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Reference FprEN 61482-2:2009
Title Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 2: Requirements
Project Number 21521
Abstract/Scope IEC 61482-2:2009 is applicable to protective clothing used in work if there is an electric arc hazard. Specifies requirements and test methods applicable to materials and garments for protective clothing for electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an electric arc based on: - relevant general properties of the textiles, tested with selected textile test methods, and - arc thermal resistance properties, such as: a) the arc rating of materials (ATPV or EBT50), when tested with an open electric arc under defined laboratory conditions according to IEC 61482-1-1, or b) the arc protection class of materials and garments (Class 1 or Class 2), when tested with a directed and constrained electric arc under defined laboratory conditions according to IEC 61482-1-2. Requirements of this standard do not address electric shock hazards. The present standard is applicable in combination with standards covering such hazards.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5091
Current Stage code date 2010-11-17
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 61482-2:2009 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.260 - Electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Live working; Protective; Clothing; Thermal hazards; Electric arc
Note D137/006: CLC/TC 78 to develop the common modifications required by the PPE Consultant in order to circulate the draft to voting procedure
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5091 2010-11-17    
5062 2010-09-01 2010-11-16  
5061 2010-06-01 2010-09-01  
5061 2010-04-27 2010-06-01  
5091 2009-07-01 2009-10-01  
5061 2009-05-26 2009-07-01  
5060 2009-03-24 2009-04-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-01-16 2009-03-20  
3090 2008-07-04 2008-07-31  
5060 2008-03-10 2008-03-24 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-10-05 2008-03-07  
1090 2007-10-02 2007-10-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3175-2:1998
ISO 3758:1991
ISO 5077:2007
ISO 6330:2000
ISO 13688
ISO 13934-1:1999
ISO 13937-2:2000
ISO 13938-1:1999
ISO 14116
ISO 15025
ISO 17493:2000
EN 61318
EN 61477:2009
corr. March 2010
EN 61482-1-1:2009
EN 61482-1-2

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.