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 61482-22009

IEC 61482-2

IEC Standard covering Protective Clothing against thermal arc hazards of an electric arc. This standard also covers various aspects of the garment design.

IEC 61482-22009

EN 61482-1-1

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).

IEC 61482-22009

EN 61482-1-2

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)


EN 1149-5

Protective Clothing – Anti-Static properties – Part 5: Material performance and design requirements

EN ISO 11612-2008

EN 407

Protective Gloves – Gloves to protect against thermal risks (heat and/or fire)

EN ISO 11612-2008

EN ISO 11612

Protective Clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame

EN ISO 11612-2008

EN ISO 14116

Protective Clothing – Protection against heat and flame – Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing

EN 13034

EN 13034

Protective Clothing against liquid chemicals

EN ISO 11611 2007

EN ISO 11611

Protective Clothing for use in welding and allied processes


EN 471EN ISO 20471

High visibility warning clothing for professional use


EN 343

Protective clothing – Protection against rain

EN 14058

EN 14058

Clothing designed to be used at temperatures down to -5 C and able to protect against the local cooling


EN 388

Protective gloves against mechanical risks

EN 340 2003

EN 340

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.

CE Marking


A notified body has type examined the garment in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment
Directive 89/686/EEC