Protective clothing against flame

EN 14116 specifies the performance of protective clothing for workers exposed to occasional brief contact with open flames with no other thermal risks. This norm is a “lighter” version of EN 11612 and is relevant for garments without full-length sleeves and legs as well as accessories such as hats, beanies, balaclavas, socks, underpants etc.

EN 14116 is available in three different indexes – 1, 2 and 3, where Index 3 stipulates the highest protection requirements. Materials classified as Index 1 must not be worn next to skin and garments that contain Index 1 materials should only be worn on top of Index 2 or 3 garments.