As a global chainsaw specialist, Clogger chainsaw protection is tested and certified by a number of third party agencies. We focus on exceeding the standard rather than just meeting it.
1. New Zealand and Australia
All Clogger chainsaw protective garments are certified by Bureau Veritas NZ Ltd to the Australian and New Zealand standard, AS/NZS 4453.3:1997. Testing to this standard is performed at a chain speed of 20 meters/second.
2. North America
Clogger chainsaw protective garments are certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to ASTM F1897-14 for USA and to BNQ 1923-450-1 for Canada. In addition, they meet the Worksafe BC Standard as set out in their OHSR Section 8-21 (2). These North American regulations specify the following minimum chainspeed ratings:
- ASTM F1897-14: 2750 ft/min
- BNQ 1923-450-1: 3000 ft/min
- Worksafe BC: 3300 ft/min
All standard Clogger chainsaw protective garments currently offered in the United States are made using Arrestex HP which has a chainspeed rating of 3500 feet/minute which exceeds each of these standards.
The Arcmax range of garments are made with Arrestex FR which has an even higher chainspeed rating of 3600 feet/minute.
3. Other Standards
Clogger’s fire resistant range, Arcmax, complies with additional standards.
For arc protection, the outer fabric rating is 8.2 calories/cm², which is higher than the minimum level specified by NFPA Code 70E, HRC category 2, of 8 calories/cm².
For retroreflectivity, this range complies with AS/NZS 4602, ANSI 107 and CSA Z96.
4. The Ongoing Certification Process
Product certification to chainsaw protective standards by these internationally renowned companies is your assurance that each garment is made to the same strict specifications as those garments originally submitted for testing. To gain certification status, requires the demonstration of an ongoing testing procedure, along with regular audits to check documentation and other internal processes.
All this assures you that the product you purchase meets and exceeds the requirements set out by the regulatory standards.
If you would like to know more about the standards in your country or have any questions, please contact us. We will be happy to help you!