This standard specifies test methods and minimum requirements for clothing to be worn during firefighting operations and associated activities where there is a risk of heat and/or flame. This standard covers the general clothing design, the minimum performance levels of the materials used, and the methods of test for determining these performance levels. The required performance levels may be achieved by the use of one or more garments. It does not cover special clothing for use in high risk situations, e.g. fire entry suits, or clothing for use in long term firefighting operations in high ambient temperature, e.g. forest fighting. It does not cover protection for the head, hands and feet or protection against other hazards, e.g. chemical, biological, radiation and electrical hazards. These aspects may be dealt with in other standards.
Legislation related to this standard
Personal protective equipment (PPE)Harmonized/Supporting
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 14, 2005