Portwest BZ12 Bizweld Welding Hood

  • Drawcord adjustable class 1 welding balaclava
  • Must be worn alongside suitable welding coveralls
  • ARC2 arc flash protection against the thermal hazards of an electric arc
  • Guaranteed resistance against radiant, convective and contact heat


In stock now  

In stock now

Our Price:  £6.99
Excl. VAT. (£8.39 Inc. 20% VAT)

Portwest BZ12 Bizweld Welding Hood

The Portwest BZ12 Bizweld Welding Hood will protect the face and head of the wearer from thermal hazards such as arc flashes, molten metal and radiant, convective and contact heat. The hood is drawcord adjustable for a secure fit, and when worn alongside a suitable coverall it will provide a fantastic extra layer of protection.

What Can the Bizweld Welding Hood Do for Me?

The hood has several helpful features. These include:

  • Welding Protection: Class 1 welding protection and improved protection against molten iron under EN 11612
  • Thermal Hazard Protection: Guaranteed resistance to radiant, convective and contact heat for life of garment and ARC2 arc flash protection
  • Comfortable: Drawcord adjustable for secure, comfortable fit

The Bizweld hood has undergone the same rigorous testing as all other Bizweld garments, and can be relied upon to keep you safe in hazardous environments.

Who Can Use the Welding Hood?

The Bizweld hood provides excellent protection when worn alongside welding coveralls or a jacket/trouser combination. To protect from arc eye the hood must be worn alongside the correct eyewear. Some of the tasks and professions for which the hood is suitable are listed here:

  • Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Sheet metal work
  • Offshore industry
  • Maintenance welder

Which Size Is Right for Me?

The hood is available in one size which should fit most people. The hood is drawcord adjustable for a secure fit.

What Certifications Has the BZ12 Hood Received?

The hood has undergone thorough testing, so you can be certain of your safety at work. Certifications include:

  • EN 11612:
    • A1: Limited flame spread
    • A2: Limited flame spread, hemmed
    • B1: Convective heat (scale 1 - 3)
    • C1: Radiant heat (scale 1 - 4)
    • E2: Molten iron splash (scale 1 - 3)
    • F1: Contact heat (scale 1 - 3)
  • EN 11611:
    • Class 1
    • A1
    • A2
  • ASTM F1959/ F1959M - 12 ATPV = 11.2 cal/cm² (HAF = 80.4%)

What Do These Certifications Mean?

  • EN 11612: This standard determines whether a garment offers protection against heat and flames, and whether this protection extends to convective, radiant or contact heat
  • EN 11611: This standard shows whether an item of clothing is suitable for welding or similar tasks and will protect the wearer from heat and metal splashes
  • ASTM F1959: This standard determines the arc rating of a garment, which is the amount of energy needed to pass through the fabric to cause a second or third degree burn

The hood is an effective defence against radiant, contact and convective heat. It has received an ARC2 arc flash protection rating and class 1 welding protection rating, demonstrating its ability to shield the wearer from sparks and splashes of molten metal.

Is Further Information Available on These Certifications?

If you would like to find out more about the standards mentioned here please read one of our blogs on the subject:

Key Features of the Bizweld Hood

  • Protection against radiant, convective and contact heat
  • Certified protection against molten metal splashes
  • Fabric blocks 98% of UV rays
  • Designed with a comfort fit
  • Flame resistance guaranteed for life of garment
  • OEKO-Tex certified as free from harmful chemicals

Washing Instructions for the Portwest Hood

  • Wash at temperatures of 40°C or below
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron at medium temperatures
  • Do not dry clean

Technical Details of the Hood

  • Shell Fabric: 100% cotton, FR finish 330g

What Documentation Is Available?

Conformity Statement User Instructions - 1 User Instructions - 2
Declaration of Conformity User Instructions 1 User Instructions 2

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!


This item will be dispatched by Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days after dispatch when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Please contact our Customer Care Team on 020 7501 0598 for an up to the minute delivery expectation for this product.

UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE