EN 1486:2007

Protective clothing for fire-fighters - Test methods and requirements for reflective clothing for specialised fire-fighting EN 1486:2007

Publication date:   Mar 28, 2008

General information

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CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets

European Norm

13.340.10   Protective clothing



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This European Standard considers requirements for the protection of the whole body including head, hands and feet. Clothing for head and feet according to this European Standard, however, may only provide sufficient protection when worn together with such basic PPE specified in the relevant standards as noted in paragraphs 4.2 and 4.4 of this European Standard.
This European Standard specifies test methods and minimum performance requirements for reflective protective clothing used in specialised fire-fighting.
This clothing provides protection against flame lick and intense radiant heat and is worn for short periods only, to enable the fire-fighter to enter specific high-risk fire-fighting and fire rescue situations which also require the use of breathing apparatus.
This European 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 European Standard is not covered in EN 469.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Marine equipment


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/EEC


Life cycle


EN 1486:1996


EN 1486:2007
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