Protective gloves for firefighters

This standard defines minimum performance requirements and test methods for firefighters' protective gloves.
This standard applies only to firefighters' protective gloves which protect the hands during normal firefighting, including search and rescue.
These gloves are not intended for deliberate handling of liquid chemicals, but provide some protection against accidental contact with chemicals.
Protective gloves for special operations within firefighting service are excluded from the scope of this standard.

Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe

Diese Europäische Norm legt Mindestanforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe fest.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nur für Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe, die die Hände bei normalen Feuerbekämpfungstätigkeiten
einschließlich Bergung und Rettung schützen.
Diese Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe sind nicht für Arbeiten mit flüssigen Chemikalien vorgesehen, sie bieten
einen gewissen Schutz bei versehentlichem Kontakt mit Chemikalien.
Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe für besondere Feuerbekämpfungstätigkeiten sind außerhalb des Anwendungsbereiches
dieser Norm.

Gants de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers

Cette norme spécifie les exigences minimales de performances et les méthodes d'essai requises pour les gants de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers.
Cette norme s'applique uniquement aux gants de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers qui protègent les mains lors de la lutte contre l'incendie, y compris les opérations de recherche et de sauvetage.
Ces gants ne sont pas destinés pour la manipulation volontaire de produits chimiques liquides, mais fournissent quelque protection contre un contact accidentel avec des produits chimiques
Les gants de protection destinés à être utilisés pour des interventions spéciales de lutte contre le feu sont exclus du domaine d'application de cette norme.

Zaščitne rokavice za gasilce

General Information

Status
Published
Publication Date
03-Apr-2008
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
25-Mar-2008
Due Date
30-May-2008
Completion Date
04-Apr-2008

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Effective Date
01-May-2008

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 659:2003+A1:2008
01-maj-2008
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Protective gloves for firefighters
Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe
Gants de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 659:2003+A1:2008
ICS:
13.220.10 Gašenje požara Fire-fighting
13.340.40 Varovanje dlani in rok Hand and arm protection
SIST EN 659:2003+A1:2008 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 659:2003+A1:2008
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 659:2003+A1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
March 2008
ICS 13.340.40 Supersedes EN 659:2003
English Version
Protective gloves for firefighters
Gants de protection pour sapeurs-pompiers Feuerwehrschutzhandschuhe

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 7 February 2003 and includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 5 January 2008.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national

standards 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 translation

under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as the

official 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 STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
Management Centre: rue de Stassart, 36 B-1050 Brussels

© 2008 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 659:2003+A1:2008: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 659:2003+A1:2008 (E)
Contents
Page

Foreword......................................................................................................................................................................3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope ..............................................................................................................................................................4

2 Normative references ....................................................................................................................................4

3 Requirements.................................................................................................................................................5

3.1 General requirements....................................................................................................................................5

3.2 Sizes................................................................................................................................................................5

3.3 Abrasion resistance ......................................................................................................................................5

3.4 Cut resistance ................................................................................................................................................5

3.5 Tear resistance...............................................................................................................................................5

3.6 Puncture resistance ......................................................................................................................................6

3.7 Burning behaviour.........................................................................................................................................6

3.8 Convective heat resistance ..........................................................................................................................6

3.9 Radiant heat resistance ................................................................................................................................6

3.10 Contact heat resistance ................................................................................................................................6

3.11 Heat resistance of the lining material..........................................................................................................6

3.12 Heat shrinkage ...............................................................................................................................................6

3.13 Dexterity..........................................................................................................................................................6

3.14 Seam breaking strength................................................................................................................................6

3.15 Time for the removal of gloves.....................................................................................................................7

3.16 Resistance of glove material to water penetration (optional) ...................................................................7

3.17 Whole glove integrity test .............................................................................................................................7

3.18 Resistance to liquid chemical penetration..................................................................................................7

4 Preconditioning and testing conditions......................................................................................................7

5 Marking ...........................................................................................................................................................8

6 Information supplied by the manufacturer .................................................................................................8

Annex A (informative) Test results - Uncertainty of measurement........................................................................9

Annex ZA (informative) Clauses of this European Standard addressing essential requirements or other

provisions of EU Directives ........................................................................................................................10

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EN 659:2003+A1:2008 (E)
Foreword

This document (EN 659:2003+A1:2008) 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 document shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by

endorsement, at the latest by September 2008 and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by

September 2008.
This document includes Amendment 1, approved by CEN on 2008-01-05.
This document supersedes !EN 659:2003".

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(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document.

Annex A is informative.

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.
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Introduction

Suitable gloves for firefighters can enable the firefighters to work for long periods under hazardous conditions.

However, it is not possible to relate the performance levels achieved in laboratory testing to protection levels under

actual use conditions because the thermal hazards in wet and dry conditions may be very different.

1 Scope

This European Standard defines minimum performance requirements and test methods for firefighters' protective

gloves.

This European Standard applies only to firefighters' protective gloves which protect the hands during normal

firefighting, including search and rescue.

These gloves are not intended for deliberate handling of liquid chemicals, but provide some protection against

accidental contact with chemicals.

Protective gloves for special operations within firefighting service are excluded from the scope of this standard.

2 Normative references

This European Standard incorporates, by dated or undated reference, provisions from other publications. These

normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text and the publications are listed hereafter. For

dated references, subsequent amendments or revisions of any of these publications apply to this European

Standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or revision. For undated references the latest edition of the

publication referred to applies (including amendments).
!deleted text"

EN 367, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and fire — Method of determining heat transmission on

exposure to flames
!deleted text"
EN 388, Protective gloves against mechanical risks
EN 407, Protective gloves against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)
!EN 420:2003, Protective gloves — General requirements and test methods"

EN 702, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and flame — Test method: Determination of the contact heat

transmission through protective clothing or its materials

EN 20811, Textile — Determination of resistance to water penetration — Hydrostatic pressure test

!EN ISO 6530, Protective clothing — Protection against liquid chemicals — Test method for resistance of

materials to penetration by liquids (ISO 6530:2005)"

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 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)

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!EN ISO 20344:2004, Personal protective equipment — Test methods for footwear (ISO 20344:2004)"

ISO 15383, Pr
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