Countries within the European Union conform to a series of standards carrying the prefix EN and these standards are developed and published by the European Committee CEN/TC162. This committee is responsible for determining performance criteria under which all products designed by FlamePro are manufactured. For fire protection these standards include:

  • EN 469:2005/AC2006 Level 2; EN 1486:1996 Protective clothing for fire fighters
  • EN 15614:2007 Protective clothing for fire fighters - wildland clothing
  • EN ISO:2008 Protective clothing for workers exposed to heat
  • EN 471:2003+A1:2007 High-Visibility warning clothing for professional use
  • EN 343:2003 Protective clothing and protection against rain
  • EN 470-1:1995 Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes
  • EN 340:2004 & EN ISO 11611:2007 Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes
  • EN ISO 11612:2008 Protective clothing; protection against heat & flame
  • EN ISO 14116:2008 Protective clothing; protection against heat and flame; limited flame spread materials; material assemblies and clothing

For other areas internationally – in addition to European Standards, there is the International Standards Organisation (ISO) which publishes the following standards relating to fire fighting:

  • ISO 11613:1999 Protective clothing for fire fighters; Laboratory test methods and performance requirements
  • ISO 15384:2003 Protective clothing for fire fighters; Laboratory test methods and performance requirements for Wildland ISO 15384:2003

For North America there is the National Fire Protection Agency. All these organizations can be contacted by following the links in this text.

Gloves

  • EN659:2004+A1:2008 Protective gloves for fire-fighters have to meet the requirements of European standard
  • EN659 - Covers the requirements of several standards
  • EN 388 – Gloves for protection against mechanical risks
  • EN 407 – Gloves for protection against heat risks
  • EN 420 – Protective gloves and general requirements

Fire-fighting gloves have to meet the highest standards in comparison with other protective gloves- Holik gloves are tested and certified by ITC Zlin.

  • EN 659:2004+A1:2008 standard overview