Second Work / Craftman
Extended cuff with mitten
REGULATION (EU) 2016/425
EN ISO 13688:2013 General requirements for protective clothing.
This standard specifies general performance requirements for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, durability, ageing, compatibility and marking of protective clothing and the information to be supplied by the manufacturer with the protective clothing.
EN ISO14116:2015 Protective clothing – Protection against flamme
|3/ 12H / 60||Index of resistance of outside shell (from 1 to 3) Nb washes I (Industrial) or H (domestic) / Temperature °C|
This standard sets out the performance requirements for limited flame spread materials and material assemblies used in protective clothing. Limited flame spread materials and material assemblies are used to make protective clothing in order to reduce the risks of flammability of the garment and the dangers it may cause. They are suitable for protection against accidental contact with small igniting flames, in conditions with no significant heat danger.
EN1149-5:2018 Electrostatic properties – Part 5: Material performance and design requirements
|R=<2,5x10e9 Ohms||Surface resistivity inferior or equal to 2.5×10⁹ Ohms on one surface at least following EN1149-1|
WARNING: These requirements may be insufficient in oxygen enriched flammable environments. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages. The control of undesirable static electricity on the person is often necessary.
The electrostatic potential may, indeed, have serious consequences on the charged individual, because it can be high enough to cause dangerous sparks.
After a risk assessment, the wearing of protective electrical dissipation clothing may be necessary. The use of clothing certified according to EN1149-5 is then adapted.
The ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC, in its Annex II-A-2.
3, requests that workers be equipped with work clothes made of materials that do not produce electrostatic discharges that can ignite explosive environments.
The electrostatic potential can also affect equipment sensitive to electric discharge. And antistatic clothing are often used on electronic manufacturing sites, assembling semiconductors for example. Finally, they are used on sites with controlled atmospheres such as automotive paint workshops, to avoid the emission of particles that may be deposited on the body paint.
The antistatic charge dissipation can be provided by a process limiting the build up of charge, or by adding carbon or metal wires. People wearing protective electrostatic charge dissipation clothing must always be grounded with a resistance of less than 10⁸Ω, for example, by wearing appropriate footwear such as the safety shoes stated in EN ISO 20345, or by other suitable means.