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Norms & regulations

Working outside can bring risk and discomfort. Keeping you safe, dry and warm are essential values of protective clothing. Rivertex® creates high performance fabrics that protect you from the elements.

High visibility
Working in traffic is dangerous and therefore people are obliged to wear high visibility garments. The norm ISO 20471 specifies requirements for high visibility clothing day and night. There are 3 separate risk classes defined in this norm for different levels of visibility.

Protection against wet and cold weather
Studies show that working in comfortable conditions increases productivity. In wet and cold conditions people can be protected by using the right protective clothing. Foul weather resistance is captured in the EN 343 norm. This standard specifies requirements for materials and garments warn in foul weather.

Protection against heat and flame
Risk of contact to an open flame source can to be reduced by protective garments. This can be done by adding flame retardant properties to the fabrics. One of the norms that regulate these properties is ISO 14116. Protective clothing complying with this norm is intended to protect workers against occasional and short contact with small flames.

Electrostatic properties
Garments especially created for those working with highly combustible materials, like hydro carbons, need anti-static or conductive properties in their garments to prevent static sparks. Rivertex® adds conductive materials to the fabrics. The garment is made conductive and will spread the electrostatic charge over the garment. The standard EN 1149 specifies how these anti-static properties are measured.

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