EN 14404: 2004+A1: 2010

EN 14404: 2004+A1: 2010

Protection of the knees for work performed in kneeling position

This standard makes it possible to assess the types as well as the levels of performance relative to the protections for the knees for all the professional activities which require kneeling down.

• The performances of the EN 14404:2004+A1:2010 standard are distributed between 4 types of protection for the knee:

- Type 1: Protections for the knees which are independent of all clothing items and are fixed around the leg.
- Type 2: Plastic foam to insert in the pockets of the legs of pants.
- Type 3: Devices which are not fixed to the body but put in place during movement of the user. They can be provided for each knee or for
    both knees together.
- Type 4: Accessories having additional functions, such as a frame which helps the user to get up or to kneel down.

* In addition, the performances of the EN 14404:2004+A1:2010 standard are distributed between the following three levels:

Level 0: Flat surface – no resistance to penetration required
Level 1: Flat surface –resistance to penetration of at least 100N required
Level 2: Difficult conditions, resistance to penetration of at least 250N required