ARC FLASH CERTIFICATION SYMBOLS
The following symbols are those that occur in our range of PC and PPE. If you purchase or use Arc Flash Clothing it is extremely important that you understand what the various symbols mean. We can assist you with any questions that you may have regarding Arc Flash and the relevant standard, we can also advise you on the most suitable garments for your particular working environment.
IEC Standard covering Protective Clothing against thermal arc hazards of an electric arc. This standard also covers various aspects of the garment design.
Open Arc Test method. Determines the ATPV level of the garment. The Arc Rating is expressed in cal/cm2 (or small calories of heat energy per square centimetre).
Box Test method.
Determines the Class Rating of the garment
Class 1 – Protection against electric arc 4kA (168 kJ)
Class 2 -Protection against electric arc 7kA (320 kJ)
Protective Clothing – Anti-Static properties – Part 5: Material performance and design requirements
Protective Gloves – Gloves to protect against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)
EN ISO 11612
Protective Clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame
EN ISO 14116
Protective Clothing – Protection against heat and flame – Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing
Protective Clothing against liquid chemicals
EN ISO 11611
Protective Clothing for use in welding and allied processes
EN 471EN ISO 20471
High visibility warning clothing for professional use
Protective clothing – Protection against rain
Clothing designed to be used at temperatures down to -5 C and able to protect against the local cooling
Protective gloves against mechanical risks
This standard is intended to be used in conjunction with other more specific standards. It includes basic health and ergonomic requirements, as well as innocuousness, design and comfort.
A notified body has type examined the garment in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment