This is the general requirement as a reference standard which cannot be applied on its own but which is referred to all specific protective clothing standards. E.g. EN ISO20471, the European standard for high-visibility clothing.
EN ISO 20471:2013+A1:2016
EN ISO20471:2013 is the harmonized European standard for high visibility clothing. It specifies the requirements for signaling the users presence during day or night time. High visibility clothing is grouped into three classes related to risk assessment.The performance class can be obtained using a single garment or a clothing ensemble, e.g. jacket and trousers.
This European standard concerns protective clothing against rain, wind and cold at temperatures higher than -5℃. This standard specifies the requirements and test methods applied to the materials and seams of the protective clothing against the effects of foul weather (for example rain or snow), fog and humidity. The requirements of the EN343 include:
X: Water resistance
Y: Moisture, vapour and perspiration or “breathability” of the garment
Strength of garment components-tensile, tear, seam strength and shrinkage.
This standard specifies the performance and requirement for anti-static, for materials and protective clothing. It covers clothing used as part of an earth system, to avoid incendiary discharge of static electricity .The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This standard does not apply to protection against mains voltages.
This standard is used with the intent to protect the wearer against the spatter (small splashes of molten metal), short-term electrical shock, accidental contact with live electrical conductors at voltages, and minimizes the possibility of short-term electrical shock and accidental contact with live electrical conductors at voltages.
Class 1 is against less hazardous welding techniques and situations, causing lower levels of spatter and radiant heat.
Class 2 is against more hazardous welding techniques and situations, causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat.
The garment which meets this standard can provide a certain degree of protection to cool for a certain length of time, depending e.g. on personal constitution and activity, the accompanying clothing and the environmental features (wind speed, temperature, humidity).
Protective clothing to protect against heat and flame. This standard is describing minimum requirements for industrial workers exposed to heat. This means short contact with flame and with at least one type of heat (convective, radiant, large molten metal splashes or a combination of these). This standard also defines some minimum parameters that the fabrics have to comply with: tear resistance, tear strength, burst strength and seam strength.
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 therefore avoiding hazard. Additional requirements for clothing are also specified.Features:
Index 1 1/30H/60 (flame spread, flaming debris and afterglow properties)
Index 2 (as index 1 plus hole formation properties)
Index 3 3/30H/60 (as index 2 plus afterflame properties)
This standard sets out the general requirements for protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals
The RIS-3279-TOM standard is based on the European standard EN 471:2003. It requires garments to meet at least class 2 (the mid-point of a 3-class scale) of EN471 for the minimum area of high visibility materials used within a garment. Whereas the European standard permits several different colours of high visibility materials, the railway standard specifies an ORANGE colour.
This standard is for non-professional high visibility clothing. For example, jogging, cycling or other traffic related interaction activities.
This standard specifies the optical performance requirements and surface area requirements for accessories intended for non-professional use, and intended to signal the user’s presence visually when illuminated by vehicles on dark roads. The accessories can be worn, attached to or carried by persons.
IEC 61482 Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc.
EN61482-1-2:2007=Arc in the box test method
EN61482-1-1:2009=Open Arc test method
ATPV(Arc Thermal Performance Value) cal/cm2
An Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating for Ultraviolet Radiation transmitted through a fabric onto the skin. Look for garments with a UPF 40 or 50+ rating to be assured of excellent protection.
Garments made of waterproof fabrics and seams sealed to ensure protection from the elements.
A garment that is breathable will be waterproof, moisture controlled, air permeable, insulative and warm.
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