Personal protective equipment: Fires and firefighting

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighting purposes is a key requirement for fire and rescue services. Services should provide PPE for firefighting that conforms to BS EN 469:2005 Protective clothing for firefighters — Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting.

Fire service personnel should be aware that in the event of flashover, structural firefighting PPE on its own is unlikely to provide adequate protection to the wearer.

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