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1 SVENSK STANDARD SS-EN 812:2012 Fastställd / Approved: Publicerad / Published: Utgåva / Edition: 2 Språk / Language: engelska / English ICS: Stötskyddsmössor Industrial bump caps

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3 Europastandarden EN 812:2012 gäller som svensk standard. Detta dokument innehåller den officiella engelska versionen av EN 812:2012. Denna standard ersätter SS-EN 812, utgåva 1 och SS-EN 812 / A1, utgåva 1. The European Standard EN 812:2012 has the status of a Swedish Standard. This document contains the official version of EN 812:2012. This standard supersedes the Swedish Standard SS-EN 812, edition 1 and SS-EN 812 / A1, edition 1. Copyright / Upphovsrätten till denna produkt tillhör SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sverige. Användningen av denna produkt regleras av slutanvändarlicensen som återfinns i denna produkt, se standardens sista sidor. Copyright SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. All rights reserved. The use of this product is governed by the end-user licence for this product. You will find the licence in the end of this document. Upplysningar om sakinnehållet i standarden lämnas av SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, telefon Standarder kan beställas hos SIS Förlag AB som även lämnar allmänna upplysningar om svensk och utländsk standard. Information about the content of the standard is available from the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS), telephone Standards may be ordered from SIS Förlag AB, who can also provide general information about Swedish and foreign standards. Denna standard är framtagen av kommittén för Hjälmar, SIS / TK 525. Har du synpunkter på innehållet i den här standarden, vill du delta i ett kommande revideringsarbete eller vara med och ta fram andra standarder inom området? Gå in på - där hittar du mer information.

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5 EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM EN 812 February 2012 ICS Supersedes EN 812:1997 English Version Industrial bump caps Casquettes anti-heurt pour l'industrie Industrie-Anstoßkappen This European Standard was approved by CEN on 17 December CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member. This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions. CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION C O M I T É E U R O P É E N D E N O R M A LIS A T I O N EUROPÄIS C HES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels 2012 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 812:2012: E

6 SS-EN 812:2012 EN 812:2012 (E) (E) Provläsningsexemplar / Preview Contents Page Foreword Scope Normative references Terms and definitions Physical requirements Materials and construction Cradle Comfort band or sweatband Retention Headband/nape strap Chin strap Ventilation Accessories Performance requirements Mandatory requirements Impact protection Resistance to penetration Chin strap anchorages Optional requirements Very low temperature ( 20 C or 30 C) Resistance to flame Electrical properties Test requirements Samples Conditioning for testing Temperature conditioning cabinet Low temperature High temperature Water immersion Artificial ageing Very low temperature Testing atmosphere Headforms Construction Selection of size Impact protection Principle Apparatus Procedure Resistance to penetration Principle Apparatus Procedure Chin strap anchorages Principle Apparatus Procedure Resistance to flame Principle

7 EN SS-EN 812: :2012 (E) (E) Apparatus Test procedure Electrical properties Test Test Test Marking and information Markings on the bump cap Additional information to be supplied by the manufacturer Annex A (informative) Recommendations for materials and construction Annex B (informative) Alternative method for artificial ageing Annex C (informative) Significant technical changes between this European Standard and EN 812: Annex ZA (normative) Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC Personal Protective Equipment Bibliography

8 SS-EN 812:2012 EN 812:2012 (E) (E) Provläsningsexemplar / Preview Foreword This document (EN 812:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC Head protection, the secretariat of which is held by BSI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by August 2012, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by August Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 812:1997. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. Annex C provides details of significant technical changes between this European Standard and the previous edition. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. 4

9 EN SS-EN 812: :2012 (E) (E) 1 Scope This European Standard specifies physical and performance requirements, methods of test and marking requirements for industrial bump caps. Industrial bump caps are intended to provide protection to the wearer against the effects of striking his head against hard, stationary objects with sufficient severity to cause laceration or other superficial injuries. They are not intended to provide protection against the effects of falling or thrown objects, or moving or suspended loads. EN 397. An industrial bump cap should not be confused with an industrial safety helmet, as specified in 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 960:2006, Headforms for use in the testing of protective helmets ISO 6487:2002, Road vehicles Measurement techniques in impact tests Instrumentation 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 industrial bump cap headgear, hereinafter referred to as a bump cap, intended to protect the wearer s head against injury caused by striking the head against hard, stationary objects It may consist of the items defined in 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and shell hard, smoothly finished material that may provide the general outer form of the bump cap the head. It may be fitted with external coverings, which may provide a means of maintaining the bump cap on 3.3 harness assembly complete assembly that may provide a means: a) of maintaining the bump cap in position on the head; b) of absorbing kinetic energy during an impact. A harness may include the items defined in 3.3.2, 3.3.3, and

10 SS-EN 812:2012 EN 812:2012 (E) (E) Provläsningsexemplar / Preview headband part of the harness, if fitted, completely or partly surrounding the head above the eyes at approximately the largest horizontal circumference of the head The headband may include a nape strap nape strap adjustable or self-adjusting strap that fits behind the head below the plane of the headband A nape strap may be an integral part of the headband, and may be elasticated cradle assembly of parts of the harness, if fitted, in contact with the head, excluding the headband and nape strap, if fitted The cradle may be either fixed or adjustable comfort band or sweatband accessory to cover at least the inner front surface of the headband, if fitted, to improve wearer comfort 3.4 ventilation holes holes provided in the shell, and/or external coverings, which can allow circulation of air inside the bump cap 3.5 chin strap strap which fits under the chin to help secure the bump cap on the head 3.6 chin strap anchorages means by which the material of the chin strap is attached to the bump cap This includes, for example: the component(s) fitted to the ends of the chin strap material for this purpose; that part of the bump cap shell or of the headband where the chin strap is attached. 3.7 bump cap accessories any additional parts for special purposes Examples of accessories are chin strap, neck protector, nape strap, external coverings. 3.8 wearing height vertical distance from the lower edge of the headband, if fitted, (or from the lower edge of the bump cap if there is no headband) to the highest point of the headform on which the bump cap is mounted, measured either at the front (midway between the sides of the headform) and at the side (midway between the front and back of the headform) whichever gives the greater distance 6

11 EN SS-EN 812: :2012 (E) (E) 4 Physical requirements 4.1 Materials and construction The bump cap may consist of a smooth shell, which may be enclosed by an outer covering. The bump cap shall incorporate means to absorb the energy of an impact. Recommendations for materials and construction of bump caps are given in Annex A. For those parts of the bump cap that come into contact with the skin, materials which are known to be likely to cause skin irritation or any adverse effect on health shall not be used. There shall be no sharp edge, roughness or projection on any part of the bump cap which is in contact, or potential contact, with the wearer when the bump cap is worn, such as is likely to cause injury to the wearer. Any part of the bump cap which can be adjusted, or removed by the wearer for the purpose of replacement, shall be so designed and manufactured as to facilitate adjustment, removal and attachment without the use of tools. Any adjustment system incorporated within the bump cap shall be so designed and manufactured as not to become incorrectly adjusted without the wearer s knowledge under the foreseeable conditions of use. 4.2 Cradle If the bump cap is fitted with a cradle incorporating textile tapes, their individual widths shall be not less than 15 mm, and the total of the widths of the tapes radiating from their intersection shall be not less than 72 mm. Further reference to textile tapes is made in Annex A. 4.3 Comfort band or sweatband If a sweatband is provided, it shall cover the inner front surface of the headband, if fitted, for a length of not less than 100 mm each side of the centre of the forehead. The length shall be measured with a flexible measure along a line (10 ± 1) mm above the lower edge of the headband. It shall have a width not less than that of the headband over the length which it covers. Recommendations regarding characteristics of the sweatband, if fitted, are given in Annex A. 4.4 Retention Means shall be provided to secure the bump cap on the wearer s head. Any one of the following is deemed to satisfy this requirement: a) external coverings to the shell which incorporate an elasticated rear section, passing below the plane of the headband; b) a nape strap; c) a chin strap or means of attaching one. 4.5 Headband/nape strap The length of the headband or the nape strap, if fitted, shall be adjustable in increments of not more than 5 mm. 7