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prБДС EN 659:2021

Protective gloves for firefighters

General information

40.60     Oct 14, 2021



European Standard



This document defines minimum performance requirements and test methods for firefighters' protective gloves.
This document applies only to firefighters' protective gloves which protect the hands during normal firefighting, including structural fire, wildland and rescue.
These gloves are not intended for deliberate handling of liquid chemicals, but provide some protection against accidental contact with chemicals.
Protective gloves for special operations within firefighting service are excluded from the scope of this document.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


БДС EN 659:2003+A1:2008


prБДС EN 659:2021
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