EN ISO 20471

EN 20471 EN 20471 requirements high visibility protective clothing

FABRIC AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH-VISIBILITY IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

The EN ISO 20471 standard specifies the requirements for high-visibility protective clothing that is capable of visually signalling the presence of the wearer. High-visibility clothing is made to make the wearer visible under any kind of light, to be seen by drivers of vehicles or other mechanised equipment in daylight and when illuminated by lamps in darkness.

Requirements for colour and retro-reflection features are checked, as well as those related to minimum area and availability of the materials used in the protective clothing.

EN ISO 20471 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

TEST METHOD
DESCRIPTION
MINIMUM COMPLIANCE VALUES

ISO 105-B02

Colour after xenon test.

 

COLOURAREA ACCEPTANCE
Yellow> 70
Orange> 40
Red> 25

ISO 6330

Domestic Laundry.

 

COLOURAREA ACCEPTANCE
Yellow> 70
Orange> 40
Red> 25

 

ISO 15797

Industrial laundry.

COLOURAREA ACCEPTANCE
Yellow> 70
Orange> 40
Red> 25

EN ISO 105-C6

Industrial laundry fastness.

Discharge ≥ 4
Colour degradation ≥ 4-5

ISO 105X12

Colour after dry cleaning.

Discharge ≥ 4

ISO 105-E04

Fastness when presented with sweat.

Discharge ≥ 4
Colour degradation ≥ 4

ISO 13688

Garment dimensional stability, labelling and tagging as per tested certificates.

3% woven fabric
5% knit fabric

ISO 13934-1

Traction resistance.

> 100 N

ISO 11092

Comfort. Thermal and water vapour resistance measurement in stationary conditions (transpiration-protected hot place test).

RET ≤ 5 m² Pa/W

Sectors where EN ISO 20471 is applied

SHIPBUILDING

CATENARIES

CEMENT PLANTS

ELECTRIC COMPANIES

OIL PLATFORMS

POLICE AND MILITARY

AUTOMOTIVES

INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES

some of the Marina Textil fabrics that are EN ISO 20471 compliant