NORMS AND STANDARDS

ROOTS develops garments for the protection against the hazards of an electrical arc. Our products are renowned for the outstanding body burn wound results, this is achieved by numerous tests conducted and by designing our garments for optimal protection from the start.

To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of your workforce we advise to give out garments that conform to EN safety standards especially for protection against electric arc. If you’d like to get a better understanding about what an electric arc entails, please read our explanatory articles on arc flash protection.

There are two test methods to be taken into account in the field of electric arc protection. Method one is most commonly referred to as the box test – IEC61482-1-2. The other method is the ‘open arc’ test – IEC61482-1-1. According to ROOTS both test methods are relevant and we sincerely believe that both test methods are important in order to make the right choice of PPE. This standard evaluates the protective capabilities of garments against the thermal hazards of arcing faults. All ROOTS garments offer arc flash protection.

We believe that when lives are at stake transparency about the protection levels are of necessity. Unlike other manufacturers ROOTS allows customers to download its fabric certificates and reports. We also make the ATPV/EBT ratings on all ROOTS ranges easily interpretable.

EN 343:2003
Protective clothing - Protection against rain.
EN 471:2003
High-visibility warning clothing for professional use.
EN ISO 20471:2013
High-visibility warning clothing for professional use.
EN 13034:2005
Protective clothing against liquid chemicals - performance requirements for chemicals protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals.
EN ISO 14116:2008
Protection against heat and flame - limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing.
IEC 61482-2:2009
Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc.
EN ISO 11611:2007
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes.
EN ISO 11612:2008
Protective clothing - clothing to protect against heat and flame.
EN 1149-5:2008
Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties.
Burn Injury Prediction
Explore how we go beyond the standard for safety.
Independent fabric testing
Read more about our thorough testing methods.
Certificates & product data
When lives are at stake, transparency is essential.

MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

As specialists in Arc Flash protective clothing we love to help make a complicated topic easy to comprehend. Our experts are at your disposal to discuss individual cases within all sectors. After all, we don’t just claim we know your business, we actually do. 

Ad van Nieuwkerk
Sales Director 

Scott Tonkin
Sales Manager UK 

Patricia de Hooge
Customer Care 

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