Protective clothing for firefighters - Laboratory test methods and performance requirements for wildland clothing

This European Standard specifies methods of test and minimum performance requirements for protective clothing, designed to protect the wearer's body, except the head, hands and feet, to be worn in wildland firefighting and associated activities. This clothing is not intended to provide protection during fire entrapment. This European Standard covers the general design of the garment, the minimum level of performance for the materials employed and the methods of test to determine these levels.
This European Standard is not applicable to clothing for use in risk situations encountered in structural firefighting (EN 469 and ISO 11613) or where a high level of infrared radiation is expected (EN 1486), nor does this European Standard cover clothing to protect against chemical, biological, electrical or radiation hazards.

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Withdrawn
Publication Date
12-Sep-2007
Withdrawal Date
17-Jun-2020
Current Stage
9900 - Withdrawal (Adopted Project)
Start Date
18-Jun-2020
Due Date
11-Jul-2020
Completion Date
18-Jun-2020

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.DKWHYDQHSchutzkleidung für die Feuerwehr - Laborprüfverfahren und Leistungsanforderungen für Schutzkleidung für die Brandbekämpfung im freien GeländeVetements de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers - Méthodes d'essai de laboratoire et exigences de performance pour vetements portés pendant la lutte contre les feux d'espaces naturelsProtective clothing for firefighters - Laboratory test methods and performance requirements for wildland clothing13.340.10Varovalna oblekaProtective clothing13.220.10Gašenje požaraFire-fightingICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 15614:2007SIST EN 15614:2007en,fr,de01-november-2007SIST EN 15614:2007SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 15614:2007

EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 15614June 2007ICS 13.340.10 English VersionProtective clothing for firefighters - Laboratory test methods andperformance requirements for wildland clothingVêtements de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers -Méthodes d'essai de laboratoire et exigences deperformance pour vêtements portés pendant la lutte contreles feux d'espaces naturelsSchutzkleidung für die Feuerwehr - Laborprüfverfahren undLeistungsanforderungen für Schutzkleidung für dieBrandbekämpfung im freien GeländeThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 10 May 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 15614:2007: ESIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................4 Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................5 1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................6 2 Normative references............................................................................................................................6 3 Terms and definitions...........................................................................................................................6 4 Clothing design......................................................................................................................................9 4.1 General....................................................................................................................................................9 4.2 Collar.......................................................................................................................................................9 4.3 Coverall or suit.......................................................................................................................................9 4.4 Pockets...................................................................................................................................................9 4.5 Hardware...............................................................................................................................................10 4.6 Sleeves..................................................................................................................................................10 4.7 Trousers................................................................................................................................................10 5 Sampling and pre-treatment...............................................................................................................10 5.1 Sampling...............................................................................................................................................10 5.2 Number and size of specimen............................................................................................................10 5.3 Pre-treatment........................................................................................................................................10 5.3.1 General..................................................................................................................................................10 5.3.2 Cleaning................................................................................................................................................10 5.3.3 Ageing...................................................................................................................................................11 5.4 Conditioning.........................................................................................................................................11 5.5 Exposure surface.................................................................................................................................11 6 Thermal requirements.........................................................................................................................11 6.1 General..................................................................................................................................................11 6.2 Flame spread........................................................................................................................................11 6.2.1 General..................................................................................................................................................11 6.2.2 Testing in accordance with EN ISO 15025:2002, Procedure A (Code letter A1)...........................11 6.2.3 Testing in accordance with EN ISO 15025:2002, Procedure B (Code letter A2)...........................12 6.3 Heat transfer (radiation)......................................................................................................................12 6.4 Heat resistance....................................................................................................................................12 6.5 Heat resistance of the sewing thread................................................................................................13 7 Mechanical requirements....................................................................................................................13 7.1 Tensile strength...................................................................................................................................13 7.2 Tear strength........................................................................................................................................13 7.3 Main seam strength.............................................................................................................................13 8 Ergonomic and comfort requirements..............................................................................................13 8.1 Thermal resistance..............................................................................................................................13 8.2 Water vapour resistance.....................................................................................................................13 9 General requirements..........................................................................................................................14 9.1 Dimensional change after washing and/or dry cleaning.................................................................14 9.2 Retroreflective and/or fluorescent performance..............................................................................14 10 Marking.................................................................................................................................................14 11 Information supplied by the manufacturer.......................................................................................15 Annex A (informative)

Uncertainty of measurement.....................................................................................16 SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 3 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC.......................................................................................17 Bibliography......................................................................................................................................................18

SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 4 Foreword This document (EN 15614:2007) 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 December 2007, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2007. 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 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 5 Introduction The purpose of this European Standard is to provide minimum performance requirements for protective clothing designed for use for extended periods during wildland firefighting and associated activities. Wildland firefighting involves work primarily in summer temperatures, for many hours during which the firefighter may develop high levels of metabolic heat. Consequently the protective clothing should be light, flexible and commensurate with the risks to which the firefighter may be exposed in order to be effective without introducing heat stress to the wearer. Accordingly a risk assessment should be undertaken to determine if the clothing covered by this European Standard is suitable for its intended use and the expected exposure. This European Standard does not cover clothing for use in situations where clothing complying with EN 469 is more suitable, nor does this European Standard cover clothing to protect against chemical, biological or radiation hazards. The risk assessment should include what additional personal protective equipment is necessary for head, hands and feet. In some situations respiratory protection may be required. Firefighters should be trained in the selection, use, care and maintenance of the protective clothing covered by this European Standard, including an understanding of its limitation. Nothing in this European Standard is intended to restrict any jurisdiction, purchaser or manufacturer from exceeding the minimum requirements in this standard. A list of standards related to EN 15614 is given in the Bibliography. SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 6 1 Scope This European Standard specifies methods of test and minimum performance requirements for protective clothing, designed to protect the wearer's body, except the head, hands and feet, to be worn in wildland firefighting and associated activities. This clothing is not intended to provide protection during fire entrapment. This European Standard covers the general design of the clothing, the minimum level of performance for the materials employed and the methods of test to determine these levels. This European Standard is not applicable to clothing for use in situations encountered in structural firefighting (EN 469 and ISO 11613) or where a high level of infrared radiation is expected (EN 1486), nor does this European Standard cover clothing to protect against chemical, biological, electrical or radiation hazards. 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 340:2003, Protective clothing — General requirements EN 471:2003, High-visibility warning clothing for professional use — Test methods and requirements EN 25077, Textiles — Determination of dimensional change in washing and drying (ISO 5077:1984) EN 31092, Textiles — Determination of physiological properties — Measurement of thermal and water–vapour resistance under steady–state conditions (sweating guarded – hotplate test) (ISO 11092:1993) EN ISO 139, Textiles — Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing (ISO 139:2005) EN ISO 3146, Plastics — Determination of melting behaviour (melting temperature or melting range) of semi-crystalline polymers by capillary tube and polarizing-microscope methods (ISO 3146:2000) EN ISO 6942:2002, 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 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 13937-2, Textiles — Tear properties of fabrics — Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens (Single tear method) (ISO 13937-2-2000) EN ISO 15025:2002, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and flame — Method of test for limited flame spread (ISO 15025:2000) ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven CIE 54.2, Retroreflection — Definition and measurement 3 Terms and definitions For the purpose of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 7 3.1 ageing change 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.

NOTE A cleaning cycle is typically a washing plus drying or a dry cleaning treatment followed, if required, by ironing or other finishing 3.3 cleaning cycle wash and a drying cycle or dry cleaning cycle 3.4 closure system method of fastening the openings in the garment including combinations of more than one method of achieving a secure closure, for example a slide fastener covered by an overlap fastened down with a touch and close fastener NOTE This term does not cover seams. 3.5 component assembly combination of all materials of a multi-layer garment presented exactly as the finished garment construction 3.6 conditioning keeping the samples under standard conditions of temperature and relative humidity for a minimum period of time 3.7 protective coverall one piece garment that completely covers the wearer’s torso, arms and legs. Clothing which covers or replaces personal clothing and which is designed to provide protection for the firefighter’s upper and lower torso, neck, arms and legs, but excluding the head, eyes, hands and feet SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 8 3.8 protective garment individual item of protective clothing the wearing of which provides protection against specified hazards to the part of the body that it covers EXAMPLE Coat or shirt, trouser, or coverall. 3.9 hardware non-fabric items used in protective clothing including those made of metal or plastic EXAMPLE Fasteners, rank marking, buttons etc. 3.10 innermost lining lining of the innermost face of a component assembly closest to the wearer’s skin NOTE Where the innermost lining forms a part of a material combination, the material combination is to be regarded as the innermost lining. 3.11 interlining layer between the outermost layer and the innermost lining in a multilayer garment 3.12 main seam seam which is necessary to maintain the integrity of the garment 3.13 material combination material produced from a series of separate layers, intimately combined prior to the garment manufacturing stage EXAMPLE Quilted material. 3.14 outer material outermost material of which the protective clothing is made 3.15 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 3.16 seam method of permanent fastening between two or more pieces of material 3.17 protective suit upper and lower garment worn together that completely covers the wearer’s torso, arms and legs and their neck, ankles and wrists 3.18 wildland fire fighting suppression action involving a fire in vegetative fuels such as forest, crops, plantations, grass or farmland SIST EN 15614:2007

EN 15614:2007 (E) 9 4 Clothing design 4.1 General Protective clothing for firefighters capable of satisfying the levels of performance specified in this European Standard shall protect the wearer's body, except the head, hands and feet. It may be comprised of:  a coverall,  a suit provided with an interface area, or  a number of inner and/or outer garments designed to be worn together. Clothing shall not restrict the wearer in any of the movements expected to be made during

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