ISO 16073:2011 Preview
Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment -- Requirements and test methods
ISO 16073:2011 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 for wildland firefighting.
It 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.
ISO 16073:2011 does not cover PPE for structural firefighting, for use against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards, or for use where a reflective outer surface is required.
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 ISO 16073:2011.
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