EN 943-2 :2002 (UNI EN 943-2:2002)

Protective clothing against liquid and gaseous chemicals, including liquid aerosols and solid particles
Performance requirements for “gas-tight” (Type 1) chemical protective suits for emergency teams (ET)
NOTE: – The text of the standard refers to prEN 943-1:2001, now EN 943-1:2002
“Gas-tight” chemical protective suit
Type 1a ET
Like type 1a for emergency teams.
Type 1a ET
like Type 1b for emergency teams.
N.B. – The suits must satisfy the requirements of EN 943-1:2002 in addition to those listed belowi


Preconditioning (EN 943-1 clause 4.1 Annex B): 5 cycles of washing (if laundering is provided for)
Conditioning (EN 943-1 clause 4.2 Annex B): 24 hours at (20 ± 2) °C and (65 ± 5) %RH – Start the tests within 5 minutes after removing the test specimen



Marking according to EN 340


Marking for chemical hazards
EN 943-1:2002
Type of protective clothing (*)
Type 1a ET

Type 1a ET

– The number and date of the relevant European standard if the chemical protective suit is also submitted to tests for additional hazards (e.g. resistance to heat and flames, mechanical impacts, poor visibility)
– year of manufacture and, where appropriate, the date of expiry (it may be on the packaging)


– The “read instructions for use” pictogram
(*)= the pictogram shown is optional and the property of INDUTEX 
  • N.B.
    The marking shall specify the corresponding type: Type 1a-ET (limited use), Type 1a-ET (reusable),
    Type 1b-ET (limited use), or Type 1b-ET (reusable).
    The marking of combined or combinable components must comply with the specifications of the relevant standards..


EN ISO 13034: 2005

EN-ISO 13982-1:2004

EN 14605:2005

943-1 :2002 (UNI EN 943- 1:2003)


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