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Standards for protective clothing:

                                                                                                            

Mechanical hazards

EN 340:2003 - Protective clothing - General requirements

- mark identifying the manufacturer

- product identifying mark

# - size or size range designation

EN ### - specific Standard number

pictogram - for specific hazard protection (Figs 1 to 15), plus

performance levels, where applicable

- care labelling. May include a maximum number of

cleaning cycles (max ## x)

- single use PPE to be marked “DO NOT RE-USE

EN 381-11:2002 – Protective clothing for users of chainsaws – Upper body protectors

Pictogram (Fig. 5)

Chainsaw speed class:

- 0 up to 16 m/s

- 1 up to 20 m/s

- 2 up to 24 m/s

- 3 up to 28 m/s

Year and month of manufacture

“If the protective clothing is damaged, the garment is to be

discarded”

EN 471:2003 - Specification for high visibility warning clothing

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for high visibility clothing (Figure 6), and if

applicable one or two digits alongside:

#- class of garment (1 to 3) based on minimum

areas of visible background, retro-reflective and

combined performance materials

#- retro-reflective class (1 or 2; 2 is most reflective) for

materials

EN 510:1993 - Specification for protective clothing for use where there is a risk of

entanglement with moving parts

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for moving parts (Fig 1)

EN 1150:1999 - Visibility clothing for non-professional use

- Identifying mark of the manufacturer

- designation of product type, name or code

- size according to EN 340

- Standard number (EN 1150)

EN 1621-1:1997 - Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact.

Impact protectors

Type of protector:

S – shoulder

E – elbow

H – hip

K – knee

K+ L – knee + upper and middle tibia

L - front of leg below a K protector

Plus an indication of the covered area:

A – reduced coverage for specialized applications

B – normal coverage

EN 1621-2:2003 - Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact.

Motorcyclists back protectors

Pictogram (Fig. 14) accompanied by:

- Type of protector:

B full back protector

L lumbar protection only

- Performance class 1 or 2 (2 is better)

EN 13158:2000 - Protective clothing. Protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors

for horse riders.

Size and year of manufacture

Performance level:

1for professional jockeys (and Warning to this effect)

2 minimum recommended for general horse riding

3 better level of protection

EN 13595-1 - Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers

and one piece or divided suits

Pictogram (Fig. 14) accompanied by:

Abrasion resistance level 1 or 2

Impact cut resistance level 1 or 2

Burst strength level 1 or 2

- Level 2 is more protective in all cases.

EN ISO 13998:2003 – Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs

by hand knives

As for EN 340 plus:

- mark identifying the manufacturer

- mark identifying the product

- size designation

- mark identifying the outer surface

- performance level:

Level 1 – broad bladed knives only

Level 2 – narrow bladed knives

Pictogram – see Figures12 and 13

EN 14877:2002 - Protective clothing for abrasive blasting operations using granular

abrasives

Clothing

As EN 340, plus:

Pictogram (Fig. 16) and type of clothing:

Type 1 independent of RPE

Type 2 combined with RPE

Type 3 combined with RPE and dust-tight

Gloves

As EN 420, plus:

Pictogram (Fig. 16)

Weather cold/wet

EN 342:2004 – Ensembles and garments for protection against cold

As EN 340 plus:

Pictogram (Fig. 4) accompanied by:

- thermal insulation of the garment or specified ensemble

(m2.K/W)

- Air permeability class 1 to 3 (3 is least permeable)

Water penetration resistance class 1 or 2 (2 is more resistant)

EN 343:2003 – Protection against rain

As EN 340 plus:

Pictogram (Fig. 3) accompanied by:

- Resistance to water penetration class 1 to 3 (3 is best)

- Water vapour resistance class 1 to 3 (3 is best). Class 1

garments must also be marked ”Restricted wearing time

EN 14058:2004 - Protective clothing. Garments for protection against cool

environments

Pictogram (Fig. 4) accompanied by levels for:

Thermal resistance 1 3

Air permeability 1 2 (optional)

Water penetration resistance 1 2 (optional)

Thermal insulation 1 2 (optional) for garment or ensemble

- higher numbers are better protection in all cases

Chemical/biological hazards

EN 465:1995 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance

requirements for chemical protective clothing with spray-tight connections between

different parts of the clothing (Type 4 equipment)

Superseded by EN 14605:2005

as EN 340 plus:

date of manufacture (month and year)

pictogram - for resistance to chemicals (Fig 2)

May also specify any of the following (in all cases, higher numbers correspond to

better performance):

- abrasion resistance class (1 to 6)

- resistance to heat blocking class (1 or 2)

- flex cracking resistance class (1 to 5)

- puncture resistance class (1 to 5)

- tear resistance class (1 to 5)

- coating adhesion strength class (1 to 5)

- resistance to permeation by liquids class (1 to 6)

- seam strength class (1 to 5)

EN 466-1:1995 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance

requirements for chemical protective clothing with liquid-tight connections between

different parts of the clothing (Type 3 equipment)

Superseded by EN 14605:2005

as for EN 465

EN 467:1995 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance

requirements for garments providing protection to parts of the body

Superseded by EN 14605:2005

as for EN 465

EN 943-1:2002 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Ventilated and non-

ventilated "gas-tight" (Type 1) and "non-gas-tight" (Type 2) chemical protective suits

Type of suit:

1a gas tight with BA inside

1b gas tight with BA outside

1c gas tight air fed suit

2 non-gas-tight air fed suit

Pictogram (Fig. 2)

Year of manufacture and shelf life.

Size range

Markings for other properties as defined in the relevant standards

(eg heat and flame resistance, mechanical impact)

EN 943-2:2002 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. "Gas-tight" (Type 1)

chemical protective suits for emergency teams (ET)

Type of suit:

1a-ET gas tight with BA inside

1b-ET gas tight with BA outside

- plus either Limited use or Reusable

Pictogram (Fig. 2)

Year of manufacture and shelf life.

Size range

Markings for other properties as defined in the relevant standards

(eg heat and flame resistance, mechanical impact)

BS 8428:2004 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Chemical protective suits

with liquid-tight connections between different parts of the clothing for emergency

teams (type 3-ET equipment)

Type of suit:

3a-ET gas tight with BA inside

3b-ET gas tight with BA outside

- plus either Limited use or Reusable

Pictogram (Fig. 2)

Year and month of manufacture and shelf life.

Size range

BS 8467:2006 – Protective clothing – Personal protective ensembles for use against

chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents – Categorization,

performance requirements and test methods

- Manufacturer

- Category of clothing:

A – gas tight with breathable air supply

B1 – high levels of vapour challenge

B2 – high levels of mainly liquid challenge

C – low levels without vapour hazard

D – very low levels or risk of contact contamination

- year and month of manufacture

- size

- pictogram (Figure 2)

- see instructions

- The user’s attention is drawn to the quality assurance

criteria of BS EN 374-3:2003

- which other items are required to be used with the clothing to

provide protection to the specified level

EN 13034:2005 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Chemical protective

clothing offering limited protection against liquid chemicals (type 6 and type PB [6]

equipment)

Type of clothing:

Type 6 – full body

Type PB[6] – partial body

Pictogram for chemical protection (Fig. 2)

Note: Need to check performance against the specific chemicals

in use – see clothing manufacturer’s information.

Care labeling, or “DO NOT RE-USE” for single use items

Size

EN 13982-1:2004 - Protective clothing for use against solid particulates - Part 1:

Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing providing protection to the

full body against airborne solid particulates (type 5 clothing)

- manufacturer;

- identification or model number

- Type 5

- number and date of this standard (i.e. EN ISO 13982-1:2004)

- year of manufacture and, if appropriate, expected shelf-life

- size designation

- pictogram (Figure 2) and pictogram for “see instructions”

- care pictograms

EN 14126:2003 - Protective clothing. Performance requirements and tests methods

for protective clothing against infective agents

Pictogram (Fig. 15) plus:

Type of clothing 1a, 1b, 1c, or 2 to 6 with the suffix –B

- plus markings appropriate to the specific clothing type standard

EN 14605:2005 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance

requirements for chemical protective clothing with liquid tight (Type 3) or spray-tight

(Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only

(Types PB[3] and PB[4])

Type of protective clothing:

- Type 3 liquid tight connections for whole body

- Type 4 spray tight connections for whole body

- PB[3] liquid tight partial body protection

- PB[4] spray tight partial body protection

Pictogram for chemical protection (Fig. 2)

Note: Need to check performance against the specific chemicals

in use – see clothing manufacturer’s information.

Year and month of manufacture if shelf life <2 years

Care labeling, or “DO NOT RE-USE” for single use items

Size

Heat, flame and electrical hazards

EN 469:1995 - Protective clothing for firefighters. Requirements and test methods for

protective clothing for firefighters

Superseded by EN 469:2005

as for EN 340, plus:

- EN 469 - the relevant Standard

- pictogram - for firefighting use (Fig 10). Minimum

performance levels are exceeded for flame spread, heat

transfer from flame and radiant heat, residual strength and

heat resistance. Additional requirements may be met for

tensile strength, tear strength, surface wetting, dimensional

change, penetration by liquid chemicals, water resistance and

breathability.

EN 469:2005 - Protective clothing for firefighters. Performance requirements for

protective clothing for firefighting

as for EN 340, plus:

- EN 469 - the relevant Standard

- pictogram - for firefighting use (Fig 10), accompanied by:

- flame heat transfer index (1 or 2)

- radiant heat transfer index (1 or 2)

- water penetration resistance (1 or 2)

water vapour resistance (1 or 2)

- maximum number of washes before re-impregnation, if

applicable

EN 470-1:1995 - Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes. General

requirements

Superseded by EN ISO 11611:2007

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for protection against heat and fire (Fig 7)

dimensional change after cleaning, if more than 3%

EN 531:1995 - Protective clothing for industrial workers exposed to heat (excluding

firefighters' and welders' clothing)

Imminently to be superseded by EN ISO 11612

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for heat and fire hazard (Fig 7) plus, in a

horizontal line beneath the symbol, in order:

A - limited flame spread, and at least one of:

B#- convective heat resistance (# = 1 to 5)

C#- radiant heat resistance (# = 1 to 4)

D#- molten aluminium splash (# = 1 to 3)

E#- molten iron splash (# = 1 to 3)

In all cases, higher number = better performance.

If no number is given, no protection is claimed

EN 533:1997 - Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame. Limited flame

spread materials and material assemblies.

About to be superseded by EN ISO 14116:2008

This Standard refers only to the materials or material assemblies from which

garments with limited flame spread properties are made. Such information may

appear in the manufacturer’s literature. Markings in the form:

EN 533 Flame spread index / Durability

1, 2or 3 - limited flame spread index (3 is best)

A - aluminized material, or

L - leather material, or

X - after standard washing procedure (12 washes at 75oC), or

#X# - after non-standard washing procedure, eg 5X60

indicates 5 washes at 60oC), or

R - after standard soak and 5 dry cleaning cycles

Use only over EN 533 Index 2 or 3 material and do not use

next to the skin

EN 1149-1:1994 - Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties. Surface resistivity

(test methods and requirements)

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for electrostatic discharge (Fig. 9)

EN 1149-5:2008 - Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties. Material performance

and design requirements

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for electrostatic discharge (Fig. 9)

EN 1486:1996 - Protective clothing for firefighters - Test methods and requirements

for reflective clothing for specialized fire fighting

Superseded by EN 1486:2007

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - for firefighting (Fig. 10), with 'see information'

symbol

Type 1 - hood / shoulder cape / visor and gloves, or

Type 2 - floor length coat / hood / visor and gloves, or

Type 3 - suit incorporating boots / hood / visor

EN 1486:1996 - Protective clothing for firefighters - Test methods and requirements

for reflective clothing for specialized fire fighting

Note: BS version has national foreword pointing out that UK considers the requirements for the

visor contained within this standard are inaccurate and inadequate.

as for EN 340, plus:

- pictogram - for firefighting (Fig. 10)

- visor marked as per EN 166

EN 13911:2004 - Protective clothing for firefighters. Requirements and test methods

for fire hoods for firefighters

As EN 340, plus:

Pictogram (Fig. 10)

EN ISO 14116:2008 - Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Limited

flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing

Single layer

materials

- manufacturer identifying mark

- “material complies with ISO 14116 indexes 0/0/0”, as

appropriate

- limited flame spread index (1 to 3 with 3 being most flame

resistant) and cleaning index:

-[number of cycles] H / [home washing temperature]

-[number of cycles] I / [industrial washing

EN 1073-1:1998 - Protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination -

Ventilated suits

as for EN 340, plus:

pictogram - particulate radioactive contamination (Fig 8)

IL: class x- where x = 1-5. 1 is lowest protection, 5 is highest

EN 1073-2:2002 - Protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination -

non-ventilated suits

as for EN 1073-1