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Reference EN 60895:2003
Title Live working - Conductive clothing for use at nominal voltage up to 800 kV a.c. and ± 600 kV d.c.
Project Number 14669
Abstract/Scope Applicable to conductive clothing, either assembled from component parts or forming a single complete clothing, worn by (electrically) skilled persons during live working (especially bare-hand working) at a nominal power system voltage up to 800 kV a.c. and ±600 kV d.c. It is applicable to conductive jackets, trousers, coveralls (one-piece clothing), gloves or mitts, hoods, shoes, overshoe socks and socks. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: - the scope has been extended to cover the use of conductive clothing to ±600 kV d.c.; - revision of the electrical resistance requirements of the fabrics used in conductive clothing; - revision of the testing procedures for complete clothing.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-11-27
Current Stage code deadline 2004-07-01
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Directive(s) PPE (89/686/EEC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 60895:2002 (MOD) + corrigendum Feb. 2003 (EQV)
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
29.240 - Power transmission and distribution networks
29.260.99 - Other electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Clothing; Conductive clothing; Live working
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2003-11-27 2004-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-07-01 2003-11-01  
5062 2003-05-22 2003-07-01  
5091 2002-11-01 2002-11-18  
5061 2002-09-24 2002-11-01  
5020 2002-05-24 2002-07-26  
4099 2002-05-21 2002-05-24  
4020 2001-08-10 2002-01-11  
3099 2001-07-31 2001-08-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-11-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-07-01


Supersedes EN 60895:1996
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 2859-1:1999
ISO 3175-2:1998
ISO 3290:2001
ISO 6330:2000
ISO 9000:2000
ISO 9001:2000
ISO 9004:2000
IEC 60050-151:2001
IEC 60050-651:1999
HD 384.2 S2:2001
HD 437 S1:1984
EN 60417-2:1999
EN 60456:1999
EN 60743:2001
IEC/TR 61318:1994
EN 61477:2002

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