International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 50286:1999
Title Electrical insulating protective clothing for low-voltage installations
Project Number 2459
Abstract/Scope This standard is applicable to electrical insulating protective clothing used by skilled persons when they are working on or near live parts of low voltage installations at nominal voltages up to 500 V a.c. or 750 V d.c. The purpose of this clothing when used in conjunction with other PPE, such as boots and gloves etc., is to prevent dangerous current from passing through persons when there is a risk of unintentional contact with several live parts located in and around the working area. Where the risk of unintentional contact with live parts is restricted e.g. with live parts in front of the worker, the wearing of this clothing is not essential. NOTE: Some restrictions on the use of this clothing may exist in areas with hot climatic conditions, for example.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-05-21
Current Stage code deadline 1999-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) PPE (89/686/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/031
Order Voucher BC/CLC/93-08/AV1


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document  
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
13.340.10 - Protective clothing
Keywords Insulating clothing; Protective clothing; LV installation
Note Corrigendum to EN issued October 2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-05-21 1999-11-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-09-01 1998-12-01  
5099 1998-08-01 1998-09-01  
5062 1998-05-29 1998-08-01  
5020 1997-09-15 1998-03-15  
3090 1997-07-01 1998-01-01  
3093 1996-11-05 1997-05-15  
3090 1995-10-10 1996-03-31  
3020 1995-01-20 1995-07-20  
3020 1994-05-17 1994-11-17  
3020 1994-01-01 1994-07-31  
3093 1993-05-26 1993-07-31  
3020 1993-04-30 1993-10-30  
2020 1991-05-22 1993-03-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-05-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-12-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(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.