European standards for reusable protective clothing
Resistance to water penetration and water vapour resistance (supersedes ENV 343)
X: Resistance to water penetration (3 levels)
Y: Water vapour resistance - breathing properties (3 levels)
Protection against cold: temperatures lower than −5 °C (supersedes ENV 342)
a. Basic insulation
b. Thermal insulation
c. Air permeability (3 levels)
d. Water penetration resistance class (2 levels)
Protection against cold: Temperatures from and above −5 °C
a. Thermal resistance class (3 levels)
b. Air permeability (3 levels)
c. Water penetration resistance class (2 levels)
d. Basic thermal insulation
e. Resulting thermal insulation
High visibility warning clothing: Visibility during the day, at twilight and in the dark.
2 performance classes:
x: The surface of fluorescent and retro-reflective material (3 levels)
y: The performance of the retro-reflective material (2 levels)
EN ISO 11612
Protective clothing against heat and flames (supersedes EN 531 - garments with EN 531 certification remain valid).
Special requirements for garments which protect the body from heat and flame (except the hands).
Not applicable for fire fighters (EN 469) and welders (EN 470 - EN ISO 11611)
A. Minimum requirements, fabric combination, limited inflamability (1/2 − A1/A2)
B. Insulation against convective heat (B1>B5)
C. Insulation against radiant heat (C1>C4)
D. Insulation against molten aluminium (D1>D3)
E. Insulation against molten cast iron (E1>E3)
F. Insulation against contact heat 250 °C (F0>F3)
EN ISO 11611
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes (supersedes EN 470).
Protect the wearer against small splashes of molten material, short contact time with flame, radiant heat from ARC (and short accidental contact up to 100 V DC).
Class A - lower level for less hazardous welding situations
Class B - higher level for more hazardous welding situation
Protective clothing against limited flame spread materials (supersedes EN 533:1997).
Not applicable for fire fighters (EN 469) and welders (EN 470 - EN ISO 11611).
The clothing is intended to protect against occasional brief contact with small flames.
Index 1: Flame does not spread, no flaming debris, no afterglow, a hole may be formed
Index 2: Flame does not spread, no flaming debris, no afterglow, no hole formation
Index 3: Flame does not spread, no flaming debris, no afterglow, no hole formation, the afterflame time is less than 2 seconds
Electrostatic properties of protective clothing.
These garments are used in environments where there is a risk of explosion (ATEX environments).
The outer fabric of the garment is anti-static.
EN 1149-5:2008 - performance requirements
Anti-static PPE is certified to EN 1149-5 as this standard covers the performance requirements and refers to the choice of 2 different test methods (EN 1149-1 or EN 1149-3)
EN 1149-1:2006 - measurements of surface resistivity
This test method is most appropriate for materials for which the electrostatic dissipative behaviour is based on surface conductivity (for instance containing surface conductive yarns or a homogenous conductive outside PVC coating layer). This method is not appropriate for core conductive fibres.
This test method is referenced for materials for which the electrostatic dissipative behaviour is based on core conducting fibres, but can also be used for surface conducting materials.
In the 1149 series, there is also an EN 1149-2 (measurement of the electrical resistance through a material; the vertical resistance) which is used as a test method on EN ISO 11611 (welders clothing) and which is also mentioned in Annex H of EN 469:2005. A full garment test kit is under development and will be issued as EN 1149-4.
UV protective clothing.
The clothing must cover the upper body completely and/or the lower body.
The UPF (Ultra Protection Factor) as determined by EN 13758-1 shall be larger than 0.
The average UV-A (UV radiation between 315 and 400 nm) transmission shall be smaller than 5%.
The sizes shown are all European/French sizes. Please make sure and check which size is applicable for you.