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EN61340-5-1

 

WHAT IS EN61340-5-1
Static charge can build up on the body for a number of reasons including personal attire, atmospheric humidity and the way a person walks and moves. A build up of electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage sensitive electronic components or create fire risks when handling solvents and other flammable materials.

ESDS
In order for electrostatic sensitive devices (ESDS) to be handles with minimal risk of damage there are specific technical requirements for the design, use and control of an electrostatic protected area (EPA). This includes the use of ESD control items such as garments or footwear.

HOW IT IS TESTED
Compliant garments must be clearly marked and must completely cover all clothing in the arms and torso region. The point to point resistance over the outer surface must be less than 1012 Ω.

POINT TO POINT RESISTANCE
The point to point resistance is a measure of the conductivity of a material between two point. Conductive fibres in garments work by preventing the static charge build up by allowing it to dissipate through the conductive fibres and go to earth.

LOWER IS BETTER
The lower the resistance, the higher the conductivity and the lower the risk of electrostatic discharge.

 

PORTWEST PRODUCTS

Portwest range of products suitable for control of ESD are:

BIZWELD™

 

BIZWELD™ is a 100% cotton, flame resistant fabric, globally available and engineered for maximum performance, comfort and durability.
This high-technology fabric is used with confidence by thousands of workers in the welding industry and allied trades.

EXCEEDS INTERNATIONAL SAFETY STANDARDS

 

ENSURE OUTSTANDING FLAME-RESISTANT PERFORMANCE exceeds international safety standards for flame & welding protection (EN ISO 11612 & EN ISO 11611)

 

PROVIDES MULTI-PURPOSE PROTECTION against flame spread, radiant or convective heat, molten metal splashes and welding and allied processes

 

PROVIDES HRC 2 ELECTRIC ARC PROTECTION (excluding BZ40) tested over time across multiple washes to ensure it's FR properties are not compromised over the lifetime of the garment

 

ANTI-STATIC Provides anti-static properties exceeding EN1149-5 (Bizweld Mole)

 

PROVIDES CATEGORY III HAZARD PROTECTION of molten iron splash to EN11612 Class E1

 

Premium-level flame-resistant fabric. 100% cotton.
Fabric weight: 330gsm

Tear Strength (N)
Warp x Weft

27 x 26 N
ISO 13937-2

 

Max wash temp.

40°

 

EN ISO 11611 Class 1

 

EN ISO 11612

 

GOST-R

 

NFPA 2112

 

NFP 70E

 

ASTM F1959

Premium-level flame-resistant fabric with additional anti-static and electric-arc resistance. 99% cotton, 1% carbon fibre.
Fabric weight: 450gsm

Tear Strength (N)
Warp x Weft

36 x 41 N
ISO 13937-2

 

Max wash temp.

60°

 

EN ISO 11611 Class 2

 

EN ISO 11612

 

EN 1149

 

IEC 61482-2

 

GOST-R

 

EN166

EN166 is the core technical standard which applies to all safety eyewear including spectacles, goggles and visors. It does not apply to eye protection for which separate standards exist (anti-laser eye protection; sunglasses for general use)

 

The main tests for this standard are: Optical Requirements and Mechanical Protection/Impact Resistance

Optical requirements

1. Optical Requirements
Tests include, transmission and diffusion of light, refractive properties, resistance to aging (stability to heat and resistance to UV), corrosion and ignition. Results of the testing define the Optical Class of the eye protector: which falls into 1 of 3 categories, where 1 is the highest and 3 is the lowest as indicated in the table. These categories define the quality of the lens in terms of how much or how little distortion is experienced by the wearer.

Tolerance of the optical power
Optical Class
Application
 
±0.06 dioptres
1
Works all the time (distortion free)
 
±0.12 dioptres
2
Works occasionally
 
±0.25 dioptres
3
Works briefly
Mechanical protection and impact resistance

2. Mechanical Protection/Impact Resistance
This test (applicable to both lens and frame) determines the impact resistance of the eye protector (spectacles, goggles or visors) to withstand flying objects without cracking or shattering. This test is performed with steel balls of different diameters and weights which are used to strike the lens and frame at different speeds as indicated in the table.
This results in 4 levels of mechanical protection denoted by the markings: S, F, B or A on the eye protector where S is the lowest grade offering the least amount of protection and A is the highest grade offering maximum protection under the standard.

Marking
Mechanical Protection
Test Details
Possible on:
 
S
Minimal Impact Resistance
22mm diameter steel ball at a speed of 5.1 m/s
Spectacles
Goggles
Visor
 
F
Low Energy Impact
6mm diameter steel ball at a speed of 45 m/s
Spectacles
Goggles
Visor
 
B
Medium Energy Impact
6mm diameter steel ball at a speed of 120 m/s
 
Goggles
Visor
 
A
High Energy Impact
6mm diameter steel ball at a speed of 190 m/s
 
 
Visor
 
Note: Spectacles can only get an S or F marking; goggles can have an S, F or B; grade A is applicable to visors only.
 
Visor

Optional Requirements

EN166 also describes other optional tests which must be applied should the manufacturer wish to make additional claims regarding protection. For example the Impact Against High Speed Particles At Extreme Temperatures is conducted on spectacles, goggles and visors conditioned at extreme temperatures from -5°C to +55°C, resulting in similar markings as the above table, with a T denoting temperature: FT/BT/AT. This does not apply to the S marking category.
 

Other Optional Requirements

and markings are described in the table below.
 
Marking
Type of Protection
Test - Resistance against:
Possible on:
 
3
Chemical Risk
Liquids (droplets and splashes)
Spectacles
Goggles
 
 
3
Chemical Risk
Resistance to projections
 
 
Visor
 
4
Chemical Risk
Coarse dust particles (>5µm grain size)
 
Goggles
 
 
5
Chemical Risk
Gas, vapours, mist, smoke and fine dust particles (<5µm grain size)
 
Goggles
 
 
8
Electrical Risk
Short circuit arc resistance
 
 
Visor
 
9
Thermal Risk
Molten metal splashes and hot solid projections
 
Goggles
 
 
K
Lens Treatment
Resistance to surface damage by fine particles (anti-scratch treatment)
Spectacles
Goggles
Visor
 
N
Lens Treatment
Resistance to fogging (anti-fog treatment)
Spectacles
Goggles
Visor

EN14126

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS FOR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AGAINST INFECTIVE AGENTS

 

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for reusable and limited use protective clothing providing protection against infective agents.
Protective Clothing against infective agents; bacterial, viral and other micro-organisms has two main functions:

  1. To prevent infective agents from reaching (possibly injured) skin.
  2. To prevent the spreading of infective agents to other people and other situations eg. eating or drinking.

For materials to comply with EN14126, they must undergo 5 additional tests as follows:

ISO/FDIS 11603

Penetration test using synthetic blood

This text identifies the pressurisation at which the infected synthetic blood penetrates the material. The higher the class, the greater the protection of the fabric.

Class
Exposure Pressure [kPa]
6
20
5
14
4
7
3
3.5
2
1.75
1
0
 
ISO/DIS 22611

Resistance to penetration by biologically contaminated aerosols

This test is used to assess the barrier's effectiveness against biologically contaminated aerosols. A bacterium solution is suspended in an aerosol and sprayed on to both an unprotected cellulose nitrate membrane and one covered with the test material. Both membranes are analysed to establish the bacterial load and the results are classified by the penetration ratio. The higher the class, the greater the protection of the fabric.

Class
Penetration ratio without/with test material [log]
3
> 5
2
> 2
1
> 1
 
ISO/DIS 22610

Resistance to penetration by bacteria

This test superimposes a bacterially contaminated donor material on the test material and subjects it to mechanical rubbing. The results are recorded in accordance with breakthrough times ie. the point at which the bacteria penetrates the barrier material measured in minutes as highlighted in the table below. The longer the breakthrough time, the higher the class and therefor the greater the protection of the fabric.

Class
Bacterial Penetration [min]
6
> 75
5
> 60
4
> 45
3
> 30
2
> 15
1
< 15
 
ISO/DIS 22612

Resistance to penetration by contaminated dust

A pre-sterilised material is fixed in a testing apparatus and administered with contaminated talcum powder (Bacillus Subtilis). An agar plate is placed underneath the material while it is shaken. The particles, which penetrate the material, are analysed after incubation of the agar plate and the results are measured in penetration log units as highlighted in the table below. The higher the class, the greater the protection of the fabric.

Class
Penetration ratio without/with test material [log]
3
≤ 1
2
≤ 2
1
≤ 3
 
ISO/DIS 16604

Resistance to penetration by viruses

This test uses a liquid (instead of synthetic blood) contaminated with a bacteriophage or virus to identify the pressurisation at which the liquid penetrates the material. The higher the class, the greater the protection of the fabric.

Class
Exposure Pressure [kPa]
6
20
5
14
4
7
3
3.5
2
1.75
1
0

HSE Compliant First Aid Kits

93/42/EEC

Directive 93/42/EEC covers the placing on the market and putting into service of medical devices.

ECE R27

This regulation applies to certain early warning devices intended to be on board vehicles and to be placed on the carriageway in order to signal, by day and at night, the presence of a halted vehicle.

EN 71 - 3

Specifies the requirements and test methods for the migration of the elements antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, mercury, and selenium.

Fall Arrest Protection

 
Meeting the EN standards with our Fall Protection Solutions. Portwest offer a variety of cost-effective fall protection products. Designed to keep you working at height; safely, efficiently, comfortably. The ultimate in fall protection for any work environment.

EN354:2002

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Lanyards.

This standard indicates that the lanyard has withstood a free fall test without releasing the load or doing undue damage to it.

EN358:2000

Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height - Belts for work positioning and restraint.

This standard confirms that the work positioning belt and lanyard has withstood a static force test for more that 3 minutes without releasing the load.

EN360:2002

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Retractable type fall arresters.

This standard deals with fall arresters with self locking device and a self-retractable system for the lanyard. An energy dissipating element can be built in to the equipment.

EN361:2002

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Full body harness.

This standard states that the harness has passed the free fall test involving a free fall drop with a 50kg weight in the harness to simulate a person. This shows how the harnes will respond in a fall.

EN362:2005

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors.

This standard shows that all the connectors in this range have passed the strength test required for this standard.

EN364:1993

Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Test methods.

This standard describes the different test methods of various PPE against falls from a height, as well as the test equipment.

Fall Protection Harness

The full body harness with breathable contoured backpad has quick release connectors making it very easy to put on. Features an extended D-ring shoulder strap arrangement for easy dorsal fittings.

  1. Back D-ring attachment
  2. Side D-ring for positioning
  3. Shoulder and leg adjustment points
  4. Chest and waist buckles

All these points ensure even weight distribution and are adjustable for extra comfort.

Full Body Harness

Ergonomic, lighweight basic harness with a sliding dorsal D-ring.

  1. Back D-ring attachment
  2. Shoulder and leg adjustment points
  3. Chest buckle
  4. Chest D-ring

All these points ensure even weight distribution and are adjustable for extra comfort.

PERSONAL EAR PROTECTION

 

Hearing problems occur when you are exposed to hazardous working conditions without wearing the correct protective equipment.

EN352:2002 - Hearing Protectors

Ear muffs are tested to the relevant European standards and are CE marked.

  • EN352 Part 1 - Ear Muffs
  • EN352 Part 2 - Hearing Protectors. Ear Plugs
  • EN352 Part 3 - Helmet Mounted Ear Muffs
  • EN352 Part 4 - Hearing Protectors. Safety requirements and testing. Level-dependent ear muffs

This standard stipulates that persons working in noise levels between 80dBA (Lower Action Level) and 85dBA must be provided with suitable hearing protection on request. Where noise levels are at or above 85dBA (Upper Action Level), suitable hearing protection must be supplied and worn.

EP01 - Food Detectable Ear Plug
EN352-2

The pre-moulded flange is for optimal sealing and they are reversible for easy cleaning. A metal ball bearing is implanted in the stem making the ear plug highly detectable. SNR 21dB

Material: TPE
Colour(s): Blue; Green

EP01 - Food Detectable Ear Plug
 

EP03 - Reusable TPE Ear Plug
EN352-2

The low profile design makes them ideal for wearing with helmets and the pre-moulded flange gives an optimal seal in the ear. SNR 21dB

Material: TPE
Colour(s): Orange

EP03 - Reusable TPE Ear Plug
 

EP04 - Corded Reusable TPE Ear Plug
EN352-2

This earplug absorbs more inner ear sounds by use of noise blocking fins. The TPE (thermo plastic elastomer) material moulds to the ear canal after a few minutes by reacting to the warmth so the product fits almost every wearer. SNR 21dB

Material: TPE
Colour(s): Orange

EP04 - Corded Reusable TPE Ear Plug
 

EP02 - PU Foam Ear Plug
EN352-2

Using durable foam that can be moulded to the contour of the ear. Easy to insert and remove. Excellent protection. SNR 30dB

Material: PU Foam
Colour(s): Orange

EP02 - PU Foam Ear Plug
 

EP08 - Corded PU Foam Ear Plug
EN352-2

The comfortable fit of soft foam ear plugs with the convenience of a cord. The tapered shape allows for a comfortable and easy fit in the ear canal. SNR 30dB

Material: PU Foam
Colour(s): Orange

EP08 - Corded PU Foam Ear Plug

Head Protection EN Standards

 

EN397: 1995 Industrial Safety Helmets

  • Shock absorption
  • Resistance to penetration
  • Resistance to flame
  • Chin strap anchorage

In accordance with EN397, the shelf life of helmets is 5 years after the date of manufacture. This date is embedded in the format of month/quarter and year on the crown of the helmet.

EN175: 1997 Welding Goggles and Helmets

This is the harmonised European standard for personal protective equipment (PPE) used to protect the operator's eyes and face against harmful optical radiation and other specific risks or hazards in usual welding, cutting or similar operations.

EN379: 2003

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

EYE PROTECTION KEYS & STANDARDS

 

EN166:2001 - Personal Eye Protection

All optical products carry the CE mark indicating compliance with the relevant European Standard EN166. This standard tests for: impact, optical quality, chemical, dust and molten metal protection.

S - 22mm ball at 5.1m/s (11mph)
F - 6mm ball at 45 m/s (101mph)
B - 6mm ball at 120 m/s (268mph)
1 - Optical quality
3 - Liquids

4 - Large dust particles
9 - Molten metal and hot solids
K - Anti-scratch
N - Anti-fog
T - Extreme temperature

 

EN175

Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes.

Additional lens specifications:

AS: Anti-scratch
AF: Anti-fog

EN1731

Specifies materials, design, performance requirements, test methods and marking requirements for mesh eye and face protectors.

S - basic robustness
F - high speed particles, low energy impact
B - high speed particles, medium energy impact
A - high speed particles, high energy impact

 

If the symbols F, B and A are not common to both the mesh, the additional or alternative occular and the frame then it is the lower level which shall be assigned to the complete mesh eye and face protector.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION STANDARDS

 

EN136:1998

Respiratory Protective Devices - Full Face Masks. The European Standard specifies minimum requirements for full face masks for respiratory protective devices.

EN140:1999

Respiratory Protective Devices - Half Masks and Quarter Masks. Ths European Standard specifies minimum requirements for half masks and quarter masks for use as part of respiratory protective devices, except escape apparatus and diving apparatus.

EN143:2000

Respiratory Protective Devices - Particle Filters. This European Standard specifies particle filters for use as components in unassisted respiratory protective devices with the exception of escape apparatus and filtering facepieces.

EN14387:2004

Respiratory Protective Devices - Gas Filter(s) and Combined Filter(s). The European Standard refers to gas filters and combined filters for use as components is unassisted respiratory protective devices.

 

Filter Types

Type

Colour
Code

Application


A

A. Organic Vapours and Gases with a boiling point of 65°C and above


B

B. Inorganic Vapours and Gases (excluding Carbon Dioxide/Monoxide)


E

E. Sulphur Dioxide and other Acidic Vapours and Gases


K

K. Ammonia and its Organic Ammonia Derivatives Vapours and Gases


ABEK

ABEK. Combination Filter (all of the above)


P

P. Dust/Particle

 

Bayonet Filters - EN143:2000/EN14387:2004

PW Safety Filter Selection Guide

Filter Guide for P420, P430, P500, P510 - Bayonet Connection (Filters only sold in packs)

Class

Filter Type

Class

Pack Qty.


P901

Gas Filter

A1

6


P921

Gas Filter

ABEK1

6


P941

Particle Filter

P3

6


P951

Combination Filter

A1P3

4


P961

Combination Filter

ABE1P3

4


P971

Combination Filter

ABEK1P3

4

 

Screw-In Filters - EN143:2000/EN14387:2004

PW Safety Filter Selection Guide

Filter Guide for P410 - Screw-In Connection (Filters only sold in packs)

Class

Filter Type

Class

Pack Qty.


P900

Gas Filter

A1

6


P920

Gas Filter

ABEK1

4


P940

Particle Filter

P3

6


P950

Combination Filter

A1P3

4


P970

Combination Filter

ABEK1P3

4

SELECTION OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

 

Selection of Products:

Selecting and specifying the appropriate respiratory equipment for most people will be a difficult decision. There are multiple factors to consider, as the equipment not only needs to provide the appropriate protection for the job but also must be comfortable enough for the individual worker to wear during the whole period of exposure.

Selection of Respiratory Protection - 4 step method:

  1. Identify the hazard - dust, fumes, metal fumes, gas, vapour etc.
  2. Assess the risk - assess the hazard levels against safety standards and consider the other protection - skin and eye.
  3. Select the correct respirator for the required exposure.
  4. Training in fitting and use - to optimise the respiratory protection.

Protection Factors:

When correctly used by a wearer who has passed a face fit test, an FFP1 respirator should reduce the exposure to airborne particles by a factor of 4, an FFP2 by a factor of 10 and FFP3 by a factor of 20.

Applications:

FFP1 - Low levels of fine dust (up to 4 times Workplace Exposure Limit [WEL]), oil and water based mists typically found during hand sanding, drilling and cutting.

FFP2 - Moderate levels of fine dust (up to 10 times WEL), oil and water based mists typically found during plastering, cement, sanding and wood dust.

FFP3 - Higher levels of fine dusts (up to 20 times WEL), oil and water based mist typically found when handling hazardous powders found in the pharmaceutical industry or when working with biological agents and fibres.

 

EN149:2001 + A1:2009

EN149:2001 + A1:2009 supersedes EN149:2001. The amended standard has incorporated the 120mg exposure test in accordance with EN13274-7. In addition, filtering face masks will now be classified as either single use/single shift (NR) or reusable/more than 1 shift (R).

All Biztex® CE marked respirators are certified to EN149:2001 + A1:2009

Respirator Mask
Respirator Masks Blister Pack

BizTex® disposable respirators are now available in blister packaging which is ideal for the retail sector, trade counters etc. All products are certified to the new standard EN149:2001 + A1:2009.

Respirator Masks Box

All BizTex® respirators are packed in an attractive retail carton with full markings and fitting instructions. The respirators are packed in a PP bag which keeps the masks hygienically clean and allows for better storage and control over dispensing.

Garments Constructed with Biztex

 

PHYSICAL FABRIC TEST

The fabric used in these garments is designated BizTex SMS fabric, BizTex Microporous fabric.

BizTex SMS FABRIC
CLASS

BizTex MICROPOROUS FABRIC
CLASS

BizTex SMS FR FABRIC
CLASS

 

Abrasion Resistance

EN530

Class 1 (min) - 6 (max)

1

2

1

 

Flex Cracking Resistance

ISO 7854 B

 

4

5

4

 

Trapezoidal Tear Resistant

ISO 9073-4 MD

ISO 9073-4 XD

Class 1 (min) - 5 (max)

Class 1 (min) - 5 (max)

1

2

3

1

1

1

 

Tensile Strength

ISO 13934-1 MD

ISO 13934-1 XD

Class 1 (min) - 5 (max)

Class 1 (min) - 5 (max)

2

1

1

3

2

2

 

Resistance to Ignition

EN13274-4

 

Pass

Pass

Pass

 

Puncture Resistance

EN863

Class 1 (min) - 3 (max)

1

1

1

 

Stream Strength

ISO 13935-2

Class 1 (min) - 5 (max)

4

3

4

 

Fire Retardancy

EN533: 1997

 

 

 

Index 1

 

CHEMICAL FABRIC TESTS

BizTex SMS FABRIC

BizTex MICROPOROUS FABRIC

BizTex SMS FR FABRIC

 

 

Repellency Class

Penetration Class

Repellency Class

Penetration Class

Repellency Class

Penetration Class

 

Sulphuric Acid 30%

3

3

3

3

2

3

 

Sodium Hydroxide 10%

3

3

3

3

2

3

 

Isopropanol

0

0

3

3

1

2

 

Industries and Hazards List

 

 

ST30

ST40

ST50

ST60

ST80

 

Abattoirs

 

Aerospace

 

Agriculture & Farming

 

Agrochemical Handling

 
 
 
 
 
 

Asbestos Handling

 

Automotive

 
 
 
 

Bioengineering

 
 
 
 

Biological Hazards

 

Chemical handling

 

Civil Protection

 

Clean Room

 
 
 
 

Construction

 

Decontamination

 
 
 
 

Disease/Disaster Management

 
 
 
 

Domestic/Decorative Work

 

Electronics

 

Engineering

 

Food Processing & Packaging

 
 

Forensic Science/Police

 

Hazardous Materials

 
 
 

Industrial Cleanup/Maintenance

 

Janitorial

 

Medical Emergency

 

Military

 
 

Nuclear Industry

 

Oil/Grease-related Environment

 
 

Oil Handling/Tank Cleaning

 
 
 

Paint Handling/Isocyanate

 
 

Petrochemical

 
 
 
 
 

Pharmaceutical

 

Police

 

Printing

 
 

Powder Coating

 

Roof Insulation

 
 

Steel Making

 
 
 
 
 

Vetinary Services

 

Warehousing

 

Waste Management

 

Biztex Standards

 

All protective garments under the heading of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are controlled in Europe under CE Directive 89/686/EEC. Portwest has an extensive range of clothing that complies with category 3 of the directive. The EN standards below are associated with Biztex.

 

EN14065 (Type 3)

Liquid Tight suits. Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only (Type PB[3] and PB[4]).

This test involves exposing a whole suit to a series of short jets of a water based liquid, aimed at critical parts of the suit. The suit protects against strong jets of liquid chemical.

 

EN14065 (Type 4)

Spray Tight suits. Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. Performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only (Type PB[3] and PB[4]).

Test involves exposing a whole suit to an intense spray of a water based liquid. This suit protects against saturation of liquid chemicals.

 

ENISO 13982-1 (Type 5)

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

 

EN13034 (Type 6 and Type PB[6])

Reduce Spray suit (Type 6) and partial body protection items (Type PB[6]). This specifies the minimum requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB[6] equipment). Liquid chemical sprays and splashes that are not directional or built up on the suit but there may be a fine mist of droplets in the atmosphere.

EN1149-1

Electrostatic requirements - surface resistivity (test methods and requirements). This tests for the removal of electrostatic build up to avoid sparks that could cause fire/hazard to the wearer.

 

EN14126:2003

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

 

EN1073:2002

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

 

This pictogram shows that the suit is for protection against chemicals.

 

EN533-1

Protective clothing. Protection against heat and flame. Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing.

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 therefor avoiding a hazard. Use only over Index 2 or 3 material and do not use next to the skin.

 

Biztex Microporous Fabric:
Weight 63g

Consists of a polypropylene substrate to which a laminated microporous polyethylene film is applied (PP/PE). The outer layer of fabric prevents the passing of liquid molecules inward yet permits the vapour molecules that build up inside to pass out. This ensures that the garment is breathable therefore allowing the user to stay comfortable. This fabric has the added feature of having an anti static coating that provides protection against electrostatic buildup.


Biztex SMS Fabric:
Weight 55g

This is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction - SMS spunbond/meltblown/spunbond (SMS) giving a breathable barrier. This trilaminate constructed fabric offers a high tensile strength and toughness. It provides a fluid and particulate barrier to protect the worker without hindering mobility and comfort. Garments constructed with this fabric are strong and durable, yet offer outstanding confort, breathability, softness and wearability.


Biztex SMS FR Fabric:
Weight 58g

Flame Retardant SMS fabric is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction - SMS spunbond/meltblown/spunbond (SMS) giving a breathable barrier. This trilaminate constructed fabric offers a high tensile strength and toughness. It provides a fluid and particulate barrier. The fabric properties are treated with an FR coating which conforms to the requirement of the flame retardancy standard EN533 Index 1. This combination of properties ahs obvious potential importance in any application where chemical splash protection is required but contact with flame or flash fire is a risk.

Hand Protection

 

Glove Sizes

Hand Size

Hand Circumference Length (mm)

Minimum Glove Length (mm)

Glove Size

Imperial Glove Size

Cuff Colour Code

 

6

152/160

220

6

XS

 

 

7

178/171

230

7

S

 

 

8

203/182

240

8

M

 

 

9

229/192

250

9

L

 

 

10

254/204

260

10

XL

 

 

11

279/215

270

11

XXL

 

Knitting Gauge

This symbol denotes the kniting gauge of the glove liner

 
 

EN420: 2003

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTIVE GLOVES

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.

 

EN388: 2003

PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST MECHANICAL RISKS

This standard applies to all kinds of protective gloves in respect of physical and mechanical aggressions caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. This standard is only applicable in conjunction with EN420 (1 being the minimum performance rating).

  • Abrasion - Performance Index 1 - 4
  • Blade Cut Resistance - Performance Index 1 - 4
  • Tear Resistance - Performance Index 1 - 4
  • Puncture - Performance Index 1 - 4
 

EN407: 2004

PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST THERMAL RISKS (Heat and/or Fire)

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.

  • Resistance to flammability (Performance level 0 - 4)
  • Contact heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
  • Convective heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
  • Radiant heat resistance (Performance level 0 - 4)
  • Resistance to small splashes of molten metal (Performance level 0 - 4)
  • Resistance to large splashes of molten metal (Performance level 0 - 4)
 

EN12477 : 2001

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective gloves for use in manual welding, cutting and allied processes. According to their performance, protective gloves for welding are classified into two types:
Type A: Lower dexterity (with higher other performance)
Type B: Higher dexterity (with lower other performance)

EN511: 2006

The European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for gloves which protect against conductive cold down to -50°C. This cold can be linked to climatic conditions or an industrial activity. The specific values of the different performance levels are decided by the special requirements for each class of risk or the special areas of application. Product tests may only give performance levels and not levels of protection.

 

EN ISO 10819: 2006

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

 

EN1149-1: 2006

Protective Clothing - Electrostatic Properties - Part 1: Test method for measurement of surface resistivity

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

EN1149-5: 2008

Protective Clothing - Electrostatic Properties - Part 5: Material performance and design requirements

This European Standard specifies material and design requirements for electrostatic dissipative clothing, used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharge. The requirements may not be suficient in oxygen enriched atmospheres. Ths European Standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltage.

 

ESD - (Electrostatic Discharge

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

 

Disposable Hand Protection

Our range of disposable gloves have been designed with the user in mind. Comfortable and manufactured from the highest quality materials, they are the perfect cost-effective choice for medical, dental, foor dervice as well as general industrial use. All gloves in this range are Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) 1.5, CE Food Safe and non-sterile. They are also certified to EN standards.

EN455 - Parts 1, 2 and 3

This standard applies to medical gloves for single use.
Part 1 covers the requirements and testing for freedom from holes.
Part 2 covers the requirements and testing for physical properties.
Part 3 covers the requirements and testing for biological evaluation.

CE Food Safe

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

EN374-1: 2003

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

EN374-2: 2003

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

EN374-3: 2003

This standard specifies the determination of the resistance of protective glove materials to permeation by potentially hazardous non-gaseous chemicals under the condition of continous contact.

Gloves must prove that they are an effective barrier against liquid and micro-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 be 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

ESD Standards

FOOTWEAR KEYS & STANDARDS

 

INNOVATION, QUALITY COMPONENTS AND EXPERT CONSTRUCTION DEFINE THE STEELITE™ AND COMPOSITELITE™ FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

The toecap protects the wearer's toes against risk of injury from falling objects and crushing when worn in work environments where potential hazards may occur. The midsole protects against the foot being pierced by under foot objects.

SAFETY FOOTWEAR CAN BE RECOGNISED BY THE FOLLOWING STANDARD:
EN ISO 20345:2004

THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM USED TO IDENTIFY THE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE FOOTWEAR IS LISTED BELOW:

SB standard symbol

The presence of a safety toecap providing protection against impact injury to the toes caused by falling objects. Level of protection provided is 200 joules. Prevention of compression injury to the toes if trapped under a heavy object. Level of this protection is 15kN.


SBP standard symbol

As SB standard plus penetration resistance.


S1 standard symbol

As SB standard plus closed seat region. Antistatic properties and energy absorption of seat region.


S1P standard symbol

As S1 standard plus penetration resistance.


S2 standard symbol

As S1 standard plus water penetration and water absorption resistance.


S3 standard symbol

As S2 standard plus cleated outsole and penetration resistance.


S4 standard symbol

200 joule toecap protection. All rubber and polymeric footwear with antistatic properties. Energy absorption of seat region.


S5 standard symbol

As S4 standard plus cleated outsole and penetration resistance.

EN13287

This European Standard specifies a method of test for the slip resistance of conventionally soled safety, protective and conventionally soled safety, protective and occupational footwear. It is not applicable to special purpose footwear containing spikes, metal studs or similar. The item of footwear to be tested is put on a surface, subjected to a given normal force and moved horizontally relative to the surface. The frictional force is measued and the dynamci coefficient of frition is calculated. If the outsole passes both the ceramic floor test (SRA) and ther steel floor test (SRB), it is marked as SRC.

IEC 61340-4-3

Electrostatics - Standard test methods for specific applications - Footwear.
This part of IEC 61340 descibes a test method for determining the electrical resistance of footwear used in the control of electrostatic potential on people. This standard is suitable for use by the manufacturer of footwear as well as the end user. Two types of footwear exist:

Electrostatic Conductive Footwear
Footwear as tested by the method described in the standard with an electrical resistance of < 1 Ω x 105.

Electrostatic Dissipative Footwear
Footwear as tested by the method described in the standard with an electrical resistance of >= 1 Ω x 105 and < 1 Ω x 108.

EN ISO 20345:2004 + A1:2007 - SLIP RESISTANCE

Marking Code

Test Surface

Coefficient of Friction (EN 13287)


 

 

Forward Heel Slip

Forward Flat Slip


SRA

Ceramic tile with SLS*

< 0.28

< 0.32


SRB

Steel floor with Glycerol

< 0.13

< 0.18


SRC

Ceramic tile with SLS* & Steel floor with Glycerol

< 0.28
< 0.13

< 0.32
< 0.18


*Water with 5% Sodium Lauryl Sulphate

SYMBOLS

 
Water Resistant Upper

WATER RESISTANT UPPER

 
Waterproof

WATERPROOF

 
Steel Toecap

200 JOULE STEEL TOECAP

 
Composite Toecap

200 JOULE COMPOSITE TOECAP

 
Steel Midsole

PIERCE RESISTANT STEEL MIDSOLE

 
Composite Midsole

PIERCE RESISTANT COMPOSITE MIDSOLE

 
Energy Absoption of Seat Region

ENERGY ABSORPTION OF SEAT REGION

 
Slip Resistant Outsole

SLIP RESISTANT OUTSOLE TO EN ISO 20345: 2004 + A1:2007

 
Oil Resistant Outsole

OIL RESISTANT OUTSOLE

 
Heat Resistant Outsole

HEAT RESISTANT OUTSOLE

 
Dual Density Sole

DUAL DENSITY SOLE UNIT

 
Antistatic Footwear

ANTISTATIC FOOTWEAR

 
Non Metallic Footwear

100% NON METALLIC

 
Full Grain Leather

FULL GRAIN LEATHER

 
Cold Insulation

COLD INSULATION

 
Wide Fitting

WIDE FITTING

 
ESD

ESD

Marine Safety Range

 

In the case of Automatic PFD's, when the device comes into contact with water, it will inflate within 5 seconds, safely positioning and maintaining an incapacitated wearer, dramatically increasing their likelihood of survival.

Products in this range are certified as follows:

EN ISO12402-3

Personal Flotation Devices - Part 3: Buoyancy aids (level 50N) Safety requirements. This atandard examines the performance of the Flotation suits or Buoyancy aids.

EN 1095

Deck safety harness and safety line for use on recreational craft. This standard examines the suitable lifting purposes eg. Helicopter rescue lifts etc.

IMO A.658

Use and fitting of retro-reflective material on life saving appliances. This requires appliances to have a minimum of 300cm2 of retro-reflective material.

SOLAS

From 2006, SOLAS requires on every cargo ship there shall be an immersion suit for every person on board. Tested in accordance to the LSA code, this suit provides great insulation and adequate buoyancy.

LSA

This body examines the whole body suit in relation to composition and it's thermal properties.

There are 4 recommended N (newton) types for different marine conditions. These conditions determine the type of product suitable to be worn. Below is a breakdown of the different levels of N (newtons) for the different marine conditions:

Life Jacket 275N

Inflatable Life Jacket: Offshore, shipping and industry with extreme conditions. Compatible with heavy protective clothing, most survival suits and safety harnesses.

 

Life Jacket 150N

Life Jacket: Coastal and offshore use with foul weather clothing. The buoyancy aid should be considered if heavy tools or equipment are carried.

 

Life Jacket 100N

Life Jacket with safety colour and reflectors. Should normally be able to turn a person into back position. People who are not able to swim should always use a life jacket. Sheltered waters.

 

Buoyancy Aid 50N

Buoyancy aids, flotation jackets and flotation suits. Gives an upright floating position. For good swimmers only in sheltered waters with nearby help.

CHANGES FROM EN471 TO EN ISO 20471

 

For garments with long sleeves, the sleeves must be fluorescent and have 2 bands of reflective tape.

For garments with short sleeves, the sleeves must be shortened or have 1 band of reflective tape.

 

On bib & brace trousers, lower leg reflective tape increased to 60mm wide to achieve Class 2; waist tape no longer included in calculation.

Class 3 garments must cover the torso and have, as a minimum, either sleeves with reflective bands and/or full length trouser legs with reflective bands, if not both.

 

Class 3 performance can be obtained by using a single garment or clothing ensemble.

Placement of reflective tape remains the same but additional bands of reflective tape can be added.

 

60mm wide reflective tape on Size XS to achieve Class 3 certification.

Contrast colour panels reduced in size to achieve Class 3 certification on Size XS.

 

Reflective tape width increased to achieve Class 2 on some trousers.

Rail Industry Products

Link-Up logo

Link-Up approved to manufacture and supply the rail industry with safety clothing and equipment. All the following styles in orange are certified to the Rail Industry Standard GO/RT 3279

 

Leisure Wear

B303 - Hi-Vis Sweatshirt S277 - Hi-Vis Polo Shirt L/S S377 - Superior Hi-Vis Polo Shirt RT22 - Hi-Vis Polo Shirt S/S
RT23 - Hi-Vis T-Shirt F300 - Hi-Vis Mesh Lined Fleece F301 - Hi-Vis 2-Tone Fleece B904 - Hi-Vis Quick Release Rucksack

Vests

RT19 - London Underground Vest RT20 - Hi-Vis Long Vest
RT21 - Hi-Vis Short Vest RT26 - Executive Rail Vest
 

Rain Wear - Breathable Class 1, 2 & 3

Class 1

RT30 - Hi-Vis Traffic Jacket RT32 - Hi-Vis Bomber Jacket RT31 - Hi-Vis Traffic Trousers
S468 - Hi-Vis 4-in-1 Jacket S469 - H-Vis Bodywarmer

Class 2

RT34 - Hi-Vis Breathable Jacket
S778 - Hi-Vis Antistatic FR Jacket

Class 3

RT60 - Hi-Vis Breathable Jacket (Class 3) RT27 - Hi-Vis 7-in-1 Jacket
RT62 - Hi-Vis Breathable Bomber Jacket (Class 3) RT61 - Hi-Vis Breathable Trousers (Class 3)
 

Work Wear

RT40 - Hi-Vis Poly-cotton Jacket RT42 - Hi-Vis Poly-cotton Coverall RT43 - Hi-Vis Bib & Brace RT44 - Hi-Vis Bodywarmer RT45 - Hi-Vis Poly-cotton Trousers RT46 - Hi-Vis Combat Trousers RT47 - Hi-Vis Action Trousers

High-Visibility Range

Our High-Visibility range is certified to EN471 & EN343 standards, ideal for those who will not compromise on style, comfort, protection, and performance. These garments are designed to keep you warm, dry, and visible in all conditions.
 
Oeko-Tex
High Visibility fabrics tested to the Oeko Tex standard guaranteeing fabric does not contain any harmful substances detrimental to human health.
 
EN 471 - High Visibility
EN 471 is the harmonised European standard for high visibility clothing. It specifies the requirements for signalling the user's presence, day or night. It intends to make users in hazardous situations conspicuous under any light conditions. The standard provides for two performance parameters:
X = Surface of fluorescent and retro-reflective material (3 levels)
Y = Quality of retro-reflecting materials (2 levels)
 
Class 3: Highest Level
Highest level of protection - required for any persons working on or near motorways or dual-carriage ways or airports. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.80m2 of background material and 0.20m2 of retro-reflective material (4 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape).
 
Class 2: Intermediate Level
Required for any persons working on or near A and B class roads, also for delivery drivers. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.50m2 of background material and 0.13m2 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 used in conjunction with a higher classed garment. Must incorporate a minimum of 0.14m2 of background material and 0.10m2 of retro-reflective material (2 metres of 5cm wide reflective tape).
 
EN 343 - 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 cold above 5°C. The standard provides for two performance parameters:
X = Breathable properties (3 levels)
Y = Waterproofness (3 levels)
GO/RT 3279 - Rail Industry Standard
Railway Group Standard sets out the minimum specification for high visibility warning clothing in the Rail Industry.
 
EN 510 - Anti-Entanglement
This standard specifies the properties of protective clothing that minimises the risk of it's entanglement or drawing-in by moving parts when the wearer is working on or near hazardous moving machines or devices.
 
EN 342 - Protection Against Cold
EN 342 is the harmonised European standard that specifies requirements and test methods for performance of clothing ensembles (ie. two piece suits or coveralls) and of single garments for protection against cold environments.
 
 
EN 340 - Protective Clothing
General requirements: This European standard specifies general performance requiremnts for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, ageing, compatibility and marking of protective clothing and the information to be supplied by the manufacturer with the protective clothing.
 
EN 1150 - Protective Clothing
This European standard specifies the optical performance requirements for high visibility clothing to be worn by adults and juveniles, and designed for non-professional use.

ON AND OFF SHORE, OIL & GAS, ENERGY & UTILITIES, PETRO-CHEMICAL, INDUSTRIAL, FIRE-FIGHTERS, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, STATIONWEAR, MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES

Brands

Composition

EN

EN Standards

Tear Strength in Newtons
Warp x Weft

Weight

FR/Washes

Styles

 

Inherently Flame Resistant


Nomex logo

93% Nomex
5% Kevlar
2% P-140 Carbon Fibre

1

7

9

 

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, F1

EN 1149-5

EN 61482-1-2-IEC 61482-2 Class 1

APTV = 7.5 cal/cm²

43 x 43 N

220gm

Inherent
Permanent


Araflame logo

93% Meta-aramid
5% Para-aramid
2% Carbon Fibre

1

7

9

 

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, F1

EN 1149-5

EN 61482-1-2-IEC 61482-2 Class 1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1

60 x 60 N

220gm

Inherent
Permanent


60% Modacrylic
39% Cotton
1% Carbon Fibre

1

3

7

9

8

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, F1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1

EN 1149-5

EN 61482-1-2-IEC 61482-2 Class 1

EN 471 3:2

60 x 60 N

280gm

Inherent
Permanent


60% Modacrylic
39% Cotton
1% Carbon Fibre

1

2

7

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, F1

EN 531 A, B2, C1

EN 1149-5

Knit

200gm

Inherent
Permanent

 

Flame Retardant


Bizflame Multi logo

99% Cotton
1% Carbon Fibre

1

3

7

9

8

10

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, E3, F1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1

EN 1149-5

EN 61482-1-2-IEC 61482-2 Class 1

EN 471 3:2

EN 13034 Type 6

36 x 46 N

345gm

50 Washes


Bizflame Plus logo

99% Cotton
1% Carbon Fibre

1

7

3

9

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, F1

EN 1149-5

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 2

EN 61482-2

34 x 26 N

28 x 27 N

28 x 27 N

350gm

280gm

210gm

50 Washes


Bizflame Rain logo

98% Polyester
2% Carbon Fibre

8

5

2

6

 

7

EN 471

EN ISO 14116

EN 531 A, B2, C2

EN 533 Index 1 and 2

EN 343 Class 3:2

EN 1149-5

101 x 95 N

250gm

12 - 25 Washes


Portwest FR Hi-Vis Vests

100% Polyester

8

5

EN 471

EN ISO 14116

Knit

160gm

12 Washes

 

WELDING & HEAVY WELDING, CUTTING, GRINDING

Flame Retardant


Bizweld logo

100% Cotton

1

3

7

8

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, E1, F1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1

EN 1149-5

EN 471 3:2

27 x 36 N

330gm

50 Washes


Safewelder logo

100% Cotton

1

3

7

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, E1, F1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1

EN 1149-5

27 x 36 N

330gm

50 Washes


Bizweld Mole logo

99% Cotton
1% Carbon Fibre

1

3

7

9

EN ISO 11612 A1+A2, B1, C1, E3, F1

EN ISO 11611 A1+A2 Class 1 and 2

EN 1149-5

EN 61482-1-2-IEC 61482 Class 1

36 x 41 N

450gm

50 Washes

EN STANDARDS

EN470-1:1995 is replaced with EN ISO 11611:2007

EN531:1995 is replaced with EN ISO 11612:2008

EN533:1997 is replaced with EN ISO 14116:2008

The new EN ISO standards are similar to the previous EN standards in terms of protection but they also require more complete garment tests. See grid below showing the difference in test requirements. All existing certificates of the EN standards remain valid. At present all new products being introduced to the range are tested and certified to the new EN ISO standards.

 

FLAME PROTECTION

 

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

Code A: Limited flame spread
Code B: Protection against Convective Heat - 3 levels
Code C: Protection against Radiant Heat - 4 levels
Code D: Protection against Molten Aluminium Splash - 3 levels
Code E: Protection against Molten Iron Splash - 3 levels
Code F: Protection against Radiant Heat - 3 levels

EN ISO 11612:2008

Dimensional change
Limited Flame Spread (A1 + A2)
Convective Heat (B)
Radiant Heat (C)
Molten Aluminium Splash (D)
Molten Iron Splash (E)
Contact Heat (F)
Heat Resistance
Tensile strength
Tear strength
Busting strength
Seam strength

 

EN531:1995 - Harmonised European standard for protective clothing for industrial workers exposed to heat (excluding firefighters' and welders' clothing).

The following categorisation states performance levels:
A - limited flame spread
B - protection against convective heat
C - protection against radiant heat

EN531:1995

Dimensional change
Limited Flame Spread (A1 + A2)
Convective Heat (B)
Radiant Heat (C)
Molten Aluminium Splash (D)
Molten Iron Splash (E)

EN61482-1-2:2007 (current) - (Identical to IEC 61482-2:2009 (new))
This European test method measures fabrics and garment systems abilities to protect against the thermal effects of an electric arc event.
Two protection classes:
Class 1 - 4kA
Class 2 - 7kA

This 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 11611:2007

Tensile strength
Tear strength
Busting strength
Seam strength
Dimensional change
Requirements of leather
Limited flame spread (A1 + A2)
Molten droplets
Heat transfer (radiation)
Electrical resistance

 

EN470-1:1995 - Harmonised European standard for protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes.

EN470-1:1995

Tensile strength
Tear strength
Dimensional strength
Limited flame spread
Small droplets of molten metal

EN1149:2008 - Is the harmonised European standard for protective clothing - protection against static electricity. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.

EN1149-1:1996 Test method for surface conducting fabrics
EN1149-3:2004 Charge decay test method for all fabrics
EN1149-5:2008 Performance requirements

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.

EN ISO 14116:2008

Limited Flame Spread
Tensile strength
Tear strength
Seam strength

 

Harmonised European standard for protective clothing - protection against heat and flame - limited flame spread materials and material assemblies.

EN533-1:1997

Limited Flame Spread

EN13034:2005 +A1:2009 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 standard specifies the minimum requirements for limited use and re-usable limited performance chemical protective clothing. Limited performance chemical protective clothing is intended for use in cases of 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]). Chemical protective suits (Type 6) cover and protect at least the trunk and the limbs eg. one piece coveralls or two piece suits, with or without hood, boot-socks or boot covers. Partial body protection of similar limited performance (Type PB[6]) covers and protects only specific parts of the body eg. coats, aprons, sleeves etc.


ATEX Directive
The ATEX Directive defines what equipment is permitted in an environment where an explosive atmosphere may exist. Portwest recommend using garments certified to EN1149 and EN ISO 11611 for added protection in an ATEX environment.