STANDARDISATION & CLASSIFICATION
The certified products are accompanied by symbols to denote specific standards. Each standard offers advanced protection.
EN ISO 13688:2013
Protective clothing: general requirements. Specifies general health and ergonomic requirements as well as ageing, size designation, labelling and user instructions.
EN ISO 20471: 2013
High-visibility warning clothing for professional use. This clothing makes the user more visible both during the day and at night. High-visibility warning clothing, which complies with EN ISO 20471:2013(+A1:2016) is legally required for everyone working on roadways and on building sites. Even if only a limited part of the day is spent in a work place with traffic, safety clothing must always be worn. The printing, embroidery and other adaptations made to the reflective fabric will reduce the size of the reflective area, as a result of which the minimum required reflective area could be lost. Embroidering without prior permission of a notified body is prohibited. Please contact the safety advisor for these purposes.
Must be worn by everybody working on building sites, roads with a speed limit over 60 km/h (37 mph), active train lines and during rescue operations.
Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.80m²
Surface area of reflective material at least 0.20m²
May be worn by people supervising the activities where class 3 warning clothing is required. Worn in good weather conditions and where visibility is adequate.
Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.50m²
Surface area of reflective material at least 0.13m²
May only be worn by people visiting a site where class 3 warning clothing is required. These visitors must be accompanied by people who work on the site. If your activities during the day vary, or if you are in any doubt, class 3 clothing is recommended.
Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.14m²
Surface area of reflective material at least 0.10m²
Electrostatic properties, part 5, material and design requirements. This clothing is worn to prevent sparks from electrostatic charges which can cause fire or explosion. EN 1149 consists of various sections that specify the requirements and test methods for measuring protection against static electricity or damage from discharge. EN 1149-5 describes the performance requirements. The material must comply with the requirements in EN 1149-1 or EN 1149-3.
Protective clothing, certified according to IEC 61482-2:2009, protects the user against risks from an electric arc (2 classes). An electric arc or blast as a result of a disruption (e.g. a short circuit) in an electric installation generates a sudden release of intense heat and light causing serious burns or other harm.
Class 1: protection against electric arc 4KA
Class 2: protection against electric arc 7KA
The clothing is tested for an arc voltage up till around 400V and for a time of 500ms.
EN ISO 11612:2015
Protective clothing for heat and flame where there is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the user can be exposed to radiant or convective heat, contact heat or to molten metal splashes. This standard specifies performance requirements for items of clothing that are designed to protect the wearer's body against heat and fire with the exception of the hands.
A indicates limited flame spread;
B indicates convection heat, 3 achievable levels: B1, B2, B3 with 3 the highest level;
C indicates radiant heat, 4 achievable levels: C1, C2, C3, C4 with 4 the highest level;
D indicates aluminium spatter, 3 achievable levels: D1, D2, D3 with 3 the highest level;
E indicates iron spatter, 3 achievable levels: E1, E2, E3 with 3 the highest level;
F indicates contact heat, 3 achievable levels: F1, F2 and F3 with 3 the highest level.
EN ISO 11611:2007 / EN ISO 11611: 2015
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes. This clothing is intended to protect against spatter, short contact time with flame and radiant heat, and minimizes the possibility of electrical shock (at accidental contact of +/- 100 V).
This standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing, including head and foot safety gear, which is designed to protect the wearer's body and which has to be worn during welding and allied processes.
A1: indicates the clothing meets the requirements for limiting flame spread in the event of surface ignition.
A2: indicates the clothing meets the requirements for limiting flame spread in the edge ignition.
Divided into two categories:
- Category 1 is protection against less hazardous welding techniques and situations causing low levels of spatter and radiant heat.
- Category 2 is protection against more hazardous welding techniques and situations causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat.
Protective clothing, certified according to EN 13034:2005+A1:2009 - type 6, provides limited protection against small spatters or fumes of liquid chemicals and is intended for use in situations where the risks are assessed as low and a full liquid permeation barrier is not necessary. This type of clothing must cover the entire upper and lower body.