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 THE CE MARK INDICATES CONFORMITY WITH THE ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC).



HELLY HANSEN WORKWEAR PPE PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED AND TESTED TO THE STANDARDS WHICH SUPPORT THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC), AND IS THEREFORE MARKED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CE MARKING REGULATIONS.



HELLY HANSEN’S WORKWEAR IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AGAINST ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES WHEN WORKING UNDER CONDITIONS INVOLVING COLD, HEAT, FLAME, RAIN AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.



THE CE MARK REFERS TO THE SAFETY OF THE PRODUCT. EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) IS THE LAWS OF THE EUROPEAN MEMBER STATES RELATING TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE). EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) DEFINES THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE WHICH MUST BE FULFILLED BY PPE TO ENSURE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.



THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) CLASSIFIES PPE IN THREE CATEGORIES:



Category 1 covers the lowest level of PPE. The user is assumed to assess the needs for protection himself, and there is a limited risk of severe consequences of not using appropriate clothing. The products under this category are self declared by the marketer to comply with the standards. HH products under this category are waterproof clothing (EN 343) and clothing protecting against cold (EN 342).



Category 2 covers products intended to be used in environments with risk for severe, but not fatal consequences (not category 1 nor 3). The products must be tested and certified by a notified body. Products under this category are flame retardant clothing (EN 531/533, EN 470), clothing with protection against static electricity (EN 1149), high visibility (EN 471), lifejackets (EN 395, 396 and 399) and buoyancy aids (EN 393).



Category 3 covers products and environments where the user can be exposed to mortal danger or to dangers that may seriously and irreversibly harm health. Products under this category complies with CLC/TS 50354; clothing for use by workers at risk from exposure to an electrical arc .



Product Performance

The CE mark provides documentation that the product complies with performance standards set for a product of such nature. It is not an assurance that the product will prevent risk of accidents or severe injuries when the user is exposed to such risks in a working environment. Below is a condensed presentation of the harmonized European (EN) standards used in the HH Workwear collection.



For complete information about the CE marking system, please contact our representative or the local authorities.



* The test data is given as an integral part of the symbol as measured to prescribe methods on a scale from 1 to 3, whereby 3 is the highest level.



* The actual data for a HH product is given on the inseam label and on the booklet attached to the garment as well as in the product section of this brochure and at http://www.hellyhansen.com/



CE-MARKINGCERTIFICATIONDESCRIPTION
EN ISO 20345
SRC - SLIP RESISTANT OUTSOLE
CE-Marking. Slip Resistance has been tested on Steel Floor with glycerol lubricant and on Ceramic floor with Sodium lauryl sulphate lubricant.
EN ISO 20345

SRA - SLIP RESISTANT OUTSOLE
CE-Marking. Slip Resistance has been tested on Ceramic floor with Sodium lauryl sulphate lubricant.
EN ISO 20345

E - HEEL ENERGY ABSORPTION
CE-Marking. Energy absorption of the seat region.
EN ISO 20345

A - ANTISTATIC PROPERTIES
CE-Marking. Electrical resistance through the sole.
EN ISO 20345

WRU - WATER RESISTANT UPPER
CE-Marking. The upper material is resistant to water penetration.
EN ISO 20345

P - PENETRATION RESISTANT MIDSOLE
CE-Marking. Composite Penetration Resistant of the outsole Complex.
EN ISO 20345

FO - FUEL OIL RESISTANT OUTSOLE
CE-Marking. The outsole material is resistant to fuel oil.
EN ISO 20345
WR - WATER RESISTANT FOOTWEAR
CE-Marking. The footwear is resistant to water penetration.
EN ISO 20345
CI - COLD INSULATION
CE-marking. Due to its insulating and breathable properties the footwear keeps your feet at a constant temperature, which is perfect for thermal insulation against cold.
EN ISO 20345

COM - COMPOSITE TOE PROTECTION
CE-Marking. Our light-weight Composite Toe Cap that offer protection against impact and compression.
EN ISO 20345
HRO - HOT CONTACT RESISTANT OUTSOLE
CE-marking. The outsole material is resistant to hot short term contact.
EN ISO 20345
CLEATED OUTSOLE
Cleated outsole
US Standards
ANSI/ISEA 107 - HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING
The standard addresses clothing intended to provide visibility to wearer in both daytime and nighttime conditions. The standard sets requirements for the minimum area and color performance for fluorescent background materials for daytime visibility. The standard also sets minimum requirements for reflective striping, which provides nighttime visibility when illuminated by vehicle headlights. Three garment classes are established based on the amounts of fluorescent background and reflective striping material. Two levels of photometric performance are based on the brightness and intensity of the reflected light of the reflective striping. The icon below is used to show compliance with the standard. The two numbers to the right of the icon indicate the garment class and photometric level. This standard is similar to EN 471.
US Standards
ASTM F 2302 - FLAME AND HEAT RESISTANT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
ASTM F2302 is a new specification designed to set minimum performance criteria for protective clothing where other specialized standards do not apply. The specification requires minimum flame resistance using the ASTM D6413 test method (described below) and heat resistance, as based on an International test method, ISO 17493. The specification requires that clothing materials show no more than a 2 second after flame and 6 inch char length when tested to ASTM D6413. For heat resistance, materials should not ignite, melt, drip, separate, or shrink more than 10% when placed in an oven for 5 minutes at 500ºF. Reusable garment materials are tested new and after 10 cycles of laundering. WARNING: PRODUCTS THAT SHOW ACCEPTABLE FLAME AND/ OR HEAT RESISTANCE PER ASTM F2302 ARE NOT INTENDED FOR DIRECT FLAME CONTACT OR FOR PROLONGED HIGH HEAT EXPOSURE. THESE PRODUCTS WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST ALL FLAME AND HEAT EXPOSURES. CONDUCT A HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY OF THIS PRODUCT FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
US Standards
ASTM F 1671 - BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Helly Hansen has undertaken the necessary testing to demonstrate that the materials and seams used in specific styles of workwear provide protection against blood-borne pathogens. Those styles are noted with the symbol: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.1030 for protection of healthcare and public workers against exposure to infectious diseases from blood-borne pathogens (transmitted from blood contact; also known as “liquid -borne”). The two primary blood-borne pathogens of concern today are Hepatitis B and Human Immune Deficiency Virus (which causes AIDS). The OSHA regulations require that employers provide “appropriate” protective clothing and equipment for their workers. Appropriate protective clothing is defined by OSHA as clothing which “prevents blood and ohter potentially infectious liquids from passing through to the wearer’s skin or underclothing under conditions of use and for the duration of time which the protective clothing will be used.”

This determination of offering blood-borne pathogen protection is based on independent testing of the respective workwear materials and seams to ASTM F 1671, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage as a Test System (1997a). In this testing, specimens of workwear material and seams are individually placed in a test cell and exposed to liquid containing a non-harmful surrogate microorganism. This microorganism simulates Hepatitis B and C Viruses and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (that causes AIDS). A sophisticated assay procedure is used that is able to detect a single penetrating virus, thus establishing the basis for clothing material viral penetration resistance.

While Helly Hansen attests that the materials and seams in the above styles pass ASTM F1671-1997b, all wearers should conduct assessment of their workplace hazards to determine the appropriate types and levels of personal protective equipment needed. To maintain proper performance, Helly Hansen workwear should maintained for in accordance with the care instructions on the product label and in the user instructions. All wearers must read the user instructions prior to use to understand the uses and limitations of the respective workwear selected prior to using the workwear in a hazardous situation. Helly Hansen workwear will not protect the wearer under all conditions of exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other hazards.
US Standards

ISO 11612 - CLOTHING TO PROTECT AGAINST HEAT AND FLAME
ISO 11612:2008 specifies performance requirements for garments made from flexible materials, which are designed to protect the wearer's body, except the hands, from heat and/or flame. For protection of the wearer's head and feet, the only items of protective clothing falling within the scope of this International Standard are gaiters, hoods and overboots. However, concerning hoods, requirements for visors and respiratory equipment are not given.

The performance requirements set out in ISO 11612:2008 are applicable to garments which could be worn for a wide range of end uses, where there is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the user can be exposed to radiant or convective or contact heat or to molten metal splashes.
US Standards

ASTM F6413 - FLAME RESISTANCE TEST METHOD
ASTM D6413 is the preferred test method for demonstrating material flame resistance performance for flame-resistant clothing. The test measures the time a material will continue to burn (called “afterflame time”) and the damaged length (called “char length”) when a cut edge of the material is vertically exposed to a 1½ inch high methane flame for 12 seconds. The test method does not set specific acceptance criteria. However, the general industry practice and use of this test method in other flame-resistant clothing standards are to accept materials that show afterflame times of 2 seconds or less, and char lengths of 6 inches or less, without evidence of melting or dripping by the material under these test conditions. When flame resistance claims are made for Helly Hansen products, the icon shown above is used.
US Standards
ASTM F1506 - ELECTICAL ARC TEXTILE BASED PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
ASTM F1506 is a standard specification that establishes test methods, minimum physical and thermal performance criteria, and labeling for textile-based apparel used by workers who may be exposed to thermal hazards of momentary electric arcs and open flames. The garment material is tested for insulation during a simulated electrical arc exposure. The test measures the energy required to cause a second degree burn, which is called an arc thermal protective value (ATPV). Garment materials are also tested for flame resistance, physical strength, colorfastness and laundry shrinkage. Helly Hansen products meeting this standard are shown with the above icon.
US Standards

ASTM F1891 - ELECTRICAL ARC PROTECTIVE RAINWEAR
ASTM F1891 is a standard specification that establishes test methods, minimum physical and thermal performance criteria, a suggested sizing guide, and labeling for rain wear used by workers who may be exposed to thermal hazards of momentary electric arcs and open flames. The specification includes requirements for material insulation during a simulated electrical arc exposure. In this test, the measured arc thermal protective value (ATPV) must be greater than 5 calories per square centimeter. Rainwear materials are also evaluated for flame resistance, strength, and water penetration resistance. Rainwear seams are also evaluated for water penetration resistance.
PPE CATEGORY 1
EN 343
The standard specifies test methods and demands on fabrics and seams in garments intended to protect against foul weather, i.e. weather conditions with combinations of precipitation (rain, snow), fog, humidity and wind at temperatures down to 5°C. The garments are tested for waterproofness (X) and water vapour resistance (Y). X Waterproofness, level 1,2 or 3. Y Water vapour resistance, level 1,2 or 3
PPE CATEGORY 1
EN 342 - ENSEMBLES AND GARMENTS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST COLD
The standard specifies test methods and demands on performance of clothing which is intended to protect against cold. Helly Hansen has tested the products in accordance with a method (B) whereby the insulation (X) is measured for an ensemble (jacket/trouser) worn with a base layer. Also air permeability (Y) and water vapour resistance (Z) are measured.
PPE CATEGORY 1
EN 14058 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING – GARMENTS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST COOL ENVIRONMENTS
This standard specifies requirements and test methods for performance of single garments for protection against cooling of the body in cool environment (air temperature of -5 °C and above). All garments approved according to EN 14058 shall be marked with pictogram indicating that protection against cool environment is offered with the appropriate performance level. Thermal resistance class (classes 1-3).
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 471 - HIGH-VISIBILITY WARNING CLOTHING FOR PROFESSIONAL USE - TEST METHODS AND REQUIREMENTS
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 531 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS EXPOSED TO HEAT (EXCLUDING FIREFIGHTERS' AND WELDERS' CLOTHING)
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 533 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING - PROTECTION AGAINST HEAT AND FLAME LIMITED FLAME SPREAD MATERIALS AND MATERIAL ASSEMBLIES
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 1149 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING - ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 470-1 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR USE IN WELDING AND ALLIED PROCESSES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
This part of this European standard specifies test methods and general performance requirements for protective clothing for operators engaged in welding and allied processes with comparable risks. The garment is intended to protect against splashes of molten metal (EN 348), short contact with flames (EN 532) and ultraviolet radiation, plus use for up to eight hours at ambient temperature. EN 61482-1-2:2007

Live working.Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. Part 1-2: Test methods – Methods 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test). This part of this standard specifies methods to test material and garments intended for use in heat- and flame-resistance clothing for workers exposed to electric arc. The test is intended to simulate an accident with an electric arc in a low voltage installation. The material test is used to determine thermal insulation and risk of skin injury, and to ensure that the garment can still be used after these tests. Both material and garment tests are carried out in low voltage installations (400 V AC). The duration of the electric arc is 800 ms and the current strength used is 4KA for class 1 and 7KA for class 2 protection.
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 393 - BUOYANCY AIDS 50N
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 396 - LIFEJACKET 150N (CE 0120 SAFETY HARNESS/LINE)
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 399 - (EN 1095) (SOLAS) LIFEJACKET 275N (CE 0120 SAFETY HARNESS/LINE) (DOUBLE CHAMBER)
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 340 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN ISO 20471 - HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING
This standard specifies requirements for protective clothing capable of signaling the user’s presence visually, intended to provide conspicuity of the user in high risk situations under any light conditions by day and under illumination by vehicle headlights in the dark. High Visibility products maintain demands in EN ISO 20471 which is the European norm for visibility clothing. Garments approved according EN ISO 20471 shall have waistcoat pictogram.

The number indicates the garment class.

Clothing classes are scaled after minimum-demand for area of fluorescent and reflective material at each separate garment.

If the maximum number of cleaning cycles is stated in the care label, it is not the only factor related to the lifetime of the garment. The lifetime will also depend on usage, care and storage etc. If the maximum number of cleaning cycles is not stated, material has been tested after 5 washes.
PPE CATEGORY 2
EN 14116 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. PROTECTION AGAINST HEAT AND FLAME. LIMITED FLAME SPREAD MATERIALS, MATERIAL ASSEMBLES AND CLOTHING.
This standard specifies the performance requirements for the limited flame spread properties of materials, material assemblies and protective clothing in order to reduce the possibility of the clothing burning and thereby itself constituting a hazard.

The material(s) complies with EN ISO 14116 indexes 0/0/0 - limited flame spread index / number of washes with letter H, I or C / washing temperature H - domestic wash, I - industrially wash, C - dry-clean. Garment approved according to index 1 shall not be used next to the skin, and shall only be used together with garments approved according to index 2 or 3.
PPE CATEGORY 2
ISO 11611 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR USE IN WELDING AND ALLIED PROCESSES.
This part of this European standard specifies test methods and general performance requirements for protective clothing for operators engaged in welding and allied processes with comparable risks. The garment is intended to protect against splashes of molten metal (EN 348), short contact with flames (EN 532) and ultraviolet radiation, plus use for up to eight hours at ambient temperature.

The standard specifies 2 classes with specific performance requirements:
Class 1 - lower level: less hazardous welding situations
Class 2 - higher level: more hazardous welding situations
PPE CATEGORY 3
IEC 61482-1-2 - 2007 - LIVE WORKING – PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AGAINST THE THERMAL HAZARDS OF AN ELECTRIC ARC
Part 1-2: Test methods – Methods 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test). This part of this standard specifies methods to test material and garments intended for use in heat- and flame-resistance clothing for workers exposed to electric arc. The test is intended to simulate an accident with an electric arc in a low voltage installation. The material test is used to determine thermal insulation and risk of skin injury, and to ensure that the garment can still be used after these tests.

Both material and garment tests are carried out in low voltage installations (400 VAC). The duration of the electric arc is 500 ms and the current strength used is 4 KA for class 1 and 7 KA for class 2 protection.
PPE CATEGORY 3
SOLAS - LEVEL 275 N
This level is intended primarily for offshore use under extreme conditions and by people who are carrying significant weights and thus require additional buoyancy. It is also of value to those who are wearing clothing which traps air and which may adversely affect the self-righting capacity of the lifejacket.

Requirements for lifejackets on large, commercial seagoing ships are regulated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) ISO 12402-1 addresses lifejackets for seagoing ships.