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BOS ISO 11999-1:2015 (IDT)


PPE for firefighters — Test methods and requirements for PPE used by firefighters who are at risk of exposure to high levels of heat and/or flame while fighting fires occurring in structures — Part 1: General

SKU: BOS ISO 11999-1:2015 (IDT Category: Product ID: 30558

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This International Standard specifies minimum design and performance requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by firefighters, primarily but not solely to protect against
exposure to flame and high thermal loads.
To assist with choice based on user risk assessment, types and performance levels for different categories
of protection are included.
The scope of this International Standard does not include PPE for use in high-risk fire exposures where, for
example, protective clothing with reflective surface according to ISO 15538 might be more appropriate,
or for use in long-term firefighting operations in high ambient temperature (for example, bush, wildland,
or forest firefighting) where equipment according to ISO 16073 might be more appropriate.
Similarly, this International Standard does not include PPE to protect against chemical and biological
hazards, other than against short-term and accidental exposure while engaged in firefighting and
associated activities when fighting fires occurring in structures.
This part of ISO 11999 describes the general structure of this International Standard, sets design
and performance requirements for PPE, and includes requirements for marking and manufacturer’s

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