Document EN 61482-2:2020 Live working. Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc Requirements is a normative document. It pertains to live working and provides protective clothing requirements against thermal hazards caused by an electric arc.
The standard has been recognized as a harmonized standard since March 5, 2021, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union OJ L 077 - March 5, 2021.
EN 61482-2:2020, which is part of IEC 61482, defines the requirements and test methods for materials and clothing used to protect employees performing electrical work from thermal hazards caused by an electric arc. It is specifically intended for work environments where there is a risk of exposure to electric arc dangers.
This document does not cover other hazards related to electric shock, as they are addressed by separate standards.
Additionally, this standard does not address other thermal effects associated with an arc flash, such as noise, light emission, pressure increase, hot oil, electric shock, physical and psychological shock, or toxic effects.
Furthermore, eye, face, head, arm, and leg protection against arc flash hazards are not covered by this document. Please note that requirements and tests for arc flash hazards in these body parts are currently under development.
It is important to note that this document does not cover protective clothing specifically used for work intentionally involving an electric arc, such as arc welding or the use of plasma torches.