame-retardant properties that are durable for long-term use.


Elliotts has a wide range of PROBAN® Welding Apparel, all of which have been tested and passed the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 ‘Confidence in Textiles’. Now you can feel confident that your protective gear is both long-lasting and completely skin safe.'