There are a lot of standards and norms regarding protective garments. Every country has its own method of approaching these standards. There have been efforts to uniform the standards towards International Standards. The latter are becoming the reference guidelines regarding standards and norms for protective garments. However, some countries (e.g. USA) still prefer to use their own standards.
The four most important institutes issuing standards and norms are:
• ISO – International Standards Organization (International)
• IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission (International)
• ASTM – American Society of Testing and Materials (USA)
• NFPA – National Fire Protection Association (USA)
We give you a brief overview of the most important standards regarding your advanced protective garments.
We encourage you to remember the following when considering Flame Resistant products:
Check that all garment components and layers (including interior layers of winter liners) that may be exposed to flame are truly flame resistant.
Verify that the product has been tested to an appropriate apparel test, and note: