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Certified knee pockets in combination with DASSY CRATOS kneepads.

EN 14404: 2004 + A1: 2010
Certified knee pockets in combination with DASSY CRATOS kneepads.

This standard describes the test methods and requirements for knee protectors for work in kneeling position.

There are four types of knee-protectors:

Type 1: “independent” knee protectors.
Type 2: pad in kneepad pocket on trousers.
Type 3: loose protectors.
Type 4: knee protectors that form part of other protection.

There are also three performance levels:

Level 0: offers no protection against penetration.
Level 1: knee protectors suitable for flat and non-flat floor surfaces and offering protection against penetration by objects < 1 cm.
Level 2: knee protectors suitable for flat and non-flat floor surfaces and offering protection against extreme conditions (e.g. scrap in mines).

High-visibility protection during the day, at twilight and at night.

EN 471: 2003 + A1: 2007 High visibility clothing
High-visibility protection during the day, at twilight and at night.

High-visibility warning clothing for professional use. This clothing makes the wearer more visible both during the day and at night. High-visibility warning clothing, which complies with EN 471, is legally required for everyone working on roadways and on building sites. Even if only a limited part of the day is spent in a work place with traffic, safety clothing must always be worn. The printing, embroidery and other adaptations made to the reflective fabric will reduce the size of the reflective area, as a result of which the minimum required reflective area could be lost. Embroidering without prior permission of a notified body is prohibited. Please contact the safety advisor for these purposes

CLASS 3
Must be worn by everybody working on roads with normal driving speeds, on active train lines and during rescue operations; also when working on a building site.

Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.80m²
Surface area of reflective material at least 0.20m²

CLASS 2

Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.50m² Surface area of reflective material at least 0.13m²

CLASS 1
May only be worn by people visiting a site where class 3 warning clothing is required. These visitors must be accompanied by people who work on the site. If your activities during the day vary, or if you are in any doubt, class 3 clothing is recommended.

Surface area of fluorescent material at least 0.14m²
Surface area of reflective material at least 0.10m²

Protection against the rain, snow, fog and soil moisture.

EN 343: 2003 + A1: 2007
Protection against the rain, snow, fog and soil moisture.

X = water resistance (WR) - X = moisture vapour permeability (MVP)
Protective clothing, certified according to EN 343, protects against rain, snow, fog and soil moisture. The garments and the seams are tested for their resistance to water penetration and water vapour resistance.

Protection against electric arcs.

IEC 61482 - 2: 2009
Protection against electric arcs.

Protective clothing, certified according to IEC 61482-2:2009, protects the wearer against risks from an electric arc. An electric arc or blast as a result of a disruption (e.g. a short circuit) in an electric installation generates a sudden release of intense heat and light causing serious burns or other harm.

Class 1: protection against electric arc 4KA
Class 2: protection against electric arc 7KA
The clothing is tested for an arc voltage up till around 400V and for a time of 500ms.

Protection against heat and flame.

EN ISO 11612: 2008
Protection against heat and flame.

Protective clothing for heat and flame where there is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the user can be exposed to radiant or convective heat, contact heat or to molten metal splashes. This standard specifies performance requirements for items of clothing that are designed to protect the wearer's body against heat and fire with the exception of the hands.

A indicates limited flame spread;
B indicates convection heat, 3 achievable levels: B1, B2, B3 with 3 the highest level;
C indicates radiant heat, 4 achievable levels: C1, C2, C3, C4 with 4 the highest level;
D indicates aluminium spatter, 3 achievable levels: D1, D2, D3 with 3 the highest level;
E indicates iron spatter, 3 achievable levels: E1, E2, E3 with 3 the highest level;
F indicates contact heat, 3 achievable levels: F1, F2 and F3 with 3 the highest level.

Protection for welding and allied processes.

EN ISO 11611: 2007
Protection for welding and allied processes.

Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes. This clothing is intended to protect against spatter, short contact time with flame and radiant heat, and minimizes the possibility of electrical shock (at accidental contact of +/- 100 V). This standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing, including head and foot safety gear, which is designed to protect the wearer's body and which has to be worn during welding and allied processes.

A1: indicates the clothing meets the requirements for limiting flame spread in the event of surface ignition
A2: indicates the clothing meets the requirements for limiting flame spread in the edge ignition.Divided into two categories: 
- Category 1 is protection against less hazardous welding techniques and situations causing low levels of spatter and radiant heat.
- Category 2 is protection against more hazardous welding techniques and situations causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat

Protection against electrostatic charges (explosion or fire risk).

EN 1149 - 5: 2008
Protection against electrostatic charges (explosion or fire risk).

Electrostatic properties, part 5. This clothing is worn to prevent sparks from electrostatic charges which can cause fire or explosion.

EN 1149 consists of various sections that specify the requirements and test methods for measuring protection against static electricity or damage from discharge. EN 1149-5 describes the performance requirements. The material must comply with the requirements in EN 1149-1 or EN 1149-3.

Protection against liquid chemicals.

EN 13034: 2005 + A1: 2009
Protection against liquid chemicals.

Protective clothing, certified according to EN 13034:2005+A1:2009 - type 6, provides limited protection against small spatters or fumes of liquid chemicals and is intended for use in situations where the risks are assessed as low and a full liquid permeation barrier is not necessary. This type of clothing must cover the entire upper and lower body.

EN 14058:2004

EN 14058:2004 certified garments protect against cold environments. Within this standardisation, a cold environment means a temperature of up to -5°C. The top number is the class for “thermal resistance”. Class 3 is the highest class (and is tested on the fabric layers).
To meet this norm, the garments should be worn completely closed. If there are adjustment possibilities (i.e. on wrists or waist), these should also be used.
The thermic insulation can decrease if the garment gets wet and after cleaning procedures. Keep garments on a dry and well-ventilated place in order to maintain the level of protection.
Wearing extra protection to prevent cooling of for example head, hands and feet is optional with EN 14058:2004.