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MASCOT products certified to EN 61482-1-2 protect the user from brief exposure to electrical arcs. MASCOT products are tested and certified in accordance with test method 1-2, meaning the box test. This means that safety clothing with EN 61482-1-2 is tested and certified only in relation to direct expose to an electrical arc on a limited area on the front of the garment. In addition, the safety clothing is only certified to protect against short-term exposure. Safety clothing certified to EN 61482-1-2 does not offer protection from electric shock. It is important to notice that safety clothing with EN 61482-1-2 is not suited to protect the wearer in environments with possibility of heavy exposure to electrical arcs.
EN 61482-1-2-certified safety clothing is classified in two classes of protection. Safety clothing certified in class 2 offers the best protection for the user.