EN ISO 11612 – Protective Clothing to Protect Against Heat & Flame
This EN Norm specifies PPE clothing for use when working where this is a risk that the garments will come into contact with heat and flame. It is divided into different categories where code letters (A, B, C, D and E) indicate which heat and flame requirements the garment needs to fulfil.
These code letters represent hazards including radiant heat, convective heat and splatters of molten metal or aluminium. Code A1 and/or A2 is mandatory, and a minimum of 1 other letter is required in order to CE mark the garment. The code letters are classified at different levels where the highest number is the highest tested level.
The design of the garments is also a critical factor in garments certified to these EN Norms.
View The Full EN Standard Details Here: EN 11612
EN ISO 14116 – Limited Flame Spread
This European Norm is often used for lower-level Flame Resistant protective garments such as Socks, Rainwear and Hi-Visibility Waistcoats. It is divided into 3 classes, where Index 3 is the highest.
- The flame does not spread, there is no flaming debris, nor afterglow, a hole may be formed.
- The flame does not spread, there is no flaming debris, nor afterglow, no hole formation.
- The flame does not spread, there are no flaming debris, nor afterglow, no hole formation, the after-flame times of each specimen is less than 2 seconds.
It is important to note that Index 3 garments should be worn in conjunction with EN ISO 11612 garments, and Index 1 garments should not be worn next to the skin.
View The Full EN Standard Details Here: EN14116