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    Breathflex Trousers

    UK Size

    Waist (inches)

    Waist (cm)

    Short Leg

    Regular Leg

    Tall Leg

    XS

    25-28”

    63-71cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    S

    28-32”

    71-81cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    M

    32-35”

    81-89cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    L

    35-38”

    89-97cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    XL

    38-42”

    97-107cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    XXL

    42-45”

    107-114cm

    29”/74cm

    31”/79cm

    33”/84cm

    3XL

    45-48”

    114-122cm

    N/A

    31”/79cm

    N/A

    4XL

    48-51”

    122-129cm

    N/A

    31”/79cm

    N/A

    5XL

    51-54”

    129-137cm

    N/A

    31”/79cm

    N/A

     
    Breathflex Ladies Trousers

    Size

    Ladies size

    Waist (cm)

    Waist inch

    Leg length (cm)

    Leg length (inch)

    XS

    6

    74-82cm

    28"

    76cm

    29"

    S

    8-10

    79-87cm

    30"

    76cm

    29"

    M

    12-14

    84-92cm

    32"

    76cm

    29"

    L

    16

    89-97cm

    34"

    76cm

    29"

    XL

    18-20

    94-107cm

    36"

    76cm

    29"

    2XL

    20-24

    99-107cm

    37"

    76cm

    29"

    Breathflex Jackets/Knitwear                                                                                 

    UK

    EU

    Chest (inches)

    (Chest (cm)

    S

    0

    37-40”

    92-100cm

    M

    I

    40-43”

    100-108cm

    L

    II

    43-46”

    108-116cm

    XL

    III

    46-49”

    116-124cm

    XXL

    IV

    49-52”

    124-132cm

     
    Boots 

    EU

    UK

    US

    36

    3

    4

    37

    4

    5

    38

    5

    6

    39

    6

    7

    40

    6.5

    7.5

    41

    7

    8

    42

    8

    9

    43

    9

    10

    44

    10

    11

    45

    10.5

    11.5

    46

    11

    12

    47

    12

    13

    48

    13

    14

    49

    14

    15

    50

    15

    16

     
     Gloves

    UK

    Palm Circumference

    Palm Length

    7

    178mm

    90mm

    8

    203mm

    102mm

    9

    229mm

    115mm

    10

    254mm

    127mm

    11

    279mm

    140mm

    12

    285mm

    148mm

     

    SOCK Sizes

    Sock Size

    UK Shoe Size

    EU Shoe Size

    US Shoe Size

    XS

    1-2

    34-35

    2-3

    S

    3-5

    36-38

    4-6

    M

    6-7

    39-41

    7-8

    L

    8-10

    42-44

    9-11

    XL

    10.5-12

    45-47

    11.5-13

    XXL

    13-14

    48-49

    14-15

    EN STANDARDS

     It is essential that anyone using a chainsaw either on or off the ground is provided with and wears appropriate PPE.  Non-chainsaw users may also need to wear appropriate PPE, for example head, hearing or eye protection as identified in the task risk assessment.

     

    It should be noted that no personal protective equipment can guarantee complete protection against cuts from handheld chainsaws. There is no substitute for the correct training and safe work methods.

    Below is a brief outline of the standards cited in this catalogue.

    EN ISO 17249: Safety footwear and resistance to chainsaw cutting

    EN ISO 17249 is a harmonised standard and includes many different tests.

    As a minimum, to achieve this standard footwear must:

    1. A) Comply with all the requirements of safety standard footwear (EN ISO 20345 B)
    2. B) Be tested for chainsaw resistance by standard EN381-3

     

    EN 381: PROTECTION AGAINST HAND-HELD CHAINSAWS

    The European standard EN 381 complies with protective clothing for chainsaw users.

    This norm is divided into different parts (or designs). Each part treats a specific part of the body:

     

    EN 381-3 - Test methods for footwear. Footwear should be certified to the harmonised standard EN ISO 17249

    EN 381-5 - Requirements for leg protectors (the norm allows for 2 types or forms - Type A and Type C with different areas of protection)

    EN 381-7 - Requirements for chainsaw protective gloves

    EN 381-9 - Requirements for chainsaw protective gaiters

    EN 381-11- Requirements for upper part of the body

     

    The norm also prescribes 4 classes that correspond to the chain speed with which the tests have been done:

    Class 0 : 16 m/s

    Class 1 : 20 m/s

    Class 2 : 24 m/s

    Class 3 : 28 m/s

     

     

    BS EN 471: HI-VISIBILITY CLOTHING

    Hi Vis garment types are grouped into three classes based upon the conspicuity provided, with the classes dictating the minimum quantities of background and retro-reflectieve materials used.

    CLASS 3 - Highest Protection Level of Hi-Vis Clothing

    Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.80m sq. Minimum retro-reflective material 0.20m sq.

    CLASS 2 - Intermediate Protection Level of HiVis Clothing

    Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.50m sq. Minimum retro-reflective material 0.13m sq.

    CLASS 1 - Lowest Protection Level of HiVis Clothing

    Band of retro-reflective material shall not be less than 50mm wide. Minimum background material 0.14m sq. Minimum retro-reflective material 0.10m sq.

     

    NB:  BS EN 471 standard items must have a Yellow or Orange background. HiVis items of other colours will NOT conform to UK and EU standards for High Visibility clothing

     

    RIS-TOM 3279 HI-VISIBILITY CLOTHING FOR RAIL (Formerly GO/RT 3279)

    The GO/RT 3279 standard is based on the European standard EN ISO 20471:2013. It requires garments to meet at least class 2 (the mid-point of a 3-class scale) of EN ISO 20471 for the minimum area of high visibility materials used within a garment. Whereas the European standard permits several different colours of high visibility materials, the railway standard specifies an orange colour.

    These fluorescent garments for night-time visibility feature retroreflective tapes.

    Railway locomotive headlights pick out retro-reflective materials in high visibility clothing. Again, the railway standard draws on EN ISO 20471:2013 and specifies materials for use that meet the highest level of photometric performance criteria that are specified within the standard.

     

    EN343: PROTECTION CLOTHING PROTECTION AGAINST RAIN

    The EN343 is a European safety standard set to specify a minimum level of protection required from your workwear and PPE against foul weather. This standard takes into consideration the entire garment, as well as its fabrication to judge the level of protection it provides the wearer.

    The certification is split into two categories the first, X judges precipitation, fog and ground humidity. The second, Y measures the garments breathability in those conditions. Consequently, these categories are then rated from 1-3, with 3 representing the highest level of protection or breathability.

    Therefore, a garment classified as EN343 3:3 means both the waterproofing and breathability are excellent providing the wearer with the highest level of protection from wind and rain.

     

    EN388: PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST MECHANICAL RISKS

     EN388: PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST MECHANICAL RISKS

    The EN 388 standard is used to test work gloves for a variety of properties. In brief, these properties are: cut resistance; tear resistance; abrasion resistance; puncture resistance and impact resistance. Gloves complying with EN388:2016 will display a pictogram as shown, with 5 or 6 characters relating to the properties shown below:

     

    • 1st Character: Abrasion resistance (Numeral 1 to 4 with 4 being the best resistance)
    • 2nd Character: Blade cut resistance (Numeral 1 to 4 with 4 being the best resistance)
    • 3rd Character: Tear resistance (Numeral 1 to 4 with 4 being the best resistance)
    • 4th Character: Puncture resistance (Numeral 1 to 4 with 4 being the best resistance)
    • 5th Character: Further blade cut resistance test if excessive blunting of blade occurs during 1st test (Letters A to F with F being the best resistance). An X is displayed if this test is not needed.
    • 6th Character (Optional): Impact resistance. (“P” if requirements are met)

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    KWF PROFI MARK

    The “KWF Profi” mark is issued by The Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik, a German research organisation.

    “KWF PROfi” is a quality assurance mark which is attained after the products have gone through many months of testing with foresters in and around Europe.