ISO DIS 16073-1
Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment - Requirements and test methods - Part 1: General
|Publication Date:||24 January 2019|
|ICS Code (Fire-fighting):||13.220.10|
|ICS Code (Protective clothing):||13.340.10|
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. This PPE is not intended to provide protection during fire entrapment.
This document does not cover PPE for structural firefighting (see ISO 11999), 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 ISO 21808)) shall be conducted to determine the type of PPE, and performance levels, for different categories of protection are required.
This part of ISO 16073 describes performance requirements for PPE and includes requirements for marking and manufacturer's instructions.