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IEC 61482-2

2nd Edition, May 2018

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Live working – Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc – Part 2: Requirements

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This part of IEC 61482 is applicable to protective clothing used in work where there is the risk of exposure to an electric arc hazard.

 This document specifies requirements and test methods applicable to materials and garments for protective clothing for electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an electric arc.

Electric shock hazard is not covered by this document, which is applicable in combination with standards covering such hazards.

Other effects than the thermal effects of an electric arc like noise, light emissions, pressure rise, hot oil, electric shock, the consequences of physical and mental shock or toxic influences are not covered by this document.

Protection of eyes, face, head, hands and feet against electric arc hazard is not covered by this document.

NOTE Requirements and tests to cover electric arc hazards to these parts of the body are under development.

Protective clothing for work intentionally using an electric arc, e.g. arc welding, plasma torch, is not covered by this document.