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Clothing EN Standards

EN ISO 20471

This International Standard Specifies requirements for high visibility clothing, which is capable of visually signalling the user’s presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by the operators of vehicles or other mechanised equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark.

High Visibility clothing has a fluorescent surface, combined with reflective material that meets certification requirements in 3 different classes:

Class 3: Highest Level

Highest Level of protection – required for any persons working on or near motorways/dual carriageways or airports. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.80m sq of background materials and 0.20m sq of retro-reflective materials. (4 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)

Class 2: Intermediate Level

Required for any person working on or near A and B Roads, also for delivery drivers. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.50m sq of background material and 0.13m sq of retro-reflective material. (2.60 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)

Class 1: Minimum Level

Minimum level of protection required for any persons working on a private road or to be sed in conjunction with a higher classed garment. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.14m sq of background material and 0.10m sq of retro-reflective material. (2 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape)

IEC 61482-2: 2009

Protective Clothing Against The Thermal Hazards of An Electric Arc

This standard specifies requirements and test methods applicable to materials and garments for protective clothing against the thermal effects of an electric arc event. An electric arc is a continuous electric discharge of high current between conductors generating very bright light and intensive heat.

Two international test methods have been developed to provide information on the resistance of clothing to the thermal effects of electric arcs. Each method gives different information. To comply with our standard either or both tests must be carried out.

Box Method EN 61482-1-2

The fabric/garment is exposed to an electric arc confined in a specific box with a specific electrode arrangement for 0.5 seconds. Class 1 is to the current of 4kA arc, Class 2 is to a current 7 kA arc. Test conditions for Class 1 and 2 try to stimulate typical exposure conditions for a short circuit current of 4kA and 7kA respectively.

Open Arc Method EN61482-1-1

This test method aims to establish the ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value) of Ebt (Energy Breakopen Threshold) of a fabric. The APTV is the amount of energy required to cause a 2nd degree burn through the material prior to breakopen (50% probability). The EBT is the amount of energy where the material breaks-open (50% probability). This is normally the upper thermal limit of the fabric where the fibres are damaged and material loses mechanical strength, Both APTV and Ebt are expressed in calories per cm2.

EN 13034:2005

Protective Clothing Against Liquid Chemicals

Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB [6] equipment). This stamdard specifies the minimum requirements for limiter use and re-useable limited performance chemical protective clothing. Limited performance chemical protective clothing is intended for use in cases of a potential exposure to a light spray, liquid aerosols or low pressure, low volume splashes, against which a complete liquid permeation barrier (at a molecular level) is not required.

The Standard covers both chemical protective suits (Type 6) and partial body protection (Type PB [6]).

Type 6 suits are tested using a mist or fine spray of water with a dye added to aid the assessment of leakage. The test subject wears an absorbent suit underneath the one to be tested, which absorbs any leaks and is stained by the dye.

Success or failure is determined by measuring the total area of any stains on three suits and comparing this with the requirement. A range of other tests is specified, including resistance to abrasion, tear strength, tensile strength, resistance to puncture, resistance to ignition, resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals and seam strength. In the test for liquid chemical repellency and resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals, a bank of four test chemicals is given in the standard although the requirement is that the suit material demonstrates adequate repellency and resistance to penetration against one chemical from the list.

EN 342 – Protective Clothing – Ensembles and Garments for Protection Against Cold

EN 342 is the harmonised European standard that specifies ensembles (i.e two piece suits or coveralls) and of single garments for protection against cold environments

Garments are tested under the following performance perameters – Thermal Insulation, Air Permeability and Resistance to Water Penetration.

EN 343 – Protective Clothing, Protection Against Rain

EN 343 is the harmonised European standard that applies to garments worn in adverse weather conditions. It specifies the characteristics of protective clothing against the influence of foul weather, wind and coll above –5 Degrees. The standard provides for two parameters: (Example - Class 3:1)

X (3) = Waterproofness (3 Levels) 3 is the highest

Y = (1) Breathable Properties (3 Levels) 3 is the highest

EN ISO 14116: 2008

Protective Clothing Against Limited Flame Spread Materials and Material Aseemblies

This standard specifies the performance requirements for the limited flame spread properties of materials, material assemblies and protective clothing in order to reduce the possibility of the clothing burning and thereby itself constituting a hazard. Additional requirements for clothing are also specified.

Protective clothing complying with this standard is intended to protect workers against occasional and brief contact with small igniting flames in circumstances where there is no significant flame hazard and without the presence of another type of heat.

RIS 3279

Railway Group Standard sets out the minimum specification for high visibility warning clothing in Rail Industry.

EN 14360:2004

Protective clothing against rain. Test method for ready made garments. Impact from above with high energy droplets

EN 13758-2 - Ultraviolet Protection

Garments marked according to EN13758-2 provides UVA + UVB protection from the sun. Sun exposure causes skin damage, the dangerous exposure is reduced by wearing this garment. The garment protects against UV radiation, but note that it is not a guarantee for protection in all conditions. Note that only covered areas are protected and the protection offered by this item may be reduced with use or if stretched or wet. The garment should be cared for according to instructions inside the garment.

Ultraviolet Protection

UPF* range

Protection

% UV blocking

Labeling levels

15 - 24

Bra

93,3 - 95,8%

15,20

25 - 39

Mycket bra

96 - 97,4 %

25,30,35

40 - 50+

Utmärkt

97,5 - 98+%

40,45,50,50+
 

*UPF - Ultraviolet Protection Factor

EN 14404 - Protection for work in kneeling position

Kneepads certified according to EN 14404 protects the wearer at work in the kneeling position.

Knee protection class are classified as follows:

Protection Class          Appropriate use

Protection Class 0       Flat floor surfaces

Protection Class 1       Flat or uneven floor surfaces. Protects against penetration by a force of at least (100 ± 5) N

Protection Class 2       Flat or uneven floor surfaces under severe conditions. Protects against penetration by a force of at least (250 ± 10) N

EN ISO 11612:2008

Protective Clothing Against Heat and Flame

The Performance requirements set out in this international standard are applicable to garment, which could be worn for a wide range of end uses, where the is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the used can be exposed to radiant, convective or contact heat or molton metal splashes.

This test uses standard methods and conditions to predict the performance of fabric/garment in the event of contact with heat or flames. Garment features such as seams, closures and logos must be tested as well as the fabric. Tests must be carried out on pre=treated components according to the manufacturers care label.

Specific Testing is listed below:

  • Dimensional Charge

  • Limited Flame Spread (A1+A2)*

  • Convective Heat (B) – 3 Levels

  • Radiant Heat (C) - 4 Levels

  • Molten Aluminium Splash (D) – 3 Levels

  • Molten Iron Splash E - 3 Levels

  • Contact Heat (F) – 3 Levels (Temp 250 Degrees Celcius)

  • Heat Resistance at a temperature of 180 Degrees Celcius

  • Tensile Strength Must meet a minimum of 300N

  • Tear Strength must meet a minimum of 15N

  • Bursting Strength

  • Seam Strength

Garment Design requires that coverage must be provided from the neck to the wrist and to the ankles.

Optional Testing includes water vapour resistance and manikin testing for overall burn prediction.

*This test must be carried out on fabric and seams.

EN ISO 11611: 2007

Protective Clothing for Use in Welding and Allied Processes

The International standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes (Excluding Hand Protection).

The International Standard Specifies two classes with specific performance requirements:

Class 1 is protection against less hazardous welding techniques and situations causing lower levels of spatter and radiant heat.

Class 2 is protection against more hazardous welding techniques and situations causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat.

EN ISO 11611 requires that protective suits completely cover the upper and lower torso, neck, arms and legs. There are a number of other design requirements which must be followed to prevent molten droplets lodging anywhere on the garment.

Testing must be carried out on pre-treated components according to the manufacturers care label.

  • Tensile Strength (must meet a minimum of 400N)

  • Tear Strength (Must meet a minimum of 20N)

  • Bursting Strength

  • Seam Strength

  • Dimensional Charge

  • Requirements of Leather

  • Limited Flame Spread (A1+A2)*

  • Molten Droplets

  • Heat Transfer (Radiation)

  • Electrical Resistance

*This test must be carried out on the fabric and seams.

EN1149 -5

Protective Clothing – Electrostatic Properties – Part 5

This European Standard is part of a series of standards for test methods and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective clothing. The standard specifies material and design requirements for garments used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharges. The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.

EN 1149 consists of the following parts:

EN 1149-1: Test Method for measurement of surface resistivty.

EN 1149-2: Test Method for measurement of the electrical resistance through a material (Vertical resistance)

EN 1149-3: Test Methods for measurement of charge decay.

EN 1149-4: Garment Test (under development)

EN 1149-5: Material Performance and design requirements.

Electrostatics dissipative protective clothing shall be able to permanently cover all non-complying materials during normal use. Conductives parts (Zips, Buttons etc) are permitted provided they are cover by the outermost material when in use.

 

Glove EN Standards

Glove EN Standards

Protective Gloves : General Requirements

EN420 : 2003 + A1 2009

This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information

EN 388
Gloves giving protection from mechanical risks


Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.

1 Resistance to abrasion
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.

2 Blade cut resistance
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

3 Tear resistance
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample. 
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

4 Puncture resistance
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

EN 388:2016 ONLY
EN 388:2003 Standards specifies physical and mechanical aggression caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. EN388:2016 updates the existing standard with this new test method for abrasion, blade cut & impact resistance. EN ISO 13997:1999 (TDM Test) records cut results as a Newton value – the force of the blade on the glove material needed to cut through the material 20mm. The results are represented on a scale A-F.

5 Straight blade cut resistance EN 388:2016 ONLY
Based on the amount of force to achieve the moment of cut-through. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from A to F

6 Impact resistance EN388:2016 ONLY
Impact-resistant properties to 5J, Performance Level P

Protective Gloves : Mechanical Vibration and Shock 

EN 10819: 1996 

This European standard specifies a method for the laboratory measurement, the data analysis and rotting if the vibration transmissibility of gloves in terms of vibration transmission from a handle to the palm of the hand in the frequency range from 31.5 Hz to 1250 Hz. The standard is intended to define a screening test for the vibration transmission through gloves.  

Protective Gloves Against Thermal Risks (Heat and/or Fire) 

EN 407: 2004

This standard specifies thermal performance for protective gloves against heat and/or fire. The heat and flame pictogram is accompanied by a 6 digit number.

Requirements

Performance levels 1-4

f) resistance to a large melting metal spray

Amount of spray required to raise the glove to a certain temperature.

Performance levels 1-4

e) resistance to small melting metal spray

Amount of spray required to raise the glove to a certain temperature.

Performance levels 1-4

D) resistance to radiating heat

Time required to raise a given temperature level

Performance levels 1-4

c) resistance to convective heat

time during which the glove is able to delay the transfer of heat of a flame

Performance levels 1-4

b) resistance to contact heat

Temperature (within the range of 100 degrees to 500 degrees) at which the person wearing the gloves will not feel any pain (for a period of at least 15 seconds).

Performance levels 1-4

A) Resistance to flammability:

Time during which the material remains lit and continues to be consumed after the ignition source has been eliminated.

Protective Gloves For Welders  

EN 12477: 2001 

This European standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective gloves for use in manual metal welding, cutting and allied processes. According to their performance, protective gloves for Welders are classified into two types.

Type A: lower dexterity (with higher other performance). 

Type B: Higher dexterity (with lower other performance).

CE Food Safe 

European legislation with respect to Food Contract Materials (Directive EC1935/2004) requires that food contract materials shall not transfer their ingredients to food and must not modify the organoleptic properties (I.e colour, smell, texture and taste) of the food. Products intended for food contact shall be labelled as such. 

EN374 AKL

Protective Gloves : Against Chemicals and Mirco-organisms 

EN374-1:2003 

This European standard specifies the requirements for gloves to protect the user against chemicals and/or micro-organisms and defines terms to be used.

EN374-2:2003 

This European standard specifies a text method for the penetration resistance of gloves that protect again chemicals and and/or micro-organisms.

EN374-3:2003 

This European standard specifies the determination of the resistance of protective glove materials of permeation by potentially hazardous non-gaseous chemicals under the condition of continuous contract.

EN374 – biohazard

Gloves must prove that they are a effective barrier abundant liquids and mirco-organisms

Performance levels are according to Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL) whereby samples are taken from a batch of gloves and tested during production for pinholes and leaks by either inflation with air or by filling with water.

Gloves must meet at least level 2, to be considered micro-organism resistant. 

(Level 1 = AQL 4.0) (Level 2 = AQL 1.5) (Level 3 = AQL 0.65)

EN374 – chemical

The “low chemical resistant” or “waterproof” glove pictogram is to be used for those gloves that do not achieve a breakthrough time of at least 30 minutes against at least there chemicals from the defined list, but which comply with the penetration test.

Protective Clothing: Electrostatic Properties

EN 1149-1:2006 

This European Standard specifies a test method for materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge. This test method is not applicable for material to be used in the manufacturing of protection clothing or gloves against high voltages.

EN 1149-5:2008 

Protective Clothing – Electrostatic Properties – Part 5. Material  

Performance and Deisgn Requirements. 

This European standard is part of a series of standards for test methods and requirements for electrostatic properties if protective clothing. To standard specifies material and Design requirements for garments used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharges. The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.

ESD – (Electrostatic Discharge) 

ESD gloves are used to divert static electricity. Surface resistivitity is tested according to method specified in EN 1149-1 but test sample must meet the requirements EN1149-5.

Protective Gloves Against Cold 

EN 511:2006 

The European standard specific the requirements the test methods for gloves which product against conductive cold down to -50degrees Celsius. This cold can be linked to the climate conditions or an industrial activity.

Requirements

Performance levels 0-1

c) water penetration

Performance levels 1-4 

  1. Resistance to contract cold  

Performance levels 1-4 

  1. Resistance to convective cold 

Protective Gloves : For Users Of Hand Held Chainsaws  

EN 381-7: 1999 

This European standard specifies the requirements for gloves for resistance to cutting by a chainsaw when assessed by the test method described in EN381-4. The requirement are also given marking and for the provision of information to be supplied by manufacturer including criteria for the selection if appropriate gloves and instructions for use.

ANSI/ISEA 105-2011 

American National a Standard for Hand Protection 

This standard addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to chemical and industrials applications. Hand protection includes gloves, mittens, partial gloves, or other items covering the hand or a portion of the hand that are intended to provide protection against or resistance to a specific hazard.

Protective Gloves : For Users Of Hand Held Chainsaws

EN 381-7: 1999

This European standard specifies the requirements for gloves for resistance to cutting by a chainsaw when assessed by the test method described in EN381-4. The requirement are also given marking and for the provision of information to be supplied by manufacturer including criteria for the selection if appropriate gloves and instructions for use.

Ear Protection EN Standards

EN352

EN 352-1: 2002 – Hearing – Ear Muffs

EN 352-2: 2002 – Ear Plugs

EN 352-3: 2002 – Helmet Mounted Ear Muffs

EN 352-4: 2002 – Earmuffs with Entertainment Radio

All these Standards establish requirement with regards to the manufacture, design, performances and test methods.

EN 1731 2006 – Personal Eye Protection. Mesh Eye and Face Protector.

Material specifications, design, performance and test methods for eye and face mesh protection for professional use.

Hard Hard EN Standards

EN 166:2001

Personal Eye Protection

European Standard, applying to all types of individual protection of the eye which protects from hazards likely to damage the eye, except nuclear radiation, x-rays, laser emissions and infrared emitted by low-temperature sources. Does not apply to eye protection for which separate standards exist (E.g anti-laser eye protection, sunglasses for general use).

EN 397:2012

Mandatory Tests:

  • Impact*: Energy spread to the head form must not exceed 5kN after the fall of an object of 5 kg at 1m high.
  • Penetration*: The tip of the test mass used (3 kg from 1m height) must not come into contact with the skull.
  • Flammability: The helmet is exposed to a flame and it must not burn with flame emission more than 5 seconds after removal of the flame.
  • Impact and Penetration tests* are performed room temperature, at +50 degrees and at -10 degrees.

Optional Tests:

  • Resistance at extreme temperatures: testing impact and penetration are performed at +150 degrees, at -20 degrees or -30 degrees temperatures.
  • Electrical properties: Protects against a short accidental contact with electric leads under voltage up to 440 Vac.
  • Lateral deformation: Protects against lateral compressions. The maximum deformation of the helmet should be less or equal to 40mm (LD)
  • Molten metal splashes: The helmet is not deformed or penetrated by splashes of molten metal (MM)

EN 50365: 2002 – Insulating helmets for use on low voltage installations

This standard is for helmets used for working live or close to live parts on installations not exceeding 1000 V a.c or 1500 V d.c. Testing to EN 50365 exceeds testing under EN397 for electrical properties.

Marking: double triangle + class + batch number.

EN 1731 2006 – Personal Eye Protection. Mesh Eye and Face Protector.

Material specifications, design, performance and test methods for eye and face mesh protection for professional use.

EN 812:2012 – Industrial Bump Caps

European standard for bump caps for industry, describing mandatory impact and penetration tests.

Note: Bump caps protect against impact from knocks against structures and objects. They don’t protect against falling objects and in all cases where a safety helmet is required.

EN 812:2012 – Industrial Bump Caps

European standard for bump caps for industry, describing mandatory impact and penetration tests.

NOTE: Bump Caps protect against impacts from knocks against structures and objects. They DO NOT protect against falling objects and in all cases where a Safety Helmet is required.

Eye Protection EN Standards

EN 381-5:1995

The protective products have been tested in accordance with EN 381-5:1995 for Class 1 performance. EN 381-5:1995 certified garments are designed to provide protection to legs against accidental contact with a hand held chainsaw machine (protection at linear chainsaw speeds up to 20 m/s)

Chemical Protection

Indicates compliance with currect European standards for chemical protective clothing.

EN 13982:2004 Type

Dry particle suit. This specifies the minimum requirements for chemical protective clothing resistant to penetration by air borne solid particles. Protects against hazardous dust and dry particulars.

Nuclear Particle

EN1073-2:2002

Protective Clothing against radioactive contamination. Requirements and test methods for non-ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination.

EN 14126:2003

This specifies the requirements and test methods for limited use protection against infective agents.

EN 352-1: 2002

Hearing Protectors – Ear Muffs

EN 352-2: 2002

Hearing Protectors – Ear Plugs

EN 352-3: 2002

Hearing Protectors – Helmet Mounted Ear Muffs

EN 352-4: 2002

Hearing Protectors – Level Dependent Ear Muffs

En 352-8: 2002

Earmuffs with Entertainment Radio

All these standards establish requirements with regards to the manufacture, design, performance and test methods

SNR (Simplified Noise Reduction)

Single average value of attenuation.

HML: Attenuation values expressed in terms of average levels of frequencies:

H : Attenuation of PPE at high frequencies (pitched noises).

M: Attenuation of PPE at medium frequencies.

L: Attenuation of PPE at low frequencies (bass sounds)

EN 166: 2001

Personal Eye Protection

European Standard, applying to all types of individual protection of the eye which protects from hazards likely to damage the eye, except nuclear radiation, x-rays, laser emissions and infrared emitted by low-temperature sources. Does not apply to eye protection for which separate standards exist (E.g anti-laser eye protection, sunglasses for general use).

EN 170: 2002

UV Rays Protection

European Standard for Ultraviolet Filters

Specifications of level numbers and of requirements relating to the transmittance of the filters for protections against ultraviolet radiation.

EN 172: 1995

Specification For Sunglare Filters Used in Personal Eye-Protection for Industrial Use

Specification of level number and requirements relating to the transmittance of filters of protection against solar radiation, industrial use.

EN 1731 2006 – Personal Eye Protection. Mesh Eye and Face Protector.

Material specifications, design, performance and test methods for eye and face mesh protection for professional use.

EN 379: 2009 – Automatic Welding Filters

Harmonised European standard for automatic welding filters which switch their luminous transmittance to a lower predetermined value when an arc is ignited.

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