SR EN 1486:2001

Protective cloting for firefighters. Test methods and requirements for reflective clothing for specialized fire frighting

This standard specifies test methods and minimum performance requirements for reflective protective clothing used in specialized fire fighting. This clothing provides protection against flame lick and intense radiant heat and is worn for short periods only, to enable the firefighter to enter specific high-risk fire fighting and fire rescue situations which also require the use of breathing apparatus and head, hand and foot protection. This standard only covers protective clothing that relies upon the ability of the outer material to reflect intense radiant heat. This type of reflective clothing may also be used for industrial applications involving high levels of radiant heat. The reflective clothing specified in this standard is not covered in EN 469. Non-reflective protective clothing as specified in EN 469 may also be used for specialized fire fighting applications in conjunction with appropriate head, hand, foot and respiratory protection.

Status : Withdrawn
Approval date : 8/30/2001
Publish date : 8/31/2001
Withdrawal date : 3/31/2008
Number of pages : 16
ICS : 13.220.10 Fire-fighting,13.340.10 Protective clothing
Technical Committee : 216 - Fire protection equipment

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