In collaboration with several leading chemical manufacturers, Respirex have developed an entirely new concept of chemical protective clothing, which is CE certified to the new DEKRA standard FRM 90.166.0 and the European PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. The GLS range of single-use garments are flexible, lightweight and manufactured and tested to ISO 17491-1:2012 Method 2 (the gas-tightness inflation standard for protective clothing).
The principle behind the development of the GLS range of suits was the changing demographic of the workforce today, with people retiring later. Traditional re-usable gas-tight suits tend to be heavy and require a rigorous maintenance program to ensure that the garment is always fit for use. Additionally in Germany, employers insurance regulations specify that where suits in excess of 5kg are to be worn, the workforce are required to annually undergo a comprehensive health screening program.
One of the major requirements was that the GLS range of suits should be usable in potentially explosive environments. Testing was carried out by an independent test house according to the ATEX guidelines and confirmed that the suits may be used in a number of different EX zones.