Protective clothing for fire-fighters - Test methods and requirements for reflective clothing for specialised fire-fighting

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.

Schutzkleidung für die Feuerwehr - Prüfverfahren und Anforderungen für reflektierende Kleidung für die spezielle Brandbekämpfung

Diese Europäische Norm legt Prüfverfahren und Mindestanforderungen für reflektierende Schutzklei-dung fest, die für die spezielle Brandbekämpfung eingesetzt wird.
Diese Kleidung bietet Schutz gegen Kontakt mit Flammen und intensive Wärmestrahlung und wird nur für kürzere Einsatzzeiten getragen. Sie ermöglicht dem Brandbekämpfer spezielle Hoch-Risiko-Brandbekämpfung vorzunehmen und Brandrettungsaktionen auszuführen, die zusätzlich die Verwendung von Atemgeräten, sowie Kopf-, Hand- und Fuß-Schutz erfordern.
Diese Europäische Norm erstreckt sich nur auf Schutzkleidung, die es aufgrund der Eigenschaft des Außenmaterials ermöglicht, intensive Wärmestrahlung zu reflektieren. Diese Art reflektierender Schutzkleidung darf auch für Anwendungen in der Industrie eingesetzt werden, wo hohe Schutzstufen gegen Wärmestrahlung erforderlich sind.
Die in dieser Norm spezifizierte Schutzkleidung ist nicht in der EN 469 abgedeckt. Nicht-reflektierende Schutzkleidung, wie sie in EN 469 spezifiziert ist, darf ebenfalls für spezielle Anwendungen in der Brandbekämpfung zusammen mit dem entsprechenden Kopf-, Hand-, Fuß- und Atem-Schutz verwendet werden
Diese Norm enthält keine Anforderungen für den Kopfschutz - einschließlich Gesichtsschutz - Hand- und Fußschutz außer dem in 4.2 und 4.3 nach dieser Norm. Jede weitere Anforderung speziell für den Kopfschutz - einschließlich Gesichtsschutz - Hand- und Fußschutz, die vom Anwender gefordert werden, sollten durch eine Gefährdungsanalyse ermittelt werden und festgelegt werden.

Vetements de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers - Méthodes d'essai et exigences relatives aux vetements réfléchissants pour opérations spéciales de lutte contre l'incendie

La présente Norme indique des méthodes d'essai applicables aux vetements de protection réfléchissants utilisés dans le cadre d'opérations spéciales de lutte contre l'incendie et spécifie les exigences de performances minimales requises.
Ces vetements assurent une protection contre les flammes fugaces et la chaleur radiante intense et sont prévus pour etre portés uniquement pendant de courtes périodes afin de permettre au sapeur-pompier de pénétrer dans des zones ou se déroulent des opérations spéciales a haut risque de lutte contre l'incendie ou des opérations de sauvetage nécessitant également le port d'appareils respiratoires ainsi que des protections de la tete, des mains et des pieds.
La présente Norme ne concerne que les vetements de protection dont le matériau externe peut réfléchir une chaleur radiante intense. Apres évaluation des risques, ce type de vetement de protection réfléchissant peut également etre utilisé dans le cadre d'applications industrielles présentant des niveaux élevés de chaleur radiante.
Les vetements réfléchissants spécifiés dans la présente Norme ne relevent pas de l'EN 469. A l'issue d'une évaluation des risques, des vetements de protection non-réfléchissants tels que spécifiés dans l'EN 469 peuvent également etre utilisés dans le cadre d'applications spéciales de lutte contre l'incendie, en association avec des protections appropriées de la tete, des mains et des pieds ainsi qu'un appareil de protection respiratoire.
En ce qui concerne la protection de la tete (visage y compris), des mains et des pieds, la présente Norme ne tient pas compte d'autres exigences que celles spécifiées en 4.2 et 4.3. Il convient que toute autre exigence spécifique de protection de ces parties du corps, requise par l'utilisateur, soit déterminée a partir d'une évaluation des risques et spécifiée.

Varovalna obleka za gasilce - Preskusne metode in zahteve za odsevno obleko za posebne načine gašenja požarov

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Schutzkleidung für die Feuerwehr - Prüfverfahren und Anforderungen für reflektierende Kleidung für die spezielle BrandbekämpfungVetements de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers - Méthodes d'essai et exigences relatives aux vetements réfléchissants pour opérations spéciales de lutte contre l'incendieProtective clothing for fire-fighters - Test methods and requirements for reflective clothing for specialised fire-fighting13.340.10Varovalna oblekaProtective clothing13.220.10Gašenje požaraFire-fightingICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 1486:2007SIST EN 1486:2007en,fr,de01-december-2007SIST EN 1486:2007SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 1486:2007

EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 1486October 2007ICS 13.340.10 English VersionProtective clothing for fire-fighters - Test methods andrequirements for reflective clothing for specialised fire-fightingVêtements de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers -Méthodes d'essai et exigences relatives aux vêtementsréfléchissants pour opérations spéciales de lutte contrel'incendieSchutzkleidung für die Feuerwehr - Prüfverfahren undAnforderungen für reflektierende Kleidung für die spezielleBrandbekämpfungThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 26 August 2007.CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this EuropeanStandard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such nationalstandards may be obtained on application to the CEN Management Centre or to any CEN member.This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translationunder the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as theofficial versions.CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATIONCOMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATIONEUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNGManagement Centre: rue de Stassart, 36

B-1050 Brussels© 2007 CENAll rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reservedworldwide for CEN national Members.Ref. No. EN 1486:2007: ESIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................4 Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................5 1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................6 2 Normative references............................................................................................................................6 3 Terms and definitions...........................................................................................................................8 4 General requirements............................................................................................................................9 4.1 Clothing ensemble.................................................................................................................................9 4.2 Clothing................................................................................................................................................10 4.2.1 General..................................................................................................................................................10 4.2.2 Pockets.................................................................................................................................................10 4.2.3 Size designation...................................................................................................................................10 4.3 Head protection....................................................................................................................................10 4.3.1 General..................................................................................................................................................10 4.3.2 Screen...................................................................................................................................................11 4.4 Hand protection...................................................................................................................................12 4.5 Overboots.............................................................................................................................................12 5 Sampling, pre-treatment, ageing........................................................................................................12 5.1 Sampling...............................................................................................................................................12 5.2 Pre-treatment........................................................................................................................................13 5.2.1 General..................................................................................................................................................13 5.2.2 Cleaning................................................................................................................................................13 5.2.3 Mechanical pre-treatment...................................................................................................................13 5.3 Ageing...................................................................................................................................................13 6 Thermal requirements.........................................................................................................................13 6.1 Limited flame spread...........................................................................................................................13 6.2 Heat transfer (radiant heat).................................................................................................................13 6.3 Heat transfer (convective heat)..........................................................................................................14 6.4 Contact heat.........................................................................................................................................14 6.5 Heat resistance....................................................................................................................................14 7 Mechanical requirements....................................................................................................................14 7.1 Dimensional change............................................................................................................................14 7.2 Tensile strength...................................................................................................................................14 7.3 Burst strength......................................................................................................................................14 7.4 Tear strength........................................................................................................................................15 7.5 Seam strength......................................................................................................................................15 8 Other requirements..............................................................................................................................15 8.1 Surface wetting....................................................................................................................................15 8.2 Whole Garment Testing (optional).....................................................................................................15 9 Marking.................................................................................................................................................15 10 Information supplied by the manufacturer.......................................................................................16 Annex A (normative)

Mechanical pre-treatment for metallised materials...................................................18 A.1 Principle................................................................................................................................................18 A.2 Sampling...............................................................................................................................................18 A.3 Apparatus.............................................................................................................................................18 A.4 Procedure.............................................................................................................................................18 SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 3 Annex B (informative)

Warning – flame engulfment.....................................................................................20 Annex C (informative)

Guidelines for clothing design..................................................................................21 Annex D (informative)

Checking of basic ergonomic features of protective clothing – practical performance tests...............................................................................................................................22 Annex E.............................................................................................................................................................24 Annex F (informative)

Significant technical changes between this document and the previous edition EN 1486:1996...........................................................................................................................26 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC.......................................................................................27 Bibliography......................................................................................................................................................29

SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 4 Foreword This document (EN 1486:2007) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by April 2008, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by April 2008. This document supersedes EN 1486:1996. Annex A provides details of significant technical changes between this European Standard and the previous edition: EN 1498:1996 This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC. For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 5 Introduction This European Standard specifies reflective protective clothing, which provide higher levels of protection against radiant heat than the non-reflective clothing specified in EN 469. This reflective clothing may be used in certain techniques of specialised fire-fighting. However, protective clothing conforming to EN 469 may also be used with different specialised fire-fighting techniques. The type of protective clothing employed should be appropriate for the fire-fighting tactics. A risk assessment shall be used to determine if the clothing covered by this European Standard is suitable for the intended use for the expected exposure. The risk assessment should include consideration of any respiratory protection that may also be required. Fire-fighters shall be trained in the use, care and maintenance of the protective clothing covered by this European Standard, including an understanding of its limitations and of the necessity to remove PPE as soon as possible after an incident. Subject to risk assessment, the clothing covered by this European Standard may be suitable for use in activities other than those considered by this European Standard. Nothing in this European Standard is intended to restrict any jurisdiction, purchaser or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 6 1 Scope 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. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 136:1998, Respiratory protective devices — Full face masks — Requirements, testing, marking EN 166:2001, Personal eye-protection — Specifications EN 171:2002, Personal eye-protection — Infrared filters — Transmittance requirements and recommended use EN 340, Protective clothing — General requirements EN 367, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and fire — Method of determining heat transmission on exposure to flame EN 397, Industrial safety helmets EN 420:2003, Protective gloves — General requirements and test methods EN 443, Helmets for firefighters EN 702, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and flame — Test method: Determination of the contact heat transmission through protective clothing or its materials EN 14052, High performance industrial helmets EN 15090, Footwear for firefighters

EN 24920, Textiles — Determination of resistance to surface wetting (spray test) of fabrics EN 25077, Textiles — Determination of dimensional change in washing and drying (ISO 5077:1984) SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 7 EN ISO 1421:1998, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tensile strength and elongation at break (ISO 1421:1998) EN ISO 4674-1:2003, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tear resistance — Part 1: Constant rate of tear methods (ISO 4674-1:2003) EN ISO 6942, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and fire — Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat (ISO 6942:2002) EN ISO 13934-1, Textiles — Tensile properties of fabrics — Part 1: Determination of maximum force and elongation at maximum force using the strip method (ISO 13934-1:1999) EN ISO 13934-2, Textiles — Tensile properties of fabrics — Part 2: Determination of maximum force using the grab method (ISO 13934-2:1999) EN ISO 13935-2, Textiles — Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles — Part 2: Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the grab method (ISO 13935-2:1999) EN ISO 13938-1, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-1:1999) EN ISO 15025, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and flame — Method of test for limited flame spread (ISO 15025:2000) EN ISO 20345, Personal protective equipment — Safety footwear (ISO 20345:2004) ISO 7000, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Index and synopsis ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 8 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 ageing changing of the product performance over time during use or storage. Ageing is caused by a combination of several factors, such as:  cleaning, maintenance or disinfecting processes;  exposure to visible and/or ultra-violet radiation;  exposure to high or low temperatures or to changing temperatures;  exposure to chemicals including humidity;  exposure to biological agents such as bacteria, fungi, insects or other pests;  exposure to mechanical action such as abrasion, flexing, pressure and strain;  exposure to contaminants such as dirt, oil, splashes of molten metal etc.;  exposure to wear and tear 3.2 cleaning process by which a PPE is made again serviceable and/or hygienically wearable by removing any dirt or contamination. A cleaning cycle is typically a washing plus drying or a dry cleaning treatment followed, if required, by ironing or other finishing 3.3 closure system method of fastening openings in the garment including combinations of more than one method of achieving a secure closure, e.g. a slide fastener covered by an overlap fastened down with a touch and close fastener NOTE This term does not cover seams. 3.4 clothing assembly series of outer and under garments to be worn together 3.5 clothing ensemble combination of two or more garments that collectively provide protection of the body 3.6 component assembly combination of all materials of a multi-layer garment presented exactly as the finished garment construction 3.7 conditioning keeping the samples under standard conditions of temperature and relative humidity for a minimum period of time SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 9 3.8 garment single item of clothing which may consist of single or multiple layers 3.9 hardware non-fabric items used in protective clothing including those made of plastic or metal, e.g. fasteners, rank markings, buttons 3.10 hood separate garment or integrated part of the jacket or coverall that covers head, neck and shoulders 3.11 main seams seams that are necessary for the integrity of the garment 3.12 pre-treatment standard way of preparing the samples before testing. This might include e.g. a number of cleaning cycles, submitting the sample to heat, mechanical action or any other relevant exposure and is finished by conditioning 3.13 screen transparent visor integrally fitted to the hood of reflective protective clothing 3.14 seam method of permanent fastening between two or more pieces of material 3.15 specialised fire-fighting limited fire-fighting operations involving very high levels of radiant, convective and contact heat, such as bulk flammable gas and bulk flammable liquid fires 4 General requirements 4.1 Clothing ensemble Fire fighters’ protective clothing covered by this European Standard shall provide protection against intense radiant heat and flame lick to the full body, including the head, hands, and feet, as specified in Clauses 4 to 8. It shall consist of:  garment(s);  hood (may be integrated or not);  gloves;  overboots. The materials shall not contain substances generally known to be toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, allergenic, toxic to reproduction or otherwise harmful. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 10 Hardware, except the screen, penetrating the outer material shall not be exposed on the innermost surface of the component assembly. This requirement shall be assessed by visual inspection. All items shall be free from any sharp or hard edges that are likely to cause harm to the user, e.g. protruding wire ends or other items. This requirement shall be assessed by visual inspection and by hand. All items shall have an overlap so no part of the body becomes uncovered whilst carrying out the job related exercises during ergonomic and practical performance testing (see e.g. EN 340 and Annex D) whatever the position of the body parts or the movements are during those exercises. All items shall remain in place whilst carrying out the job related exercises during ergonomic and practical performance testing (see e.g. EN 340 and Annex D) whatever the position of the body parts or the movements are during those exercises. Since this type of clothing is designed to be used with respiratory protection, it shall be considered that the breathing apparatus may be worn either inside or outside of the protective clothing. Compatibility shall be shall be assessed while the clothing is worn by an appropriate sized wearer. 4.2 Clothing 4.2.1 General Fire fighters’ protective clothing covered by this European Standard shall consist of either: a) a single garment, or b) a clothing ensemble, or c) a clothing assembly. Where clothing assemblies or ensembles are used to achieve the specified performance levels of this European Standard, the various garments shall be clearly labelled that they shall always be used in combination (see Clause 9). The hood can be an integral part of the jacket or coverall. 4.2.2 Pockets If external pockets are present they shall be constructed entirely from the outer material, and secured by flaps which shall be at least 2,5 cm on each side wider than the pocket. Pockets shall have means for drainage of water. 4.2.3 Size designation The sizes of the clothing shall be designated in accordance with EN 340 and verified by visual inspection. The fit of the size shall be assessed while the clothing is worn by an appropriately sized wearer. 4.3 Head protection 4.3.1 General The hood shall meet the requirements of Clauses 6, 7 and 8. Screens used with hoods shall meet the requirements of 4.3.2 and 6.5. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 11 The hood either as single garment or integral part of the clothing shall be designed to be compatible with one or more helmets conforming to EN 443, EN 397 or EN 14052. Helmets with which compatibility is claimed shall be designated in the information supplied by the manufacturer. If not integrated part of jacket, coat or coverall, hood shall also be compatible with these garments. The assessment shall be made with the clothing being worn and used by an appropriately sized wearer. The size of the hood shall be designated in accordance to the size of the helmet and assessed by visual inspection. The hood shall be fixed to the designated helmet so it will follow all the movements of the head and not unduly restrict movement or vision. The assessment shall be made on hood with screen whilst carrying out the job related exercises during ergonomic and practical performance testing (see e.g. EN 340 and Annex D) whatever the position of the body parts or the movements are during those exercises. 4.3.2 Screen 4.3.2.1 General The screen shall be fitted to the hood in such way that the screen will maintain in place when tested whilst carrying out the job related exercises during ergonomic and practical performance testing (see e.g. EN 340 and Annex D) whatever the position of the body parts or the movements are during those exercises. When screens are tested according to 4.3.2.2 until 4.3.2.9 they shall meet the requirements of EN 166. 4.3.2.2 Field of vision The field of vision shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.1 of EN 166:2001. The test shall be executed on the whole ensemble, hood with integrated screen. 4.3.2.3 Spherical, astigmatic and prismatic refractive powers When tested in accordance with 7.1.2.1.2 of EN 166:2001 the visor shall reach optical class 2. 4.3.2.4 Variation in transmittance The variation in transmittance shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.2.2.3.1 of EN 166:2001. 4.3.2.5 Diffusion of light The diffusion of light shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.2.3 of EN 166:2001. 4.3.2.6 Quality of material and surface Quality of material and surface shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.3 of EN 166:2001. 4.3.2.7 Robustness The robustness shall be tested in accordance with 7.1.4.2.2 of EN 166:2001. 4.3.2.8 Resistance against high speed particles Resistance against high speed particles shall be tested in accordance with 7.2.2 of EN 166:2001 with a speed of 120 m/s. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 12 4.3.2.9 Resistance against molten metal and hot solids Resistance against both, molten metal and hot solids shall be tested in accordance with 7.2.3 e) and g) of

EN 166:2001. 4.3.2.10 IR-transmission and transmittance to Vis When tested in accordance with Clause 4 of EN 171:2002, the IR-transmission scale number and the transmittance shall be in the range of 4-2,5 and 4-5. 4.3.2.11 Flammability Flammability shall be tested analogous to 8.5.2 of EN 136:1998. 4.3.2.12 Marking Screens shall be marked in accordance with 9.2 of EN 166:2001. 4.4 Hand protection Hand protection shall meet the requirements of this European Standard as specified in Clauses 6, 7 and 8. The general requirements of EN 420 shall be applied; for dexterity according to 5.2 of EN 420:2003 at least level 1 shall be achieved. The sizes of the gloves shall be designated in accordance with EN 420, except that the minimum length shall be 350 mm. Dimension of cuff measured on the wrist line shall be compatible to the width of jacket (coat, coverall) sleeves end either to be worn over or under the sleeves as specified by the manufacturer. The assessment shall be made with the clothing being worn and used by an appropriately sized wearer. 4.5 Overboots The size of the overboots shall be designated in accordance to the footwear. Overboots shall meet the requirements of Clauses 6, 7 and 8. It shall be designed to be worn over designated footwear providing additional protection in accordance with EN 15090 and EN ISO 20345, and fixed to it by adjustable means. The footwear with which compatibility is claimed shall be identified in the information supplied by the manufacturer. Dimension of shaft measured on the ankle line shall be compatible to the width of trousers (coverall) legs and either to be worn over or under the trouser legs as specified by the manufacturer. The assessment shall be made with the clothing being worn and used by an appropriately sized wearer. 5 Sampling, pre-treatment, ageing 5.1 Sampling Test specimens shall be taken from the material or materials as used in the component assembly. They may also be cut from the original garment, and shall not include construction features, such as seams, closure systems, or hardware except the test described in 6.1 and 7.5. Number and dimensions of the test specimen are given in the standards describing the test methods in Clauses 6, 7 and 8. SIST EN 1486:2007

EN 1486:2007 (E) 13 5.2 Pre-treatment 5.2.1 General Prior to testing, the protective clothing shall be pre-treated. 5.2.2 Cleaning Before each test specified in Clauses 6, 7 and 8.1 the cleaning of the protective clothing shall be in line with the manufacturer’s instructions, on the basis of a standardised procedure. If the number of cleaning cycles is not specified, five cleaning cycles shall be performed. 5.2.3 Mechanical pre-treatment Before executing radiant heat test, metalized materials shall be pre-treated in accordance with Annex A. 5.3 Ageing Performance tests according to Clause 6, 7 and 8.1 shall also be executed after the maximum number of washes indicated by the manufacturer. 6 Thermal requirements 6.1 Limited flame spread 6.1.1 Each individual layer of the component assembly shall meet the following requirements when tested in accordance with EN ISO 15025:2002, procedure A. The component assembly of the outer garment shall be tested by applying the test flame to the surface of the outer material and to the surface of the innermost lining.  No specimen shall give burning to the top or either side edge.  No specimen shall give hole formation.  No specimen shall give flaming or molten debris.  The mean value of after flame time shall be ≤ 2 s.  The mean value of the afterglow time shall be ≤ 2 s. 6.1.2 The test on outer material shall be repeated on three samples including a vertical oriented seam in the centre of the specimen. If the clothing ensemble contains different types of seams each type of seam shall be tested.  Seams shall not open. The test method and requirements according to 6.1 shall also be applied t

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