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AS/NZS 4821:2006

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Protective footwear for firefighters — Requirements and test methods

Published: 07/07/2006
Pages: 27
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Referenced documents
1.3 Definitions
1.4 Types and classifications of footwear
1.5 Requirements for firefighters’ footwear
1.6 Risk assessment
1.7 Training
2 Requirements for whole footwear
2.1 Sampling and conditioning
2.2 Requirements
2.2.1 Types and classifications requirements
3 Performance and testing requirements
3.1 General
3.2 Laces
3.3 Threads
3.3.1 Thread strength
3.3.2 Exposed threads—Thread melting
3.4 Whole footwear heat resistance test
3.5 Thermal behaviour
3.5.1 Contact heat
3.5.2 Radiant heat
3.5.3 Flame
3.6 Determination of resistance of upper to cutting
3.7 Rigidity of toe
3.8 Outsole
3.8.1 Cleat design
3.8.2 Waist area cleat height
3.8.3 Breast heel
3.9 Resistance to chemicals
3.10 Resistance to micro-organisms
3.11 Zipper (slide fastener)
3.12 Eyelet and stud post attachment
3.13 Slip resistance
3.14 Electrical properties
3.14.1 General
3.14.2 Electrical Insulating
3.14.3 Antistatic
3.15 pH value
3.16 Leather chromium content
4 Test methods
4.1 Thread and lace heat resistance test
4.1.1 Principle
4.1.2 Apparatus Stage Magnifying glass (at least 10×). Two micro cover glasses A spatula Soxhlet extraction apparatus
4.1.3 Specimen
4.1.4 Procedure
4.1.5 Report
4.2 Heat resistance test
4.2.1 Principle
4.2.2 Apparatus
4.2.3 Specimens
4.2.4 Procedure
4.2.5 Report
4.3 Contact heat
4.4 Radiant heat
4.5 Flame resistance
4.6 Determination of resistance of upper to cutting
4.7 Rigidity of toe
4.8 Zipper
4.8.1 Puller attachment strength Principle Apparatus Procedure
4.8.2 Lateral strength test Principle Apparatus Test specimens Procedure
4.9 Eyelet and stud
4.9.1 Principle
4.9.2 Apparatus
4.9.3 Preparation of test specimens
4.9.4 Procedure
4.10 Thread strength
4.11 Water resistance
5 Marking
5.1 Basic marking
5.2 Additional information
5.2.1 Information for use
5.2.2 Electrical insulation footwear
5.2.3 Antistatic footwear
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Determination of types of footwear
A3 General approach for conducting a risk assessment
A4 Factors for identifying and evaluating fire fighter risks
A4.1 General
A4.2 Level of firefighter training and experience
A4.3 Level of fitness and health of the firefighter
A4.4 Function of the firefighter at the incident scene
A4.5 Environmental conditions at the incident scene
A4.6 Specific hazards to be faced at the incident scene
A4.7 Known limitations of firefighting footwear and other PPE
A4.8 Appropriate fit of firefighting footwear
A4.9 Type and application of command system at the incident scene
Appendix B
Cited references in this standard
Rulings to protective footwear Standards, Ruling 2: Flame resistance (Ruling to AS/NZS 4821(Int):2002)
Personal protective equipment — Safety footwear
Uppers and bottoms thread—Physical testing—Break and extension at break
prEN 13832:2000
Footwear protecting against chemicals and micro-organisms
prEN 13287:2002
Safety, protective and occupational footwear for professional use—Test method and specification for the determination of slip resistance
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