Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This standard shall specify the minimum selection, care and maintenance requirements for utility technical rescue protective ensembles rescue and recovery technical rescue protective ensembles, and the individual ensemble elements, including garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, and interface components, that are compliant with NFPA 1951.
This standard shall also specify requirements for urban search and rescue (USAR) operation protective ensembles, ensemble elements, clothing, and equipment certified as compliant with the 2001 edition of NFPA 1951
This standard shall not specify requirements for other organizational programs such as appropriate use of technical rescue protective ensembles for training, operations, or infection control, because these programs are under the jurisdiction of other NFPA standards. Δ
This standard shall not apply to protective ensembles or protective clothing that is compliant with NFPA 1971, NFPA 1977, NFPA 1991, NFPA 1992, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999.
This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant protective ensembles or ensemble elements. The persons and organizations that use compliant protective ensembles or ensemble elements shall be responsible for establishing safety and health practices and for determining the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing or repair facilities. The persons and organizations that use this standard shall be responsible for conducting testing of protective ensembles or ensemble elements to establish safety and health practices and for determining the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing.
Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding these minimum requirements