Protective clothing for firefighters - Performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescue

This European Standard specifies minimum levels of performance requirements for protective clothing to be worn by firefighters during technical rescue operations.This European Standard covers the general clothing design, the minimum performance levels of the materials used, the methods of test to be used to determine these performance levels, and marking and information supplied by the manufacturer. The required performance levels may be achieved by the use of one or more garments. The levels of thermal and other protection specified by this standard may not be sufficient to provide the type and levels of protection required for certain risks encountered fighting fires in buildings and other structures, rescue from fire in buildings and other structures, dealing with hazardous chemicals etc. This European Standard does not cover protection for the head, hands and feet or protection against other hazards e.g. biological, radiological and electrical hazards. These aspects may be covered in other European Standards.

Schutzkleidung für Feuerwehrleute - Leistungsanforderungen für Schutzkleidung bei Rettungseinsätzen

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Mindestanforderungen an Kleidung für die technische Rettung fest.
Technische Rettung beinhaltet Arbeiten in den Umgebungen und unter den Bedingungen von Einsatzszenarien, die z. B. Straßenverkehrsunfälle oder Arbeiten in und in der Umgebung eingestürzter Bauwerke umfassen, jedoch nicht auf diese beschränkt sind. Arbeiten in und in der Umgebung eingestürzter Bauwerke nach Naturkatastrophen (Erdbeben, Erdrutsche usw.) dauern häufig über einen längeren Zeitraum an. Bei solchen Rettungseinsätzen ist Schutzkleidung erforderlich, die einerseits gegen mechanische Risiken sowie begrenzte Hitze- und Feuereinwirkung schützt und andererseits auffällig und gut erkennbar ist.
ANMERKUNG   Zu den Arbeiten bei solchen Rettungseinsätzen zählen unter Umständen körperlich schwere Arbeiten sowie Arbeiten in engen Räumen. An öffentlichen Orten könnte eine deutliche Erkennbarkeit erforderlich sein.
Diese Europäische Norm behandelt die allgemeine Konstruktion der Kleidung, die Mindestleistungsstufen des verwendeten Materials, die zum Festlegen der Leistungsstufen einzusetzenden Prüfverfahren sowie die Kennzeichnungen und Informationen, die vom Hersteller bereitzustellen sind.
Diese Norm gilt nicht für Kleidung, die zum Schutz bei der Brandbekämpfung, der Brandbekämpfung im freien Gelände oder der Rettung von Personen aus dem Gefahrenbereich von Bränden, beim Umgang mit gefährlichen Chemikalien, bei Arbeiten mit Kettensägen sowie bei der Wasser- und Luftrettung angelegt wird, sofern diese Kleidung nicht mit zusätzlicher persönlicher Schutzausrüstung kombiniert und entsprechend geprüft wird.
Diese Europäische Norm behandelt nicht den Schutz von Kopf, Händen und Füßen sowie den Schutz vor anderen, wie z. B. chemischen, radiologischen und elektrischen, Gefährdungen. Diese Aspekte werden durch andere Europäische Normen behandelt.

Vêtements de protection pour les sapeurs-pompiers - Exigences de performances pour les vêtements de protection des interventions de secours techniques

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences minimales applicables à l'habillement de secours techniques.
Les interventions de secours techniques concernent les scénarios d'intervention dans des environnements et des conditions tels que, sans toutefois s'y limiter, ceux rencontrés lors d'accidents de la circulation et dans le cadre des actions menées à l'intérieur et aux abords de structures effondrées, souvent pour des périodes prolongées, après des catastrophes naturelles (tremblements de terre, glissements de terrain, etc.), où la conspicuité ainsi que la protection contre les risques mécaniques et une chaleur et une flamme limitées sont nécessaires.
NOTE   Ces interventions peuvent impliquer des charges de travail lourdes ainsi que des opérations en milieu confiné et nécessiter une conspicuité au sein d'espaces publics.
La présente Norme européenne traite de la conception générale de l'habillement, des niveaux de performance minimums du matériau utilisé, des méthodes d'essai servant à déterminer ces niveaux de performance, du marquage et de la notice d'information fournie par le fabricant.
À moins qu'ils ne soient associés à d'autres EPI spécialisés et soumis à essai en conséquence, la présente norme ne s'applique pas à l'habillement assurant une protection contre les risques rencontrés lors des interventions de lutte contre les incendies, des interventions de lutte contre les incendies de forêts, des interventions d'évacuation, des interventions liées à des produits chimiques dangereux, des interventions de secours mettant en oeuvre des scies à chaîne et des opérations impliquant de l'eau et des cordages.
La présente Norme européenne ne traite pas des protections de la tête, des mains et des pieds, ni des protections contre d'autres dangers (par exemple, chimiques, radiologiques et électriques). Ces aspects sont traités dans d'autres Normes européennes.

Zaščitna obleka za gasilce - Zahtevane lastnosti za varovalno oblačilo za tehnično reševanje

Ta evropski standard določa minimalne ravni zahtevanih lastnosti za varovalno oblačilo, ki jo nosijo gasilci med operacijami tehničnega reševanja. Ta evropski standard zajema splošno zasnovo oblačil, minimalne ravni lastnosti uporabljenih materialov, preskusne metode, ki jih je treba uporabljati za določanje teh ravni lastnosti, ter označevanje in informacije, ki jih predloži proizvajalec. Ravni zahtevanih lastnosti se lahko doseže z uporabo enega ali več oblačil. Ravni za toplotno in drugo zaščito, ki jih določa ta standard, morda ne zagotavljajo zadostne vrste in ravni zaščite, ki je potrebna za določena tveganja pri gašenju požarov v stavbah in drugih strukturah, reševanju pred požarom v stavbah in drugih strukturah, ravnanju z nevarnimi kemikalijami itd. Ta evropski standard ne zajema zaščite za glavo, roke in stopala ali zaščite pred drugimi nevarnostmi, npr. biološkimi, radiološkimi in električnimi. Ti vidiki so lahko obravnavani v drugih evropskih standardih.

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16-May-2017
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20-Apr-2017
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Protective clothing for firefighters æ Performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescueVêtements de protection pour les sapeursæpompiers æ Exigences de performances pour les vêtements de protection des interventions de secours techniques

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EN 16689:2017 (E) 2 Contents Page European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5 1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6 2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6 3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 7 4 General clothing design ............................................................................................................................. 10 4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 4.2 Size designation ............................................................................................................................................ 10 4.3 Type of clothing ............................................................................................................................................ 11 4.4 Interface Areas .............................................................................................................................................. 11 4.5 Pockets ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 4.6 Padding ............................................................................................................................................................ 11 4.7 Closures ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 4.8 Hardware ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 4.9 Collar ................................................................................................................................................................. 12 4.10 Integrated personal protective equipment ........................................................................................ 12 5 Sampling and pre-treatment .................................................................................................................... 12 5.1 Sampling .......................................................................................................................................................... 12 5.2 Pre-treatment ................................................................................................................................................ 12 5.2.1 Cleaning ........................................................................................................................................................... 12 5.2.2 Ageing ............................................................................................................................................................... 12 5.2.3 Conditioning ................................................................................................................................................... 13 6 Thermal requirements ............................................................................................................................... 13 6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 13 6.2 Limited flame spread .................................................................................................................................. 13 6.3 Heat transfer – radiation ........................................................................................................................... 14 6.4 Contact heat .................................................................................................................................................... 14 7 Mechanical and other requirements ..................................................................................................... 14 7.1 Tensile strength ............................................................................................................................................ 14 7.2 Tear strength ................................................................................................................................................. 14 7.3 Abrasion resistance ..................................................................................................................................... 14 7.4 Surface wetting (Optional) ....................................................................................................................... 14 7.5 Electrostatic properties (optional) ........................................................................................................ 14 7.6 Dimensional change .................................................................................................................................... 14 7.7 Water vapour resistance ........................................................................................................................... 15 7.8 Resistance to Penetration by Blood Borne Pathogens ................................................................... 15 7.8.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15 7.8.2 Viral Penetration Resistance ................................................................................................................... 15 7.9 Visibility........................................................................................................................................................... 15 7.10 Burst strength ................................................................................................................................................ 16 8 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 17 9 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 17 Annex A (normative)

Uncertainty of measurement ..................................................................................... 19 SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 3 Annex B (normative)

Determination of property values ............................................................................ 20 Annex C (informative)

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

Checking of basic ergonomic features of protective clothing ...................... 22 D.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 22 D.2 Ergonomic assessment questions ........................................................................................................... 22 D.3 Grounds for concluding that a product is unacceptable ................................................................. 24 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC aimed to be covered ............................................... 25

SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 4 European foreword This document (EN 16689:2017) 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 October 2017, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by October 2017. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. 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. 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, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 5 Introduction The purpose of this European Standard is to provide minimum performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescues. During an incident, hazards other than those against which the clothing to this European Standard is intended to protect may be encountered e.g. chemical, biological, radiological and electrical. If the risk assessment identifies that exposure to such hazards is likely, protection by more appropriate personal protective equipment may be required, either instead of or in addition to the protective clothing in this European Standard. For adequate overall protection against the risks to which wearers are likely to be exposed, additional personal protective equipment to protect the head, face, hands and feet should also be worn, along with appropriate respiratory protection where necessary. The specified controlled laboratory tests used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this European Standard do not replicate the situations to which wearers may be exposed. Nothing in this European Standard is intended to restrict any jurisdiction, purchaser or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements. SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 6 1 Scope This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for technical rescue clothing. Technical rescues involves work associated with the environments, and conditions associated with operational scenarios such as but not limited to those found during road traffic collisions and when working in and around collapsed structures often for extended periods of time after natural disasters (earthquake, landslides, etc.) where protection against mechanical risks, limited heat and flame and conspicuity is needed. NOTE This could involve heavy workloads, working in confined spaces and require conspicuity in public places. This European Standard covers the general clothing design, the minimum performance levels of the material used, the methods of test to be used to determine these performance levels, and marking and information supplied by the manufacturer. Unless combined with other specialized PPE and tested accordingly this standard is not applicable to clothing used to protect against risks encountered in fighting fires, wildland fires or rescue from fire, dealing with hazardous chemicals, working with chainsaws and water and rope rescue. This European Standard does not cover protection for the head, hands and feet or protection against other hazards e.g. chemical, radiological and electrical hazards. These aspects are covered in other European Standards. 2 Normative references The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 1149-5, Protective clothing — Electrostatic properties — Part 5: Material performance and design requirements EN ISO 1421, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tensile strength and elongation at break (ISO 1421) EN ISO 4674-1, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tear resistance — Part 1: Constant rate of tear methods (ISO 4674-1) EN ISO 4920, Textile fabrics — Determination of resistance to surface wetting (spray test) (ISO 4920) EN ISO 5077, Textiles — Determination of dimensional change in washing and drying (ISO 5077) 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) EN ISO 11092, Textiles — Physiological effects — Measurement of thermal and water-vapour resistance under steady-state conditions (sweating guarded-hotplate test) (ISO 11092) EN ISO 12127-1, Clothing for protection against heat and flame — Determination of contact heat transmission through protective clothing or constituent materials — Part 1: Contact heat produced by heating cylinder (ISO 12127-1) EN ISO 12947-2, Textiles — Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method — Part 2: Determination of specimen breakdown (ISO 12947-2) SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 7 EN ISO 13688, Protective clothing — General requirements (ISO 13688) 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) 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) 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) EN ISO 13938-1, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-1) EN ISO 13938-2, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 2: Pneumatic method for determination of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-2) EN ISO 14116:2015, Protective clothing — Protection against flame — Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing (ISO 14116:2015) EN ISO 15025, Protective clothing — Protection against flame — Method of test for limited flame spread (ISO 15025) EN ISO 20471:2013, High visibility clothing — Test methods and requirements (ISO 20471:2013, Corrected version 2013-06-01) ISO 16604, Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids — Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood-borne pathogens — Test method using Phi-X 174 bacteriophage ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 8 3.1 ageing changing of the product performance over time during use or storage, caused by a combination of several factors, such as: — cleaning, maintenance or disinfecting processes: — exposure to visible and/or ultraviolet 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 anti-wicking barrier material used to prevent the transfer of liquid from outside the garment to inside the garment, usually in addition to or replacing part of the moisture barrier at the edge(s) 3.3 clothing assembly series of garments arranged in the order as worn, which may contain multilayer materials, material combinations or a series of separate garments in single or multiple layers 3.4 cleaning process by which a PPE is made again serviceable and/or hygienically wearable by removing any dirt or contamination Note 1 to entry: A cleaning cycle is typically a washing plus drying or a dry cleaning treatment followed, if required, by ironing or finishing. 3.5 closure system method of fastening openings in the garment including combinations of more than one method of achieving a secure closure Note 1 to entry: This term does not cover seams. 3.6 component assembly combination of all materials of a multi-layer garment presented exactly as the finished garment construction SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 9 3.7 conditioning keeping samples under standard conditions of temperature and relative humidity for a minimum period of time 3.8 emergency responder’s protective clothing specific garment providing protection against mechanical risks, limited heat and flame for the emergency responder’s torso, neck, arms, and legs, but excluding the head, hands, and feet 3.9 garment single item of clothing which may consist of single or multiple layers 3.10 hardware non-fabric items used in protective clothing including those made of metal or plastic EXAMPLE Fasteners, rank markings, buttons, zippers, embroideries, braces. 3.11 interface area area where individual items meet or overlap 3.12 innermost lining lining on the innermost face of a component assembly which is intended to be nearest to the wearer’s skin Note 1 to entry: Where the innermost lining forms part of a material combination, the material combination need to be regarded as the innermost lining. 3.13 material substance excluding hardware and labels, of which an item of clothing is made 3.14 moisture barrier fabric or membrane used in a component assembly to achieve the properties of hydrostatic pressure and water vapour permeability Note 1 to entry: Moisture barriers might not prevent the passage of some chemical, biological or radiological agents and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) should be provided to protect the wearer in such incidents. 3.15 multilayer material material consisting of different layers intimately combined prior to the garment manufacturing stage, e.g. by weaving, quilting, coating or gluing 3.16 outer garment outermost garment of the clothing that will be exposed to the hazard(s) SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 10 3.17 outer material outermost material of which the outermost garment of a clothing assembly is made 3.18 pre-treatment standard way of preparing the samples before testing that 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 3.19 seam permanent fastening between two or more pieces of material 3.20 structural seam seam which holds the outer garment together and which if broken would expose the under layers of the garment and reduce protection 3.21 torso trunk of the human body, i.e. without arms, neck, legs and head 3.22 wristlet elastic part of the sleeves or legs that covers the wrist or leg tightly 4 General clothing design 4.1 General Protective clothing for technical rescue shall be designed to provide protection to the torso, neck, arms to the wrists, and legs to the ankles during search and rescue activities in non-fire conditions. However a certain level of fire protection is needed against sudden ignition of fires. The protective clothing shall be made of materials that are resistant against such incidental ignited fires. It shall provide protection to the wearer against climatic conditions, rough surfaces and has requirements for mechanical strength and conspicuity. In addition, limited heat and flame protection is required against accidental exposure to flames, sparks, etc. Clothing shall not restrict the wearer in any movements expected to be made during a technical rescue operation. Where more than one garment is needed to meet the requirements of this European Standard, each garment shall be labelled to ensure that the correct combination is used. General requirements shall be in accordance with EN ISO 13688 and with the specific requirements content in this standard. NOTE For further information on ergonomic features see Annex D. 4.2 Size designation Size designations shall be in accordance with EN ISO 13688. SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 11 4.3 Type of clothing The levels of performance specified in this European Standard may be achieved by the use of a garment or a clothing assembly which may contain multilayer materials, component assemblies, or a series of separate garments. 4.4 Interface Areas Where protection to the requirements of this European Standard is provided by an outer two piece suit, it shall be determined that, when correctly sized for the wearer, an overlap between the jacket and trousers remains when one standing wearer firstly fully extends both arms above the head and then bends over until the fingertips touch the ground. In addition the wrists, lower arms and ankles shall also remain covered. This shall also apply to one piece suits. 4.5 Pockets All external pockets shall have a closure system that enables complete closure of the pocket. Where garments are constructed with pockets, the pockets shall be constructed to the following design: a) pockets with external openings shall be made of material(s) conforming to 6.2. b) all flaps shall be stitched down or capable of fastening the pocket closed. They shall be 20 mm wider than the opening (10 mm on each side) to prevent the flap from being tucked into the pocket. Conformity shall be checked by visual inspection and physical measurement. 4.6 Padding Padding, if fitted, shall be either permanently fixed to the garment or retained securely either inside the garment in internal pockets or outside the garment with the opening of the pockets containing the padding at the bottom of the pocket, completely secured e.g. by hook and pile fastener.

Padding may be provided to the knee, elbow and shoulder areas. Conformity shall be checked by inspection. 4.7 Closures Closures shall be designed with a protective cover flap on the outside of the garment. If buttons are used the maximum distance between buttonholes shall be 150 mm. If zippers are used, the slide fastener shall be designed to lock when completely closed. Cuffs may be provided with closures to reduce their width. The closure and any fold which it creates shall be on the underside of the cuff. The sleeves of jackets and coveralls and the lower leg regions of trousers, coveralls and bib + brace shall not have turn-ups. They may have side slits which shall have a means of closure and the slit and closure shall be covered. Conformity shall be checked by inspection and measurement. 4.8 Hardware Hardware penetrating the outer material of a garment or clothing assembly shall not be exposed to the innermost surface of the garment or the clothing assembly. Protective clothing shall be designed to ensure that the hardware shall not have sharp edges, roughness or projections which are likely to cause injury to the wearer’ Conformity shall be checked by inspection. SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 12 4.9 Collar The collar of the garments shall be designed to remain in the vertical position when closed around the neck but also be capable of being easily opened as required by the wearer. Conformity shall be checked by inspection. 4.10 Integrated personal protective equipment The requirements shall be fulfilled even when the garments incorporate other types of PPE recommended by the manufacturer (e.g. against falls from a height) or other devices. If interface areas are provided to incorporate other types of PPE these shall not decrease the protection level achieved by the clothing assembly and the incorporated PPE. Verification of the fulfilment of this requirement shall be made by tests with all elements. 5 Sampling and pre-treatment 5.1 Sampling The number of samples and the size of the specimens of garment materials or garments presented to the different test methods shall be in accordance with the respective test standards specified in the requirements. Samples shall be representative of the component assembly or clothing assembly, exactly as used in the finished garment or garments. Samples for testing shall either be taken from the original garment or cut from the material or materials as used in the component assembly. When using the finished garments for samples, the samples shall be taken from evenly distributed areas through all the clothing so that all parts are tested. In case of different materials all materials shall be tested, the lowest value shall be taken. 5.2 Pre-treatment 5.2.1 Cleaning All samples for testing in Clause 6 and 7 shall be pre-treated by cleaning. Tests specified in 6.2 and 6.3, shall be carried out before (as received) and after pre-treatment by cleaning. Test in 7.6 shall be carried out after only 5 cleaning cycles according to manufacturer’s instructions. The cleaning shall be in line with the manufacturer’s instructions on the basis of standardized processes. If the number of cleaning cycles is not specified, the tests shall be carried out – in case of laundering after 5 laundering cycles (one laundering cycle consisting of one washing and one drying), or – in case of dry cleaning after 5 cycles of dry cleaning. This shall be reflected in the information supplied by the manufacturer. If the manufacturer’s instructions indicate that both cleaning methods are allowed, the test specimen shall undergo the laundering procedure only. NOTE Manufacturer’s instructions typically indicate one or several of the various methods and processes of EN ISO 6330, EN ISO 15797, EN ISO 3175-2 or equivalent as standardized processes for cleaning. 5.2.2 Ageing In the case that the garment should be submitted to some treatment to maintain its limited flame spread property the manufacturer shall indicate the maximum number of cleaning cycles that can be SIST EN 16689:2017

EN 16689:2017 (E) 13 carried out before applying the treatment. Limited flame spread testing shall be carried out after the last cleaning cycle as specified by the manufacturer. 5.2.3 Conditioning Specimens shall be conditioned for at least 24 h in an atmosphere having a temperature of (20 ± 2) °C and a relative humidity of (65 ± 5) %. Testing shall be carried out within 5 min after removal from this atmosphere. 6 Thermal requirements 6.1 General For 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 Annex A and Annex B shall be applied. 6.2 Limited flame spread 6.2.1 All materials and seams shall be tested according to EN ISO 15025, procedure A. Materials shall achieve flame spread index 3 of EN ISO 14116:2015. Results shall be evaluated when the specimens are

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