Protective Clothing Standards

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EN 343 Rain protective clothing

Defines the requirements and test methods for protective clothing that protects against rain, fog and soil moisture.

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EN 20471 Visible warning clothing for professional use

The standard defines the requirements for protective clothing that guarantees the user's visibility in dangerous situations when illuminated by vehicle lights in the dark under all lighting conditions during the day.

The protection classes are divided into three protection classes according to the surface area of ​​the visible materials.

class 3 best, class 1 worst surface area is measured from the smallest size of the finished garment, class 1 garments can also use composite material (both reflective and fluorescent).

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EN 342 Clothing to protect against the cold

Defines the protection requirements and testing methods for cold protective clothing. Cold is defined as a combination of temperature (below – 50C), humidity, wind and thermal radiation.

The requirements do not necessarily prevent the peripheral parts of the body (hands, feet, face) from cooling down. Source: SFS MANUAL 166, Protective clothing, protective gloves and professional footwear 2015

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EN 13034 PB + A1:2009 Protective clothing against liquids and chemicals

Defines the minimum requirements for limited use and reusable chemical protective clothing. For situations where the exposure is a small spray, liquid aerosol or splash against which full protection against liquid penetration is not required.

The standard includes both chemical protective suits (type 6) and partial body protection (type PB[6]).

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EN ISO 11612 Clothing for protection against heat and fire

The protective clothing is intended for users who need limited flammable protective clothing and who are exposed to thermal radiation, flame and contact heat or molten metal splashes.

Level 1 indicates protection with a low level of risk Level 2 indicates protection with a medium level of risk Level 3 indicates protection with a high level of risk.

The standard does not apply to firefighters' clothing for extinguishing or welding and similar work.

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EN 1149-5 Protective clothing with electrostatic properties

This European standard EN 11495 from 2008 defines the material and design requirements for statically conductive protective clothing used as part of a complete earthing system to avoid flammable charges.

The requirements may not be sufficient for flammable conditions saturated with oxygen. This European standard is not suitable for protection against mains voltages.

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EN 61482-2 Arc test developed for hazardous work

Defines the protection requirements and test methods for materials and clothing against the hazard caused by an electric arc. The performance of the material is measured by determining the amount of heat transferred through the material.

Class 1: 4 kA electric current arc alignment for 500ms Class 2: 7kA electric current arc alignment for 500ms

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EN ISO 11611 Protective clothing for welding and similar work

The protective clothing is intended to protect the wearer from welding sparks, small molten metal splashes, short-term contact with flame and heat radiation from the arc, and to minimize the possibility of electric shock in case of short-term, unintentional contact with live electrical conductors of approximately 100 vdc. to voltage in normal welding work.

Class 1 clothing protects when using less dangerous welding methods and in situations where less sparks and thermal radiation are generated. Class 2 clothing protects when using more dangerous welding methods and in situations where more welding sparks and thermal radiation are generated.

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EN ISO 14116 Clothing for protection against heat and fire

Defines the requirements for the flame spread properties of protective clothing. Clothing according to this standard protects its wearer from temporary and short-term contact with small flames in conditions where there is no particular heat hazard or other type of thermal risk.

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EN 17353 Näkyvyyttä lisäävä vaatetus

EN 17353 -sertifioidut tuotteet on tarkoitettu tilanteisiin, joissa käyttäjän pitää erottua hyvin, mutta hän ei työskentele korkean riskin tilanteissa.

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