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Clothing & Protective Wear - Certification & Assessment

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We provide certification and assessment services and training for all of the Clothing & Protective Wear processes, equipment, accessories, services and standards. Auditing and certification is undertaken using specialist assessors in this sector.

Product certification & marks

SABS Product Services offer a Qualification Scheme for the Clothing & Protective Wear Industry. This scheme provides the Clothing & Protective Wear components industry with an independent qualification service that enables them to demonstrate compliance through a qualification certificate.

Related certifications

ISO 6530:2005

Protective clothing -- Protection against liquid chemicals -- Test method for resistance of materials to penetration by liquids

ISO 5234:2005

Textile machinery and accessories -- Metallic card clothing -- Definitions of dimensions, types and mounting

ISO 11079:2007

Ergonomics of the thermal environment -- Determination and interpretation of cold stress when using required clothing insulation (IREQ) and local cooling effects

ISO/TR 2801:2007

Clothing for protection against heat and flame -- General recommendations for selection, care and use of protective clothing

ISO 13994:2005

Clothing for protection against liquid chemicals -- Determination of the resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids under pressure

ISO 9920:2007

Ergonomics of the thermal environment -- Estimation of thermal insulation and water vapour resistance of a clothing ensemble

ISO 13982-1:2004

Protective clothing for use against solid particulates -- Part 1: Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing providing protection to the full body against airborne solid particulates (type 5 clothing)

ISO 17492:2003

Clothing for protection against heat and flame -- Determination of heat transmission on exposure to both flame and radiant heat

ISO 13506:2008

Protective clothing against heat and flame -- Test method for complete garments -- Prediction of burn injury using an instrumented manikin

ISO 9185:2007

Protective clothing -- Assessment of resistance of materials to molten metal splash

ISO 8096:2005

Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics for water-resistant clothing -- Specification

ISO 17491-3:2008

Protective clothing -- Test methods for clothing providing protection against chemicals -- Part 3: Determination of resistance to penetration by a jet of liquid (jet test)

ISO 17491-4:2008

Protective clothing -- Test methods for clothing providing protection against chemicals -- Part 4: Determination of resistance to penetration by a spray of liquid (spray test)

ISO 12127-1:2007

Clothing for protection against heat and flame -- Determination of contact heat transmission through protective clothing or constituent materials -- Part 1: Test method using contact heat produced by heating cylinder

ISO 16602:2007

Protective clothing for protection against chemicals -- Classification, labelling and performance requirements

ISO 11393-6:2007

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 6: Test methods and performance requirements for upper body protectors

ISO 4105:1978

Textile machinery and accessories -- Wires for flexible card clothings

ISO 8194:1987

Radiation protection -- Clothing for protection against radioactive contamination -- Design, selection, testing and use

ISO 9150:1988

Protective clothing -- Determination of behaviour of materials on impact of small splashes of molten metal

ISO 9151:1995

Protective clothing against heat and flame -- Determination of heat transmission on exposure to flame

ISO 11393-1:1998

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 1: Test rig driven by a flywheel for testing resistance to cutting by a chain-saw

ISO 11613:1999

Protective clothing for firefighters -- Laboratory test methods and performance requirements

ISO 13688:1998

Protective clothing -- General requirements

ISO 13996:1999

Protective clothing -- Mechanical properties -- Determination of resistance to puncture

ISO 13997:1999

Protective clothing -- Mechanical properties -- Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects

ISO 13995:2000

Protective clothing -- Mechanical properties -- Test method for the determination of the resistance to puncture and dynamic tearing of materials

ISO 13999-1:1999

Protective clothing -- Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives -- Part 1: Chain-mail gloves and arm guards

ISO 14877:2002

Protective clothing for abrasive blasting operations using granular abrasives

ISO 15025:2000

Protective clothing -- Protection against heat and flame -- Method of test for limited flame spread

ISO 6942:2002

Protective clothing -- Protection against heat and fire -- Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat

ISO 15384:2003

Protective clothing for firefighters -- Laboratory test methods and performance requirements for wildland firefighting clothing

ISO 11393-4:2003

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 4: Test methods and performance requirements for protective gloves

ISO 11393-3:1999

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 3: Test methods for footwear

ISO 9903-2:2003

Textile machinery and accessories -- Main dimensions for section wires for metallic card clothing -- Part 2: Foot with interchaining

ISO 9903-1:2003

Textile machinery and accessories -- Main dimensions for section wires for metallic card clothing -- Part 1: Foot without interlocking or interchaining

ISO 15538:2001

Protective clothing for firefighters -- Laboratory test methods and performance requirements for protective clothing with a reflective outer surface

ISO 15831:2004

Clothing -- Physiological effects -- Measurement of thermal insulation by means of a thermal manikin

ISO 13998:2003

Protective clothing -- Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

ISO 6529:2001

Protective clothing -- Protection against chemicals -- Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to permeation by liquids and gases

ISO 17493:2000

Clothing and equipment for protection against heat -- Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven

ISO 16603:2004

Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids -- Determination of the resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood and body fluids -- Test method using synthetic blood

ISO 11612:2008

Protective clothing -- Clothing to protect against heat and flame

ISO 13999-2:2003

Protective clothing -- Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives -- Part 2: Gloves and arm guards made of material other than chain mail

ISO 13999-3:2002

Protective clothing -- Gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives -- Part 3: Impact cut test for fabric, leather and other materials

ISO/TR 11610:2004

Protective clothing -- Vocabulary

ISO 22612:2005

Clothing for protection against infectious agents -- Test method for resistance to dry microbial penetration

ISO 22608:2004

Protective clothing -- Protection against liquid chemicals -- Measurement of repellency, retention, and penetration of liquid pesticide formulations through protective clothing materials

ISO 22609:2004

Clothing for protection against infectious agents -- Medical face masks -- Test method for resistance against penetration by synthetic blood (fixed volume, horizontally projected)

ISO 13982-2:2004

Protective clothing for use against solid particulates -- Part 2: Test method of determination of inward leakage of aerosols of fine particles into suits

ISO 12127-2:2007

Clothing for protection against heat and flame -- Determination of contact heat transmission through protective clothing or constituent materials -- Part 2: Test method using contact heat produced by dropping small cylinders

ISO 14116:2008

Protective clothing -- Protection against heat and flame -- Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing

ISO 11393-5:2001

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 5: Test methods and performance requirements for protective gaiters

IEC 61331-3

Protective devices against diagnostic medical X-radiation - Part 3: Protective clothing and protective devices for gonads

IEC 60895

Live working - Conductive clothing for use at nominal voltage up to 800 kV a.c. and +/- 600 kV d.c.

IEC 61482-1-2

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-2: Test methods - Method 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test)

IEC 61482-2

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 2: Requirements

IEC 61482-1-1

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-1: Test methods - Method 1: Determination of the arc rating (ATPV or EBT50) of flame resistant materials for clothing

IEC 60335-2-17

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

SANS 50381-1

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain saws Part 1: Test rig for testing resistance to cutting by a chain saw

SANS 50381-2

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain saws Part 2: Test methods for leg protectors

SANS 50381-5

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain saws Part 5: Requirements for leg protectors

SANS 10371

Terms and definitions for clothing

SANS 316

Industrial hand protectors (leather and fabric) and leather protective clothing

SANS 1118-1

School clothing Part 1: General requirements for school clothing

SANS 10011

Care-labelling of textiles and clothing

SANS 1118-2

School clothing Part 2: Blazers

SANS 50471

High-visibility warning clothing for professional use - Test methods and requirements

SANS 1118-9

School clothing Part 9: Knee-high stockings and ankle socks

SANS 1118-10

School clothing Part 10: Jerseys and cardigans

SANS 1891-1

Performance requirements for clothing Part 1: Shirts

SANS 1118-3

School clothing Part 3: Trousers and shorts

SANS 1118-4

School clothing Part 4: Shirts

SANS 724

Personal protective equipment and protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc

SANS 1118-6

School clothing Part 6: Dresses, tunics and gyms

SANS 1118-7

School clothing Part 7: Girls' slacks and skirts

SANS 434

General protective clothing

SANS 60335-2-17

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

SANS 1118-11

School clothing Part 11: Briefs

SANS 1118-12

School clothing Part 12: Tracksuits

SANS 1118-13

School clothing Part 13: Athletic wear

SANS 61482-1-1

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc Part 1-1: Test methods - Method 1: Determination of the arc rating (ATPV or EBT50) of flame resistant materials for clothing

ISO 16604:2004

Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids -- Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood-borne pathogens -- Test method using Phi-X 174 bacteriophage

ISO 11611:2007

Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes

ISO 11393-2:1999

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain-saws -- Part 2: Test methods and performance requirements for leg protectors

ISO 14460:1999

Protective clothing for automobile racing drivers -- Protection against heat and flame -- Performance requirements and test methods

ISO 13994:2005

Clothing for protection against liquid chemicals -- Determination of the resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids under pressure

ISO 27065:2011

Protective clothing -- Performance requirements for protective clothing worn by operators applying liquid pesticides

ISO 22488:2011

Ships and marine technology -- Shipboard fire-fighters' outfits (protective clothing, gloves, boots and helmet)

IEC 60335-2-17

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

ISO 17491-1:2012

Protective clothing -- Test methods for clothing providing protection against chemicals -- Part 1: Determination of resistance to outward leakage of gases (internal pressure test)

ISO 17491-2:2012

Protective clothing -- Test methods for clothing providing protection against chemicals -- Part 2: Determination of resistance to inward leakage of aerosols and gases (inward leakage test)

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives

SANS 13998

Protective clothing - Aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives