This document specifies the performance requirements, test methods, design requirements, identification and marking information for upper body protectors that offer protection against cutting by hand-held chainsaws.
It also specifies procedures for sampling and pre-treatment of upper body protectors, the measurement of the protective coverage, the apparatus and test methods for assessing resistance to cutting, and the practical performance test for evaluating ergonomic properties.
Guidance on chainsaw use and the selection of appropriate upper body protectors is given in Annex A.
Legislation related to this standard
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EECHarmonized/Supporting