Once you have gone through the three steps to the perfect disposable coveralls and found the ideal protective suit for you, it’s now important to know how to put on your chemical protection suit correctly, since full protective performance can only be guaranteed if you put on your protective clothing correctly.


In our interesting and above all informative #HowTo video series on our uvex YouTube channel, we take you through detailed steps showing you how to put on our uvex safety clothing correctly.

In the following video, we take you through the individual steps for correctly putting on your disposable protective suit, using type 3B disposable coveralls as an example:

Before you put on the protective suit, you must check the disposable coveralls for defects:

  • Are there any open seams?
  • Is the zip intact?
  • Are there any other defects which may impair the suit’s protective function?


If your protective suit is free from defects, you can start putting on the coveralls. It’s good to have a colleague with you to give you a hand putting it on.

Checklist for a perfect fit – putting on disposable coveralls correctly

  1. Check parts to ensure none are missing or damaged
  2. Remove any jewellery and your watch
  3. Tuck trousers into socks
  4. Step into the coveralls and pull up to the hips
  5. Put on safety shoes and pull legs of the coveralls over boots
  6. Put arms through sleeves of chemical protection suit
  7. Zip up halfway
  8. Put on respirator and check that the seal is tight
  9. Put on safety eyewear
  10. Pull up the hood on coveralls
  11. Zip the protective suit all the way to the top
  12. Get a colleague to press flap into place
  13. Put fingers through straps
  14. Get a colleague to put on your safety gloves and pull up over the cuff of the sleeves
  15. Get a colleague to form a neat seal over any transition points with adhesive tape
  16. Check freedom of movement

If you have followed the above steps correctly, you can get on with your work safe in the knowledge that you are highly protected and comfortable.

Once you have carried out your work safely, or in the event of a defect or perforation, you should take the protective suit off again in the correct manner and not simply rip it off and throw it in a corner. Due to the fact that your disposable coveralls may have come into contact with toxic chemicals, you must also proceed with extreme caution when taking the chemical protection suit off so that you don’t transmit any toxic substances to the outside world or bring them into contact with the skin afterwards. You should have a colleague in protective clothing nearby to assist you when taking off your suit.

Checklist for removing a disposable protective suit – quick and safe

  1. Disinfect safety gloves
  2. Get a colleague to remove adhesive tape
  3. Get a colleague to open flap and zip
  4. Peel the coveralls off over the shoulders and down to hip height, ensuring that the inside of the coveralls is on the outside. At the same time, pull arms out of the sleeves.
  5. Remove the safety gloves by pulling them inside out
  6. Take the suit completely off, removing the boots at the same time
  7. Remove the glasses by drawing them forward from the back and place them in the designated place
  8. Remove your respirator in the same way
  9. Dispose of protective clothing correctly
  10. Disinfect your hands and finish off by thoroughly washing your hands, face and any other contaminated areas of skin with water and a disinfectant lotion.

For optimal protection while working, we recommend you use additional PPE items from our uvex occupational safety range suitable for your field of work, since effective protection can only be guaranteed if all components are employed together as a unit.

Further information on our different uvex protective suit models can be found here:

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