This document specifies requirements for the individual combination (type 2) of knee pads with garments and performance levels for use when working in a kneeling position in order to reduce injuries to the knees caused by continuous pressure and penetration. Requirements for the marking of knee pads and garments as well as the information to be supplied by the manufacturer are given. Where protection against additional hazards is claimed, performance requirements from other standards are applicable.
This document does not apply to knee protectors that are medical devices or are intended for sports and motorcycles.
In this part, requirements are given for a specific combination of an individual pad and accordingly designed garment; these forms of knee protection are thus subject to a joint examination.
A combination of a garment with a fixed sized knee pad pocket and fixed sized knee pad (interoperable pad) is described in FprEN 14404 4 and is excluded from this part.
The position of type 2 knee pads in or on trousers can be fixed or adjustable. The pads consist of foam plastic or other materials that are positioned in knee pockets of the garments or permanently fastened in or on the garments.
Legislation related to this standard
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/EEC
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