BS EN 16473:2014 - Firefighters helmets. Helmets for technical rescue

BS EN 16473:2014

Firefighters helmets. Helmets for technical rescue

Status : Current, Under review   Published : December 2014



This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for technical rescue helmets. These helmets are intended to protect the upper head mainly against the effects of mechanical hazards such as impact and penetration, flame, electrical and chemical hazards while conducting technical rescue and associated activities.

Technical rescues involve the environments and conditions associated with operational scenarios such as but not limited to those found during road traffic collisions, railway incidents and when working in and around collapsed structures, often for extended periods of time, after natural disasters (flood, earthquake, etc.).

Requirements for marking and information to be supplied by the manufacturer are included.

Helmets for use while firefighting in buildings and other structures or in wildland firefighting environments, are not covered by this European Standard see EN 443 and EN 16471.

Helmets for use in water rescue operations using craft, such as boats, canoes etc., are also not covered by this European Standard.

Protection of the face and eyes, when not provided by visors, ears and neck might require additional items of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are not covered by this European Standard.

Standard NumberBS EN 16473:2014
TitleFirefighters helmets. Helmets for technical rescue
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 December 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 13688:2013, EN 13087-6, EN 13087-2, EN 1811, ISO 17493, ISO 1817:2005, ISO 6344-1, ISO 13688:2013, EN 960:2006, EN 168:2001, EN 13087-1:2000, EN 13087-5:2012, EN 14458:2004, EN 13087-4, EN 13087-3:2000, EN 13087-7:2000, EN 13087-8:2000, ISO 17493:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)89/686/EEC
International RelationshipsEN 16473:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30265285 DC
DescriptorsHelmets (protective), Size, Marking, Coordinates (mathematics), Test equipment, Size coding, Test methods, Test models, Mass, Headforms, Preferred sizes, Dimensions
Title in FrenchCasques de sapeurs-pompiers. Casques pour les opérations de secours technique
Title in GermanFeuerwehrhelme. Helme für technische Rettung
ISBN978 0 580 79313 4
File Size1.041 MB

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