Standards & Testing

All Bell garments are designed and manufactured to the strictest quality standards controlled via our ISO 9001 Quality System procedures and requirements.

Garments are tested to the appropriate European, International or British Standard at an independent UKAS accredited laboratory to provide product compliance.  This information is clearly marked on the garment label, giving the wearer the reassurance that they are using a quality product.

There are Standards and test methods covering the protective requirements for a range of hazards that Bell garments conform to.  The list below shows these, but please refer to a specific product for detailed information on specific compliance.




BS EN343



Protective clothing - protection against rain




BS EN20471



High visibility warning clothing for professional use - Test methods and requirements







Railway group standard - high visibility clothing




BS EN ISO 11611



Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes




BS EN ISO 11612



Protective clothing - to protect against heat and flame




BS EN 1149



Protective clothing. Electrostatic properties - material performance and design requirements




IEC 61482-1



Protection against electric arc - test methods




IEC 61482-1-1



Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an
electric arc - open arc testing


    BS EN ISO 13688   Specifies general performance requirements for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, ageing, compatibility and marking of protective clothing




EN 14360



Protective clothing against rain. Test method for garments




EN 13034 Type PB (6)



Chemical Protection