SNZ AS/NZS 2161.6
- Occupational protective gloves Part 6: Protective gloves for structuralfirefighting-Laboratory test methods and performance requirements
This Standard specifies test methods and minimum requirementsfor protective gloves to be worn during structural firefighting andassociated activities where there is a risk of heat and/orflame.
This Standard provides minimum performance requirements forprotective gloves designed to protect against injury infirefighting operations.
This Standard covers the general glove design, the minimumperformance levels of the materials used and the methods of testfor determining these performance levels.
This Standard does not cover special gloves for use in otherhigh risk situations such as specialized firefighting. It does notcover protection for the head, torso, arms, legs and feet orprotection of the hands against other hazards, e.g. chemical,biological, radiation and electrical hazards, except for limited,accidental exposure to fireground chemicals and contaminated bloodor body fluids. These aspects may be dealt with in otherstandards.
Selection of the appropriate system of clothing, includinggloves, is dependent on carrying out an effective risk assessmentthat identifies the hazards to be faced, evaluates the likelihoodof those hazards and provides the means of reducing or eliminatingthese hazards.
NOTE: Guidelines for conducting a risk assessment and somefactors for consideration are included in Appendix D