BS ISO 16073-1:2019 - Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment. Requirements and test methods. General

BS ISO 16073-1:2019

Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment. Requirements and test methods. General

Status : Current   Published : November 2019



This document specifies the minimum performance requirements and methods of test for personal protective equipment (PPE) covering the torso, neck, arms, hands, legs, feet, head, eyes and hearing that is used for wildland firefighting.

This document covers the general design of the PPE, the minimum levels of performance for the materials employed and the methods of test used. The PPE is not intended to provide protection during fire entrapment.

This document does not cover PPE for structural firefighting (see  ISO 11999 series), for use against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards, or for use where a reflective outer surface is required (see  ISO 15538).

Activities in support of wildland firefighting, such as the cutting of trees and the use of a chainsaw can require additional protection to that provided in this document. Users are directed to those relevant standards for the requirements associated with such protection.

To assist with selection of the right PPE, a risk assessment (see Annex A) can be conducted to determine the type of PPE, and performance levels, for different categories of protection are required.

This document describes performance requirements for PPE and includes requirements for marking and manufacturer’s instructions.

Standard NumberBS ISO 16073-1:2019
TitleWildland firefighting personal protective equipment. Requirements and test methods. General
Publication Date06 November 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/TR 19591, ISO 13688, ISO/TS 11999-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 11613, ISO 14529 (all parts), EN 960, EN 1149-5, ISO 13287, ASTM F1959/F1959M, EN 1149-3, ASTM F2178, EN 50321, ISO 1061, ASTM F2621, ISO 15383, ISO 15384, ISO 15538, EN 1149-1, ASTM F1506, ASTM F1958/F1958M, ISO/TR 21808, ISO 20345:2004, ISO 20344:2004
ReplacesBS ISO 16073:2011
International RelationshipsISO 16073-1:2019
Draft Superseded By19/30380322 DC
DescriptorsProtective clothing, Ergonomics, Ear protectors, Protective suits, Marking, Fire, Fire resistance, Thermal resistance, Firefighting, Firefighting personnel, Performance, Performance testing, Eye protectors, Heat-resistant materials, Protective gloves, Forests, Fire tests, Protective footwear, Instructions for use
Title in FrenchÉquipement de protection individuelle pour la lutte contre les feux d'espaces naturels. Exigences et méthodes d'essai Généralités
ISBN978 0 539 01661 1
File Size2.279 MB

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