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BS EN 14404

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Personal protective equipment, Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position

ProGARM® produces safety garments that are certified in accordance with the EN 14404 Type 2 standard. This EN Standard relates to trousers and coveralls which offer kneepad pockets to protect the wearer when kneeling.


About this EN Standard

EN 14404 only applies in combination with certified knee pads and a garment that has been assessed. All ProGARM® workwear garments with knee pockets comply with EN 14404 and have been assessed accordingly by a notified body.

The measurements prescribed for kneepads depend on the size of the garment in which they are used. The ProGARM® Gel Foam kneepads is our recommended kneepad for use in our garments to ensure the pad fits the pocket and offers protection for wearers from short to long leg lengths.

There are three properties of knee protectors that are tested - these are Penetration Resistance, Force Distribution and Shock Absorption. Two levels of protection can be provided. The ProGARM® Gel Foam Knee Pad has been tested according to and meets the requirements for EN14404 Level 1.

Level 1: This level requires knee pads to provide protection on a surface on which the wearer will not generally risk injury from lying objects more than 1 cm high. Penetration resistance of at least 100 N.

Level 2: This level requires kneepads to be able to withstand use under heavy conditions, such as kneeling on stones in mines and quarries. Penetration resistance of at least 250 N.

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