What is EN342?

What is EN342?

Posted by Helen Wood on behalf of Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd on 19th Nov 2021

EN342 is a European standard that pertains to cold-weather clothing. This standard establishes a framework and test procedures for the performance of clothing ensembles (i.e.,two-piece suits/coveralls) in cold environments with temperatures of -5°C or below.

Clothing that has been certified in accordance with EN 342:2017 is guaranteed to keep you warm throughout the winter. Working in chilly locations requires the use of appropriate apparel in order to be protected and warm. A cold environment is defined by a temperature of -5 °C or lower, which is measured not only in terms of air temperature, but also in terms of humidity and wind.

Even though the temperature is constant, if it is highly windy, you may require a higher degree of insulation. It's critical that your workwear keeps dry because its ability toprotect canbe compromised if it becomes damp.

This Portwest Waterproof Jacket is a popular option in a variety of sectors.

Featuring a drawstring hood, studded storm flap, and various storage pockets, this jacket is tough, functional, and full of features. 


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The following Portwest styles are certified to EN 342: S427, S426, S768, S766, S765, RT27, C468, RT32, S266, S463, C465, C466, C467, S464, G465, C565, S434, S461, S460, RT30, RT34, R460, S467, S462, S360, S466, FR59, S433, CS10, S437, S686, S482, S489, CS11, FR58, CS12, S485, S585, FR53

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