BS EN ISO 14116:2015 Protective clothing. Protection against flame. Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing
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BS EN ISO 14116:2015

Protective clothing. Protection against flame. Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : July 2015



What is this standard about?

BS EN ISO 14116:2015 gives the latest international safety guidelines to help prevent protective clothing catching fire.  

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of protective clothing
  • Purchasers, distributors and importers of protective clothing
  • Retailers and users
  • Health and safety, fire and regulatory organizations

Why should you use this standard? 

BS EN ISO 14116 specifies performance requirements for the limited flame spread properties of materials used in protective clothing to reduce the possibility of clothes burning. 

Protective clothing complying with BS EN ISO 14116 is intended to protect workers against occasional and brief contact with small igniting flames, in circumstances where there is no significant heat hazard and without the presence of another type of heat. When protection against heat hazards is necessary in addition to protection against limited spread flammability, then standards, such as BS EN ISO 11612 are more appropriate.

A classification system is also given for materials, material assemblies and garments which are tested according to BS EN ISO 15025 Procedure A.

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard has been revised to:

  • Include test procedures for burst strength testing of woven materials
  • Include new definition for determination of hole formation
  • Modify clause in design requirements regarding garment overlaps
  • Modify clause on sampling requirements
  • Modify pre-treatment clause to include requirements for single use garments
  • Modify clause for aging due to washing
  • Include new requirement for measuring property value for rating and classifications
  • Modify test procedure for the flame testing of labels, badges and retro reflective materials
  • Include test procedure for testing of hardware and for tensile strength testing of non-woven materials
  • Modify flame spread definition and flaming debris
  • Modify afterglow requirement for flame spread of Index 1,2 and 3 materials
  • Include normative Annex for uncertainty of measurement and for measuring property value for rating and classification

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14116:2015
TitleProtective clothing. Protection against flame. Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 July 2015
Confirm Date14 December 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 5077, ISO 13937-2, ISO 13688, ISO 9073-4, ISO 13935-2, ISO 13938-1, ISO 13938-2, ISO 13934-1, ISO 15025
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 11611, ISO/TR 2801, 89/686/EEC, ISO 11612, ISO 6330, ISO 3175-2:2017, ISO 15797:2017
ReplacesBS EN ISO 14116:2008
International RelationshipsISO 14116:2015,EN ISO 14116:2015
DescriptorsPerformance, Flameproof materials, Specimen preparation, Fire-resistant materials, Flammability, Protective clothing, Fire tests, Washing tests, Grades (quality), Flame-spread classifications, Marking, Durability, Cloth, Textile testing, Fire-test classifications, Heat-resistant materials, Clothing
Title in FrenchVêtements de protection. Protection contre les flammes. Matériaux, assemblages de matériaux et vêtements à propagation de flamme limitée
Title in GermanSchutzkleidung. Schutz gegen Flammen. Materialien, Materialkombinationen und Kleidung mit begrenzter Flammenausbreitung
ISBN978 0 580 86811 5
File Size1.089 MB

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