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.
EN ISO 20471 is an international standard that sets requirements for safety clothing for persons working in areas that require high visibility. The class designation (the number next to the symbol) describes how well the product can protect the wearer. The highest class that can be achieved is class 3. The EN ISO 20471 standard also sets requirements for the reflective material’s ability to reflect light. Clothing certified according to EN ISO 20471 is also tested after washing. Unless otherwise stated on the clothing label, the material has been tested after five washes. Some of MASCOT’s clothing is tested after far more washes. This is stated on the product. Clothing that is combined can be classified according to a higher protection class than an item of clothing used on its own. The possible higher class is indicated in the label of the clothing using a simple combination form.
Effective cold protection is achieved by wearing clothes that are certified in accordance to EN 342. EN 342 protects you in cold environments. In order to achieve the best thermal protection, the garments should remain dry and be used in combination with gloves, hat, etc. to avoid local cooling. Close your clothes carefully and tighten sleeves around your wrists. Each garment is protected to certain classes of protection. The first number indicates the air permeability (AP) Class 1-3, where 3 indicates the highest class. The second number indicates its resistance to water penetration Class 1-2, where 2 indicates the highest class. The certificate is obtained from FIOH (The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health).
When work has to be carried out, whatever the weather, it is important to be properly dressed. Look for the EN 343-certification if you want to ensure comfort regardless of precipitation and wind. EN 343 is the European standard for protective clothing and describes protection against rain. In the description two references are indicated. The first number indicates the water tightness and the second number refers to the breathability of the overall product. Both scale values run from 1-3, where 3 indicates the highest class. The certificate is obtained from FIOH (The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health).
The standard specifies the minimum requirements for protective clothing used during welding and equivalent processes with comparable risks. There are two classes, 1 and 2, where Class 2 is the highest (= the most protective). This has replaced the old standard EN 470-1.
Clothing for protection against heat and flame. This standard describes outer garments of a flexible fabric which are designed to protect the wearer’s body, except the hands, from heat and / or fire. With the exception of hats and gaiters that are used to protect the head, hands and feet are not covered. This has replaced the old standard EN 531.
Materials, material combinations and clothing with limited flame spread. This standard specifies the performance requirements the limited flame spread properties of materials, material combinations and protective clothing to reduce the possibility of clothing burning and thereby itself constituting a hazard. This has replaced the old standard EN 533.
Protective clothing against thermal hazards of an electric arc. Part 1-2: Test methods - Method 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing through the use of a forced and controlled arc (box test). There are two classes, 1 and 2, where 2 is the highest (= the best protection). This has replaced the old standard ENV 50354.
Some of MASCOT’s products have electrostatic properties.
EN 1149-3:2004 - electrical discharge.
This standard describes the breakdown of electrostatic charges from materials clothing.
EN 1149-5:2008 - materials performance and design
This standard describes the requirements for materials and construction of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing, which is used as part of a basic system to prevent incendiary discharges.
EN 13034/EN 13034 + A1. The standard describes the performance requirements for chemical protective clothing that provides limited protection against liquid chemicals (Type 6 - and Type PB  equipment). Chemical Protective Clothing with limited protection is intended for use in the event of a potential exposure to low volume splashes, fluid dispersion or spray with low pressure and volume.
An Industrial Washing and finishing method for testing of workwear. The standard specifies test methods and equipment which can be used to determine whether materials are suitable for workwear for industrial washing. Independent testing institutes carry out tests for MASCOT according to criteria established by the ETSA (European Textiles Services Association).
MASCOT’s safety footwear is certified according to the European standard EN ISO 20345, which guarantees a high protection of your feet. The footwear is further divided into the security classes S1P and S3. Learn more about the different standards and safety classes here.
EN ISO 20345 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 and is also covered by safety classes S1P and S3.
Full safety: Shoes and boots with midsole and toe cap. Not water resistant.
Options: A very wide range, both with and without scuff caps, different closure systems, many shoes and sandals, as well as a boot option, several widths including a selection of women's models, in different materials. Always with high walking comfort.
Especially worn by: Workers in need of particularly sturdy footwear for use indoors, summer use or occasional outdoor use year round.
Full safety: Water-repellent / waterproof shoes and boots with midsole and toe cap
Options: A very wide range, both with and without scuff caps, different closure systems, shoes and boots, waterproof or water repellent, in various materials. Some with Vibram® soles and heat resistant up to 300 ° C. Always with high walking comfort.
Especially worn by: Outdoor workers who need special sturdy footwear that is also suitable in keeping out the rain. Shoes and boots with scuff caps are mainly worn by people who frequently work on their knees.
Footwear with an ESD label avoid electrostatic charging and are able to conduct away controlled static electricity from the body. This will avoid damages to, for example, sensitive electronic components.
Excellent traction with slip resistant soles. Approved by both SRA (tested with soap on ceramics) and SRB (tested with oil on steel), which automatically achieves the best standard for slip-resistant soles, SRC.
The DGUV Regel 112-191 refers to foot and knee protection. More concretely, it means that each orthopaedic shoe modification or usage of an insole must be confirmed by an independent testing institute to ensure that the safety shoe still conforms to the requirements of its safety class (e.g. S3 or S1P). Therefore, orthopaedic modifications on MASCOT shoes can only be performed by the company Mander-Malms Schuhtechnik GmbH.