MASCOT’s workwear is certified according to high international standards. Here, you can learn more about the various certifications to make sure that you have the correct workwear for your working conditions.
ISO 9001:2015 - quality management
EN ISO 20471
certification for high visibility workwear
Today, in more and more industries, employees need to wear safety workwear. In particular, this applies to industries where a large part of the work takes place near traffic, cranes and other motorised vehicles, as well as work that takes place in the dark. And it is a good investment. EN ISO 20471 certified safety workwear keeps employees safe while they concentrate on work. The employees will be visible at night, during the day, and from all angles, including from the rear where it is impossible for them to see. With the right EN ISO 20471 safety workwear, neither reflectors nor the fluorescent material will be hidden by blind angles.
EN ISO 20471 is an international standard that imposes requirements on visible workwear for employees in high-risk areas. Using the right safety workwear is important and must be prioritised. Even if working in areas where visibility is important only takes place during a short part of the working day. EN ISO 20471 is divided into three classes, in accordance to the risk zone you work in and to how well the product is able to protect the employee. It is the visibility requirement – and thus the requirement for the area consisting of reflectors and fluorescent materials – that determines which class you need to choose. In all products, the reflecting ability of all reflectors fulfils what previously corresponded to class 2.
Minimum areas of visible material in m²
|Class 3||Class 2||Class 1|
|Reflective Tape||0,20 m²||0,13 m²||0,10 m²|
|Fluorescent material||0,80 m²||0,50 m²||0,14 m²|
The highest class is class 3. There are two ways to attain class 3 at MASCOT. Either choose an EN ISO 20471 product that is rated class 3 on its own (e.g. a jacket) or choose two products that together are class 3 certified. MASCOT has had approved a unique and simple letter system, which makes it easier to understand the various classes and provides an overview of the different combination options for attaining class 3 clothing. The system is approved by the certification institute, and it eliminates uncertainty. This way, employees always have the right safety class. The combination options for EN ISO 20471 safety workwear can also be found on the label, on the washing instructions and in the user information on the clothes.
MASCOT products which are certified in accordance with EN 342:2017, guarantee you a high degree of protection against the cold.
Clothing that is certified in accordance with EN 342:2017 is guaranteed to keep you well protected from the cold. Proper clothing is essential when working in cold environments, as it is important that you stay protected and warm. A cold environment is characterised by a temperature of -5 °C or lower, measured not just on the basis of air temperature, but with consideration paid to humidity and wind as well. If it is very windy, you may need a higher degree of insulation, even if the actual temperature remains unchanged. It is important that your workwear stays dry, as its ability to protect can become impaired when it gets wet. In order to improve protection against the cold and prevent local cooling, it is also important to wear warm clothing on your hands and feet, as well as warm headgear. It is also important that your clothing is zipped up and kept tight around openings, such as the wrists, for example.
MASCOT’s EN 343 certified products protect you from wind and weather.
This standard indicates the minimum values for workwear that can be used in all kinds of weather.
When you work outside in all kinds of weather, the workwear must offer the best protection against wind and weather. Workwear that is certified in accordance with EN 343 protects against rain and snow, lets the skin breathe and conducts moisture and sweat away from the body.
EN 343 certified workwear is tested to withstand great hydrostatic pressure and for its ability to conduct sweat away from the body. Workwear that is used in all kinds of weather must not only keep the wearer dry, but also withstand a hard day’s work. Therefore, the material used in EN 343 certified products is also tested on tear strength, among other things. Elasticity is also tested: The product’s various layers are tested for their ability to maintain their fit after repeated use. In other words, EN 343 certified workwear is tested to withstand the challenges it may encounter while working in all kinds of weather.
EN ISO 11611 describes the minimum requirement for workwear that protects the wearer from brief welding or similar processes with corresponding risks.
The EN ISO 11611 certified safety clothing must protect the wearer from sparks, brief contact with fire and minimise the risk of electric shock from brief, accidental contact with electrical conductors. The workwear must cover the whole body in order to obtain optimal protection. This is achieved by using both jacket and corresponding trousers. When using welding techniques that produce a lot of sparks, we recommend using additional protection for head, hands and the front of the clothes. To avoid sparks burnt onto workwear, the safety apparel certified in accordance with EN ISO 11611 only has a minimum amount of pockets and other features so sparks don’t get stuck.
On this site, you can find two certifications that offer protection against heat and fire. You can read about both certifications below and then easily find the products that fit your work situation.
Workwear from MASCOT certified in accordance with EN ISO 11612 is made of a material that protects the wearer from exposure to heat and fire.
EN ISO 11612 certified workwear that protects the wearer against heat and fire. The EN ISO 11612 standard describes clothing that is manufactured in a material designed to protect the user’s body from heat and/or fire. With the exception of EN ISO 11612 certified hoods, products that offer protection of head, hands and similar are not covered by this standard. We recommend using additional protection for these exposed areas. EN ISO 11612 certified safety clothing is suitable for industrial workers, electricians and so on.
Products from MASCOT with EN ISO 14116 certification describe safety clothing that protects against heat and fire.
The EN ISO 14116 standard specifies safety apparel, materials and material compositions with limited flame spread. Safety clothing certified in accordance with EN ISO 14116 protects the user from short-term, accidental contact with heat or sparks. For longer exposure to heat, additional protection is required. Workwear certified in accordance with EN ISO 14116 lowers the chance that the safety clothing will ignite and pose as a safety hazard for the user.
MASCOT products that are certified in accordance with IEC 61482-2 provide users with different forms of protection against thermal hazards from electric arcs.
Clothing that is certified in accordance with IEC 61482-2 protects against the thermal hazards associated with electric arcs. During an arc blast, clothing can be exposed to flames, radiation and metal shrapnel from electrodes. It is therefore important that you are wearing the right clothes. Your clothing needs to provide sufficient insulation to protect against any flames and metal shrapnel, and to protect you against intense heat and the risk of second-degree burns. For optimal protection, your workwear needs to cover your entire body. Jackets and trousers need to be worn together with other items of protective equipment, such as a hardhat with face shield, protective gloves and safety footwear, in order to ensure the correct level of protection. You can also use multiple layers to further increase your level of protection. For example, you will be even better protected if you wear fire-retardant undergarments beneath your fire-retardant clothing.
Here, you can read about protective clothing with electrostatic properties. EN 1149-3 and EN 1149-5 certification is for your safety.
EN 1149-3:2004 - electric discharge
Safety apparel where the surface material of the clothing is tested according to its electric discharge properties. This standard specifies workwear that is tested for its ability to dissipate electrostatic charge from the surface of the clothing material. The standard explains that the safety apparel has been tested for its ability to discharge electrostatic charges to the air and therefore won’t conduct it to the user of the clothing.
EN 1149-5:2008 - the design and performance of the material
This standard describes the requirements for electrostatic properties for safety apparel used in areas where there is a hazard of sudden electrostatic discharge. The test method for EN 1149-5:2008 specifies the requirements for materials and design of safety clothing with electrostatic properties, in order to protect the wearer as best possible.
EN 13034 – Products from MASCOT certified in accordance with EN 13034 provide limited protection from liquid chemicals.
EN 13034/EN 13034+A1 offers limited protection against small quantities and splashes of liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB  equipment). Safety apparel with this certification is suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of exposure to small splashes of chemicals, but where full body protection is not required. EN 13034 certified safety clothing is suitable for situations when you are in areas where you risk being exposed to small quantities of chemicals. Quickly remove the safety apparel if it’s exposed to chemicals.
MASCOT’s ProWash® products are tested according to the test method EN ISO 15797 and can easily tolerate industrial washing and drying.
ProWash® is MASCOT's term for products that can tolerate industrial washing and drying. It's the label to look for when you need products that are suitable for industrial washing. ProWash® products are tested according to the EN ISO 15797 standard, which means they can tolerate industrial washing up to a max of 75 degrees and subsequent drying. Selected MASCOT products can tolerate washing at higher temperatures.
MASCOT's ProWash® products are for anyone who needs workwear that can tolerate industrial washing. MASCOT's ProWash® label is your guarantee that the products you choose will be long-lasting and retain both shape and colour, even after repeated industrial washing and drying.
The test procedure
The test method (EN ISO 15797) does not involve any specific requirements, but indicates how well products tolerate industrial washing. The EN ISO 15797 standard involves several test methods. MASCOT products which are tested according to the EN ISO 15797 standard are tested using one or more of the following test methods: 8B, 6A and 6B.
EN 13758-2 UPF 40+ - Properties that protect against UV rays
A product certified according to EN 13758-2 provides documented protection against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. The products are labelled with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF value), which corresponds to the protection capability. A label with, for example, a UPF 20+ factor indicates that a maximum of 1/20 of the sun's harmful rays penetrate the clothing. This means that, thanks to the clothing, you can expose the protected skin to the sun's rays 20 times longer than you would without protection. The protection capability is reduced if, for example, the product becomes worn, if the care instructions are not followed or if the clothing becomes wet. The highest UPF label that the clothing can carry is UPF 40+, which corresponds to a maximum penetration of 2.5% of the sun's harmful rays.
EN ISO 20345-Stardard European pentru certificarea pantofilor de protecție.
Safety shoes and boots are a critical element in your workwear to ensure that your working day ends well, should an accident happen. MASCOT’s EN ISO 20345 certified safety footwear protects your feet, so you can avoid permanent injury should something heavy be dropped on your toes or you step on something sharp.
EN ISO 20345 certified safety shoes and boots are slip resistant (SRC) and have an ergonomic fit. Safety footwear from MASCOT is certified in accordance with safety classes S1P or S3, which indicate the requirements for protection. The safety classes S1P and S3 cover safety shoes, boots and sandals with full safety, i.e. shoes and boots with midsoles and toe caps for people who need particularly sturdy safety footwear. Footwear in safety class S3 is also water-repellent and heat-resistant up to 300 °C (HRO).
Safety Classes for safety shoes
Safety footwear is divided into classes according to the protection they offer, such as S1P and S3. Here you can see an overview of what is included in each safety class
|Certified to EN ISO 20345:2011||✔||✔|
|Protective toe cap||✔||✔|
|Oil and petrol resistant outer sole||✔||✔|
|Water-repellent or waterproof||✔|
Comfort is top notch in all MASCOT® FOOTWEAR. But beyond comfort there are many different features in MASCOTs wide range of safety footwear for many different disciplines. Therefore, we have divided the range into footwear safety classes, as within each class there are a number of common features. Safety classes are listed with the most comprehensive security class at the top.
Working in kneeling positions is a great strain on the body and on your knees in particular. Therefore, it is important to use the right kind of knee protection that fits optimally on your knees. By combining knee protection certified according to EN 14404 with trousers with an ergonomic fit, you are guaranteed the best protection throughout your working day.
Approved according to EN 14404, type 2, class 1
Approved according to type 2: Fixed in the pockets in the trouser legs or permanently fixed to the trousers.
Approved according to class 1: Suitable for use on flat floors on which you will typically not find objects larger than 1 cm in height. Provide protection against penetration of min. 100 N
Fits MASCOT products in sizes C42-C72, in fabric qualities 010, 430, 620, 630, 860, 880, 154, 012, and products in other fabric qualities with CORDURA® kneepad pockets
EN 14404 is a European standard that’s developed to set requirements for knee pads in order to best protect the user’s knees. Knee pads are tested based on different requirements, such as impact absorption, the ability to distribute pressure over the entire surface while kneeling as well as the ability to prevent sharp or pointy objects from penetrating the material.
In order to achieve protection in accordance with the EN 14404 norm, you can use MASCOT® Waterloo knee pads in the workwear trousers with which they are certified. Certification is only achieved by combining the knee pads with these trousers. MASCOT® Waterloo are certified according to EN 14404, type 2, class 1, which refers to knee pads that are attached to the trousers using the accompanying pockets and are suitable for work in kneeling positions. They help provide the best protection during a long working day spent kneeling. MASCOT® Waterloo can also be shortened so that they fit all trousers, while maintaining their EN 14404 certification.
When using MASCOT® Waterloo kneepads, the requirements according to EN 14404 are meet.
Safety Class S1-
Full safety: Shoes, sandals and boots with toe cap. Not water-repellent.
Options: A wide assortment of footwear with diffferent closure systems. Safety footwear with toe cap, slip resistant and anti-static soles, and a closed heel.
Safety Class S1P –
Full safety: Shoes and boots with midsole and toe cap. Not water resistant.
Options: A very wide range, both with and without scuff caps, different closure systems, many shoes and sandals, as well as a boot option, several widths including a selection of women's models, in different materials. Always with high walking comfort.
Especially worn by: Workers in need of particularly sturdy footwear for use indoors, summer use or occasional outdoor use year round
Safety Class S2
Full safety: Safety footwear with toe cap. Water-repellent.
Options: Safety footwear with toe cap, slip resistant and anti-static soles and a closed heel. Water-repellent according to EN ISO 20345
Safety Class S3
Full safety: Water-repellent / waterproof shoes and boots with midsole and toe cap
Options: A very wide range, both with and without scuff caps, different closure systems, shoes and boots, waterproof or water repellent, in various materials. Some with Vibram® soles and heat resistant up to 300 ° C. Always with high walking comfort. Especially worn by: Outdoor workers who need special sturdy footwear that is also suitable in keeping out the rain. Shoes and boots with scuff caps are mainly worn by people who frequently work on their knees.
Safety Class S4
Full safety: Safety footwear with slip resistant soles and toe cap. Water-repellent according to EN ISO 20345.
Options: Boots with toe cap, shock absorbing and anti-static soles. Slip resistant according to SRC. Water-repellent.
Safety Class S5
Full safety: Safety footwear with nail protection and toe cap. Water-repellent.
Options: Boots with safety. With toe cap, nail protection and shock absorbing, slip resistant and anti-static soles. Footwear with a profile depth of more than 2.5 mm. Water-repellent according to EN ISO 20345.
ESD APPROVED SAFETY FOOTWEAR
Avoid static electricity
You can find the ESD approved safety footwear in several of the MASCOT footwear ranges. All of MASCOT’s ESD approved safety shoes, safety boots, and safety sandals are approved in accordance with the existing ESD norm.
ESD stands for ‘Electrostatic Discharge’. Static electricity occurs when two materials with different electric charges make contact with each other. In some professions, it is required that specific areas are ESD secured to protect electrical components and equipment. Humans are highly electrically conductive, and static electricity therefore easily arises from you when you walk on the floor at your workplace or touch the equipment and instruments. In many cases, components can be damaged by even very small voltages that people cannot feel at all. In order to prevent electrical damage, it is therefore necessary to use ESD approved workwear and safety shoes
ULTRA SLIP RESISTANT SOLE
It is crucial for your safety to have slip resistant footwear. Whether or not your shoes are slip resistant depends on the sole material and if the sole pattern is designed to offer superb grip. The sole pattern should be self-cleaning, so dirt and mud won’t get stuck in the grooves as this can make the footwear heavy and inflexible to wear.
At MASCOT we use the latest research to make the soles slip resistant. All of MASCOT’s soles are tested and approved according to both SRA and SRB (respectively, test with soap on ceramics and test with oil on steel), meaning that they automatically achieve the best standard within slip resistant soles, SRC