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Protection against cold WHEN WORKING IN COLD CONDITIONS YOU NEED: Jacket, lined trousers, warm underwear, lined headgear, suitable shoes and gloves. When you are moving slowly, the clothes should remain closed. If you increase your level of activity, you open up the clothes in order to avoid sweating. Moisture in the clothes will reduce the level of protection. Wind increases the need for protection. Snickers offers a wide range for different degrees of cold and for different types of work. The first figure (beside the pictogram) indicates insulation value, the second figure indicates airpermeability class and the third figure indicates water vapour resistance. Thermal resistance (insulation) Insulation value with underwear ansemble type A or B A: Undershirt with long sleeves, Long underpants, Socks and felt slippers. B: Undershirt with long sleeves, Long underpants, Socks, felt slippers, Thermojacket, Thermopants, Knitted gloves and Balaclava Airpermeability Class 1,2 or 3 (class 3 is the best)  Water vapour resistance How well does the garment “breath”, the lower resistance the better Class: 1,2 or 3 (class 3 is the best) All these figures are for the combination of jacket and trousers

Protection
The garments should protect you from bad weather as well as other risks in your working place environment.

CE-Labeling
CE labeling shows that the garment is a personal protection garment. The pictogram shows the risk it protects against.
CE
High
Visibility
Cold
Weather
Heat
Fall arrest 
 
Knee
Protection

CE-standards
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directive (89/686 EEG) was implemented in the Community on July 1, 1995. It dictates which kind of PPE is needed in different situations, how the garments should be designed, produced and how user instructions should be made.
Personal Protective Equipment is not only garments, but also helmets, breathing apparatus and all kinds of things used to protect the enduser from a specific risk.
The standards are written to help the manufacturers meet the directive and give the manufacturer detailed instructions on design, colour performance etc. One example EN 471, the standard for High Visibility garments, gives information about minimum areas of high visibility material and reflectives on each garment.
Categories
Personal protective equipment is divided into three different categories depending on complexity and the risk that the garment is protecting against.

CATEGORY 1: Garments with kneepads and other basic protection where the risks of injury are slight and the user himself can determine which protection is required.

CATEGORY 2: The majority of personal protective garments, such as winter garments for use in temperatures between -5 and -30°C. The risks of injury are higher than in category 1.

CATEGORY 3: Fall protection systems and garments for extremely dangerous situations.

Protection against cold
WHEN WORKING IN COLD CONDITIONS YOU NEED:
Jacket, lined trousers, warm underwear, lined headgear, suitable shoes and gloves. When you are moving slowly, the clothes should remain closed. If you increase your level of activity, you open up the clothes in order to avoid sweating. Moisture in the clothes will reduce the level of protection. Wind increases the need for protection. Snickers offers a wide range for different degrees of cold and for different types of work.
The first figure (beside the pictogram) indicates insulation value, the second figure indicates airpermeability class and the third figure indicates water vapour resistance.
Thermal resistance (insulation)
Insulation value with underwear ansemble type A or B
A: Undershirt with long sleeves, Long underpants, Socks and felt slippers.
B: Undershirt with long sleeves, Long underpants, Socks, felt slippers, Thermojacket, Thermopants, Knitted gloves and Balaclava
Airpermeability Class
1,2 or 3 (class 3 is the best) 
Water vapour resistance
How well does the garment “breath”, the lower resistance the better Class: 1,2 or 3 (class 3 is the best)

All these figures are for the combination of jacket and trousers

Protection against heat
SNICKERS ANTIFLAME
satisfies CE standard 531 for protection against heat and flames. The material is cotton/polyester that has been treated with Proban. Careful tests show that the mixture does not emit toxic gases that can irritate the eyes or cause allergies or cancer. The material can be washed.
EN 531
A  Indicates that the fabric meets the limited flame spread requirements.
B1  Indicates that the fabric meets level 1 by flame contact. 3-6 seconds to pain (level 5 is the highest)
 
C1  Indicates that the fabric meets level 1, 20 kw/m2 by radiation heat. 8-30 seconds to pain (level 4 is the highest)



Knee Protection
MAKE SURE YOUR KNEES LAST FOR LIFE.
With good kneepads you distribute the pressure over an area 20-30 times as large. This is not only comfortable - you also reduce the risk of knee injuries. Most Snickers trousers are equipped with pockets for kneepads. Choose the type of kneepad according to how much kneeling you do in your work. Important!
Choose the right size of trousers so that the kneepads end up in the right place.
  • Snickers is a member of the technical committee developing a standard for knee protectors (prEN 14404)
  • Snickers has the most developed systems for kneepads in trousers on the market





High Visibility
Snickers high visibility products satisfy the demands in EN 471. The garment should be worn outside all other clothing and be fully visible. The Snickers models you can see here are all Snickers Workwear original.
Label information in the garment
The first figure beside the pictogram indicates the class of area of material (Class 3 is the highest).
The second figure beside the pictogram indicates the class of the reflective

Class for garment
The visable surface of backgoundmaterial and reflective
3:  0,8 m2   backgoundmaterial,
     0,2 m2   reflective
2:  0,5 m2   backgoundmaterial
     0,13 m2 reflective
1:  0,14 m2 backgoundmaterial
     0,1 m2   reflective

Class of reflective
Reflectives can be produced with two levels of  performance, but everything is in the best class, class 2.
(i)  This symbol indicates that you should read the  information folder for this product
(max.25x) This symbol indicates how many times you can wash the  product and still maintain its level of performance


Foul Weather
MOISTURE AND WIND COOL THE BODY:
resulting in a reduced capacity to work. Normal waterproof clothing helps to some extent. However, the garments have to be designed so that you retain your mobility and can still easily carry and use your tools. Snickers all-weather clothes incorporate features and benefits that have never been seen before on waterproof workwear. You might not even have thought they were necessary!
The first figure beside the pictogram indicates the class of resistance to water penetration (Class 3 is the best)
The second figure beside the pictogram indicates the class of water vapour resistance “how well does the garment “breath” (Class 3 is the best)



Fall protection
SNICKERS FALL PROTECTION WAISTCOAT
has been developed according to the same principles as Snickers normal toolvests. This means that the waistcoat, as well as satisfying the safety requirements in CE standard 361 for full fall protection, also functions as a flexible tool carrier where everything can be easily accessed, even in cramped situations.

4792 Fall protection vest
Extra light, flexible fall protection vest. The waistcoat is supplied in a special bag, whitch can be attached to the tool fasteners at the back of the waistcoat. Approved according to EN 361 full-body harness.