European EN Standards

Testing in accordance with EU standards ensures that our protective clothing meets the requirements for cold protection and security. The level of protection of the clothing system is always dependent on the ambient temperature and physical activity. Forklift drivers move less, for example, and therefore need a higher insulation performance.

DIN EN 342 Standard

DIN EN 342
Protective Clothing against Cold

In order to be certified to this standard, clothing must protect the body for a certain period at temperatures below -5° C. This is achieved by the clothing building an insulating air layer. When testing the heat insulation and air permeability of the entire clothing system (parka or jacket with trousers or overalls), including undergarments and head, hand and foot wear are tested.

DIN EN 343 Standard

DIN EN 343
Protective Clothing against Rain

Protective clothing that is certified according to the European standard EN 343 protects against the effects of snow, rain, soil moisture and ambient cold below -5° C. The outer material and the seams are tested for water tightness and permeability of water vapor. As waterproof grade 2, a garment shall protect from a water column of 800 mm up. From a water column of 1.300 mm upwards a garment is considered waterproof grade 3.

DIN EN 511 Standard

DIN EN 511
Gloves against Cold

Gloves that have been designed specifically to shelter from cold can be certified to this standard, if they meet the requirements. It tests whether the gloves ward against penetrating cold (convective cold) and contact cold, where the protective effect depends on humidity, wind speed, exercise intensity and personal health. If the glove is wet, it loses the insulating performance.

DIN EN ISO 20471 Standard

DIN EN ISO 20471
High Visibility Warning Garments

The new EU standard ISO 20471 replaces the standard EN 471. High visibility clothing with fluorescent colors and reflective strips emphasize the recognition of the human form, thereby increasing the visibility while working and helping to avoid accidents.

DIN EN 345 Standard

DIN EN 345
Safety Shoes

Work shoes require certain features to be certified as safety shoes. They must be equipped for example with toe caps and have profiled soles, which are resistant to fuel and have antistatic properties. By footwear safety class 2, a closed heel and water resistance is also required.