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 THE CE MARK INDICATES CONFORMITY WITH THE ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC).



HELLY HANSEN WORKWEAR PPE PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED AND TESTED TO THE STANDARDS WHICH SUPPORT THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC), AND IS THEREFORE MARKED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CE MARKING REGULATIONS.



HELLY HANSEN’S WORKWEAR IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AGAINST ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES WHEN WORKING UNDER CONDITIONS INVOLVING COLD, HEAT, FLAME, RAIN AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.



THE CE MARK REFERS TO THE SAFETY OF THE PRODUCT. EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) IS THE LAWS OF THE EUROPEAN MEMBER STATES RELATING TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE). EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) DEFINES THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE WHICH MUST BE FULFILLED BY PPE TO ENSURE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.



THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE (89/686/EEC) CLASSIFIES PPE IN THREE CATEGORIES:



Category 1 covers the lowest level of PPE. The user is assumed to assess the needs for protection himself, and there is a limited risk of severe consequences of not using appropriate clothing. The products under this category are self declared by the marketer to comply with the standards. HH products under this category are waterproof clothing (EN 343) and clothing protecting against cold (EN 342).



Category 2 covers products intended to be used in environments with risk for severe, but not fatal consequences (not category 1 nor 3). The products must be tested and certified by a notified body. Products under this category are flame retardant clothing (EN 531/533, EN 470), clothing with protection against static electricity (EN 1149), high visibility (EN 471), lifejackets (EN 395, 396 and 399) and buoyancy aids (EN 393).



Category 3 covers products and environments where the user can be exposed to mortal danger or to dangers that may seriously and irreversibly harm health. Products under this category complies with CLC/TS 50354; clothing for use by workers at risk from exposure to an electrical arc .



Product Performance

The CE mark provides documentation that the product complies with performance standards set for a product of such nature. It is not an assurance that the product will prevent risk of accidents or severe injuries when the user is exposed to such risks in a working environment. Below is a condensed presentation of the harmonized European (EN) standards used in the HH Workwear collection.



For complete information about the CE marking system, please contact our representative or the local authorities.



* The test data is given as an integral part of the symbol as measured to prescribe methods on a scale from 1 to 3, whereby 3 is the highest level.



* The actual data for a HH product is given on the inseam label and on the booklet attached to the garment as well as in the product section of this brochure and at http://www.hellyhansen.com/