There are 3 categories within the PPE Directive/PPE Legislation;
Category I – low risk of injury (e. g. rain protection EN 343)
Category II – risk of injury (e. g. EN ISO 11612 A, B, C, Heat & Flame)
Category III – high risk of injury (e. g. Electric Arc IEC 61482-2, Molten Metal EN ISO 11612 D3, E3)
Tranemo, for example, Category III garments have a production quality monitoring system (11B according to the Directive/Modul D according to the Legislation) to ensure that the garments are safe to use. They are marked with CE0403 by our Notified Body, FIOH.
Below are the symbols and explanations of the standards used in our Flame Retardant clothing.
CE MARKING FOR PROTECTIVE GARMENTS
All Tranemo PPE Clothing are CE marked. The CE marking indicates that a Notified Body has CE type examined these garments according to the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC or the PPE LEGISLATION (EU)2016/425.
When you find this symbol on the CE label inside the PPE garment it indicates that there is additional information from Tranemo attached to your PPE garment. This information must be read before you start using the garment to ensure that it is worn correctly and giving the optimum protection in the workplace.
EN ISO 11612
LOI – LIMITED OXYGEN INDEX
LOI means the minimum concentration of oxygen (expressed as a percentage) that would be required to support combustion of a fabric. It determines the protection of the garment regarding relative flammability and should be over 25%.
EN ISO 14116
EN ISO 11611
EN 13034 TYPE PB
EN ISO 20471
|Material area in m²||Class 1||Class 2||Class 3|
If a garment is certified as a class 3 system it is indicated with the below symbols on the inside CE-label.
The American Standard for High-Visibility clothing is called ANSI/ISEA 107. EN ISO 20471 is an international standard also approved by the US.
EN 343 – PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AGAINST RAIN
This standard specifies PPE Clothing used for working in rain or snow, fog and ground humidity.
The garment and seams are tested for water penetration (waterproofness) which gives a class 1,2 or 3 and water vapor resistance (breathability) which also gives a class 1,2 or 3, where class 3 is the highest level in both cases. The garment must achieve a result on both tests to be CE marked with this symbol. The breathability of the garments are affected by its construction and it is common for an unlined garment to reach EN 343 class 3:3 (same as the outer fabric) whilst lined garments in the same outer fabric only achieve EN 343 class 3: 1. In these cases it is the lining in the garment that affects the permeability of water vapor resistance (breathability).
Waterproofness can also be measured according to EN 20811, giving a result in millimeters of water column (mmH2O) or Pascal (Pa). Tranemo designates garments with a water column > 5000 mm (50000 Pa) as wind and waterproof. This gives a good protection in intermittent rain or inclement weather. In heavy or prolonged periods of heavy rain, traditional laminated rainwear is recommended.
EN 342 – PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AGAINST COLD
This standard specifies PPE Clothing used when working in cold environments.
It requires tests of resultant effective thermal insulation (value in m²K/W), air permeability (shown as class 1,2 or 3) and resistance to water penetration (shown as class 1 or 2). The garment must achieve results on thermal insulation and air permeability to be CE marked with this symbol – the water penetration test is optional.
RIS-3279-TOM ISS 1 (GO/RT 3279)
Railway Group High-Visibility Standard for UK. Defining the High-Visibility orange and the design of the garment i.e. fully fluorescent orange, no contrast colour and defined placement of the reflective tape.
SOURCE: thank you to Tranemo Clothing for providing the information.
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