EN 469: 2005
Protective clothing for firefighters - Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting
This European Standard specifies minimum levels of performance requirements for protective clothing to be worn during firefighting operations and associated activities such as e.g. rescue work, assistance during disasters. The described clothing is not meant to protect against deliberate chemical and/or gas cleaning operations. This European Standard covers the general clothing design, the minimum performance levels of the materials used and the methods of test to be used to determine these performance levels. The required performance levels may be achieved by the use of one or more garments. This European Standard covers the event of an accidental splash of chemical or flammable liquids but does not cover special clothing for use in other high-risk situations e.g. reflective protective clothing. It does not cover protection for the head, hands and feet or protection against other hazards e.g. chemical, biological, radiological and electrical hazards. These aspects may be covered in other European Standards.