MASCOT’s own quality label, TESTED TO WORK, is not an international standard, but is MASCOT's quality stamp that guarantees you a proven product. It means that both the fabric and the suppliers are quality assured. It also means that the product has been produced under good working conditions and with numerous checks along the way. The product has also undergone wearer trials before we put it into production. And, we've checked that it has the right features for your daily work. All this and much more is what TESTED TO WORK stands for. It is your guarantee of quality!
MASCOT’s workwear is certified according to high international standards. Here, you can learn more about the various certifications to make sure that you have the correct workwear for your working conditions.
The class designation (the X next to the symbol) indicates the class in relation to how well the product is able to protect the user. The highest class that can be achieved is class three. Clothing that is combined as an outfit can be classified according to a higher protection class than an item of clothing used on its own. The highest possible class is specified on the label of the garment. Clothing certified in accordance with EN ISO 20471 are tested after washing. Unless otherwise stated on the clothing label, the material has been tested after five washing cycles.
The best way to protect yourself from the cold is to use workwear that is certified in accordance with EN 342. In order to obtain maximum protection, your workwear should be kept dry and tight around openings, such as the cuffs. Each individual product is classified in accordance with different values: thermal insulation value, degree of air permeability and, if applicable, waterproofness (WP). The higher the insulation value, the better the protection. The insulation value is stated by the product. Air permeability is stated as a pictogram and is graded from 1–3 with three being the highest.
When a job needs to be done whatever the weather, it is important to be properly dressed. EN 343 is used to add different values to clothing that protects against the rain. Next to the symbol are three values. The first value indicates the product's waterproofness, while the middle value refers to the breathability of the overall product. Both values are divided into classes from 1–4, with four indicating the highest class. The third value is an optional test of the finished product to test the impact of rainfall from above. R indicates that the product has been tested, while X indicates that the product has not been tested.
When there is a job that needs to be done whatever the weather, it is important to be properly dressed. EN 343 is a European standard for protective clothing. Look for EN 343 certification if you want guaranteed comfort even when it is windy and raining. You will find two values beside the symbol for EN 343. The first value indicates waterproofness. The second value indicates the breathability of the product. Both values are divided into classes from 1–3, with three indicating the highest class in both cases.
This standard specifies the minimum requirements for protective clothing used when welding or performing similar processes with comparable risks. There are two classes, one and two, with class two being the highest (= the best level of protection).
Clothing that protects against heat and flames. This standard describes overalls made from a flexible fabric which are designed to protect the user's body, except the hands, from heat and/or flames. With the exception of hats and gaiters, garments for the protection of the head, hands or feet are not covered. The standard is divided into six indices: A1-A2, B1-B3, C1-C4, D1-D3, E1-E3 and F1-F3). The higher the value, the better the protection attained.
This standard specifies the performance requirements for materials, material combinations and items of protective clothing with limited flame spread properties in order to reduce the likelihood of the clothing catching fire and thereby constituting a hazard. The standard indicates the protection as a class between one and three, where three represents the best protection.
Clothing that protects against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. EN 61482-2 certification contains two test methods. The first test method (EN IEC 61482-1-1, open electric arc test) tests the fabric and garment in order to determine the ATPV/EBT value of the clothing. The second method (EN 61482-1-2, the box test) determines the electric arc protection class of the fabric and the garment through the use of a forced and controlled electric arc. There are two different classes, with class two being the highest and offering the best protection.
Protective clothing with electrostatic properties. Here, you can read about protective clothing with electrostatic properties. The EN 1149-5 (testing method EN 1149-3) certification is for your safety.
EN 1149-3 - electrical discharge.
This standard describes the breakdown of electrostatic charges from the surface of the clothing materials.
EN 1149-5 - materials performance and design
This standard describes the requirements for the materials and design of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing which is used as part of a grounded system to prevent incendiary discharges.
In the EU, companies that handle food must work in accordance with the HACCP principles. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. This is a standardised method that analyses and checks safety risks in the food sector.
EN certification in accordance with DIN 10524 covers specific requirements for design, function and fabric in workwear used by the food sector.
This standard describes the performance requirements for chemical protective clothing that provides limited protection against liquid chemicals (type six and type PB  equipment). Chemical protective clothing with a limited performance ability is intended for use in the event of potential exposure to low volume splashes, fluid dispersion or spray with low pressure and volume.
A product certified in accordance with EN 13758-2 provides documented protection against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. The products are labelled with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF value), which corresponds to the protection capability. The protection capability is reduced if, for example, the product becomes worn out over time, the care instructions are not followed or if the clothing becomes wet. The only UPF that clothing can be labelled with is UPF 40+.
Safety footwear from MASCOT is light, flexible and comfortable – without compromising your safety. Our safety footwear, shoes and sandals are all approved in accordance with the European standard EN ISO 20345. Regardless of which environment you work in, you will find safety footwear in our range that meets the safety requirements, while ensuring the best comfort – throughout the day.
EN ISO 20345: 2011 is a European standard for safety footwear that ensures that safety shoes, boots and sandals conform to the necessary requirements of working in areas where safety is a high priority. All safety footwear from MASCOT® FOOTWEAR is certified in accordance with EN ISO 20345: 2011.
EN ISO 20347 is a European standard for footwear without toe caps for commercial use. The standard covers footwear with certified slip-resistant properties, which is shock-absorbing and breathable, as well as stabilising. MASCOT's range includes footwear that is certified in accordance with EN ISO 20347, with the highest standard in slip resistance (SRC).
The footwear is ESD approved which means that static electricity is discharged. It is a requirement of some professions that certain areas are ESD secured in order to protect electrical components and equipment. Beyond protecting components and products, the anti-static properties of the footwear also protect you against shocks.