• Chemical risks - EN 943-1 and -2:

    specify the performance requirements of gas tight suits, while EN 14605 regulates liquid tight and splash tight suits, EN 374 gloves, EN 136 and EN 137 respiratory protection and EN 13832 chemical protective footwear. Chemical hazards may also include chemical warfare agents, which pose a particular risk due to their high level of toxicity and persistence.
    Standards such as EN 943 do not specify requirements for resistance testing to chemical warfare agents and therefore it is essential that all personal protective equipment designed for use at the scene of CBRN incidents is tested separately for resistance to such agents to ensure its suitability. 'eligibility.

  • Biological risks - EN 14126:

    specifies the performance requirements of protective clothing against infectious agents.

  • Radiological risks - EN 1073 parts 1 and 2:

    regulate protective clothing against radiological contamination.

  • Nuclear risks:

    There is no PPE in
    able to provide protection
    adequate against ionizing radiation; the only effective protection is distance or high density shielding (e.g. concrete or lead).


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