NBN ISO 16073-4:2021

Wildland firefighting personal protective equipment — Requirements and test methods — Part 4: Gloves (ISO 16073-4:2019)


About this standard

Publication date
02 June 2021
ICS Code
13.220.10 (Fire-fighting)
13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

About this training


This document specifies the minimum performance requirements and methods of test for personal
protective equipment (PPE), gloves, that cover the hands whilst wildland firefighting.
This document covers the general design of the PPE, the minimum levels of performance for the
materials employed and the methods of test used. This PPE is not intended to provide protection during
fire entrapment. A risk assessment (see ISO/TR 21808) can be undertaken to determine if the gloves
covered by this document are suitable for their intended use and the expected exposure.
This document does not cover PPE for structural firefighting (see ISO 11999-4), for use against chemical,
biological, radiological and nuclear hazards, or for use where a reflective outer surface is required (see
ISO 15538).
Activities in support of wildland firefighting, such as the cutting of trees and the use of a chainsaw
can require additional protection to that provided in this document. Users can refer to the relevant
standards for the requirements associated with such protection.