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Helly Hansen Index Page

Helly Hansen Safety Clothing
Helly Hansen Page 1 Fleece clothing, including flame retardant wool
Helly Hansen Page 2 Flame retardant, high visibility, water proof outerwear and accessories
Helly Hansen Page 3 Outerwear: industrial, forestry, all purpose, high visibility, Impertech™, polar wear (2008 updated), immersion suits
Helly Hansen Page 4 2012 Updated Items

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Product Recomendation
Abrasive Atmosphere Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Essential, Cotton Duck
Awards Programs Helly Tech, Rainlight, Impertech, Cotton Duck
Chemical Protection Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highllner, Impertech, PVC and Impertech Sanitation
Cold Environment Bodywear, Crafter Fleece, Pile, Hlghllner, Arendal Security, Cotton Duck, Polarwear
Construction: Laborer Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Fluorescent Orange/Lime HI-VIS, Cotton Duck
Construction: Supervisor Crafter Fleece, Helly Tech, Fluorescent Orange/Lime HI-VIS, Cotton Duck
Construction: Marine Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Cotton Duck
Flammable Applications FR Bodywear, FR Protection Layer
Fishing: Commercial Highliner, Mandal/Tvedestrand, Cotton Duck
Fishing: Recreation Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Helly Tech, Cotton Duck
Food Plant Sanitation Mandal/Tvedestrand, Impertech, PVC and Impertech Sanitation
Food Processing White Mandal/Tvedestrand Jackets, Bibs
Golf Course Management Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Helly Tech, Essential, Cotton Duck
Graveyard I Cemetery Crew Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Cotton Duck
Irrigation Work Mandal/Tvedestrand, Hlghllner, Impertech, Cotton Duck
Landscaping Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Cotton Duck
Mining Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highllner, Impertech, Bodywear, Crafter Fleece or Pile, Polarwear
Municipality: Cotton Duck
Pressure Washing Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Security, Cotton Duck
Rain Protection Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Impertech Sanitation
Sanitation / Refuse Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highliner, Impertech, Helly Tech
Security: Parking Mandal/Tvedestrand, Highllner, Impertech, Impertech Sanitation, Cotton Duck
Security: Police Security, Essential, Helly Tech
Traffic Control Security, Impertech, Helly Tech
Transportation Work Security, Hi Vis Category
Uniforms Security, Hi Vis Category, Cotton Duck, Helly Tech
Utilities: Maintenance Helly Tech, Essential, Impertech, Cotton Duck, HI VIS Category
Utilities: Meter Reading Mandal/Tvedestrand, Hlghllner, Impertech, Cotton Duck, Helly Tech
Waste Water Treatment Helly Tech, Essential, Cotton Duck
Always... Wear Helly Hansen Bodywear to keep you dry in all applications

Comfort and safety at work have been our business since 1877. That was the year Captain Helly Juell Hansen came ashore, after 20 years of working at sea, to make durable, waterproof clothing for sailors and fishermen. His mission - to keep the workers dry and warm was a success. Over the years that followed he continued to find new ways of making clothing to protect and perform, providing comfort through innovation and quality.

For 125 years Helly Hansen has pushed the barriers of performance clothing. The brand developed Fibrepile® in the 1960s and provided a new category of clothing with extraordinary thermal insulation. Survival suits for off-shore use and closed cells in buoyancies improved safety at sea in the 1970s. Fast-drying thermal underwear that keeps the skin dry was launched in the same decade. Waterproof clothing was gradually developed from oiled canvas to modern lightweight PVC in the 1 950's. This lead onto waterproof and breathable Helly Tech® which revolutionized comfort in the workplace and outdoors, in the 1980's.

For more than a century Helly Hansen has been a leader in design excellence, fabric development and innovation. Today that trend continues, with a strong focus on protective clothing for work. And the brand has an advantage: through strong links with top athletes around the world, products have been tried and tested in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. By combining knowledge and experience from both Workwear and extreme Outdoor Sports, Helly Hansen remains a trusted partner and supplier of perform-ance outdoor workwear.

Scientific research supports real-life experience:

Scientific research in the workplace has revealed that a moderate variation in body temperature can greatly reduce concentration and increase risk-inducing behavior.

A worker who is suffering from cold or heat stress is both a health risk and a liability to his or her employer. Workers unable to maintain a thermo-neutral zone, or comfort zone, have a higher tendency to become injured and need time off work, thus reducing productivity.

Nelly Hansen's Layering System has been developed to maintain a thermo-neutral zone for the human body, allowing it to perform with high efficiency and precision.


In the United States, fewer standards exist that specify or classify the performance of protective clothing for most of the products manufactured by Helly Hansen. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the chief U.S. standards development organization for writing full product specifications; however the only applicable standard is ANS1107 for High Visibility Safety Apparel. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has also recently prepared a specification for flame and heat resistant apparel, but primarily prepares test methods that describe how protective apparel are evaluated. The following are three key standards affecting Helly Hansen products:

ANSI/ISEA107 High visibility clothing

The standard addresses clothing intended to provide visibility to wearer in both day-time and nighttime conditions. The standard sets requirements for the minimum area and color performance for fluorescent background materials for daytime visibility. The standard also sets minimum requirements for reflective striping, which provides nighttime visibility when illuminated by vehicle headlights. Three garment classes are established based on the amounts of fluorescent background and reflective striping material. Two levels of photometric performance are based on the brightness and intensity of the reflected light of the reflective striping. The icon below is used to show compliance with the standard. The two numbers to the right of the icon indicate the garment class and photometric level. This standard is similar to EN 471.

ASTM F2303 Flame and heat resistant protective clothing

ASTM F2302 is a new specification designed to set minimum performance criteria for protective clothing where other specialized standards do not apply. The specification requires minimum flame resistance using the ASTM D6413 test method (described below) and heat resistance, as based on an International test method, ISO 17493. The specification requires that clothing materials show no more than a 2 second after flame and 6 inch char length when tested to ASTM D6413. For heat resistance, materials should not ignite, melt, drip, separate, or shrink more than 10% when placed in an oven for 5 minutes at 500°F. Reusable garment materials are tested new and after 10 cycles of laundering.

ASTM D6413 Flame resistance test method

ASTM D6413 is the preferred test method for demonstrating material flame resistance performance for flame-resistant clothing. The test measures the time a material will con-tinue to burn (called "afterflame time") and the damaged length (called "char length") when the cut material edge is vertically exposed to a 1 inch methane flame for 12 seconds. The test method does not set specific acceptance criteria. The general indus-try practice and use of this test method in other flame-resistant clothing standards are to accept materials that show after-flame times of 2 seconds or less, and char lengths of 6 inches or less, without evidence of melting or dripping by the material under these test conditions.


The CE Marking System

Helly Hansen makes workwear which falls under the definition of personal protective equipment (PPE), and is therefore marked in accordance with the CE marking regulations (EN standards). Such workwear is intended to protect against accidents or injuries when working under conditions involving cold, heat, flame, rain and reduced visibility.

The EU Directives Classify PPE in Three Categories:

Category 1 covers the lowest level of PPE. The user is assumed to assess the needs for protec-tion himself, and there is a limited risk of severe consequences of not using appropriate clothing. The products under this category are self declared by the marketer to comply with the standards. HH products under this category are waterproof cloth-ing (ENV 343) and clothing protecting against cold (ENV 342). Category 2 covers products intended to be used in environments with risk for severe, but not fatal consequences (not category 1 nor 3). The products must be tested and certified by a notified body. Products under this cate-gory are flame retardant clothing (EN 531/533), clothing for high visibility (EN 471) and lifejackets (EN 395, 396 and 399) and buoyancy aids (EN 393).Category 3 covers products and envi-ronments where the user can be exposed to mortal danger or to dangers that may seriously and irreversibly harm health. Helly Hansen has no workwear in this category.

Product Performance

The CE mark provides documentation that the product complies with performance standards set for a product of such nature. It is not an assurance that the product will prevent risk of accidents or severe injuries when the user is exposed to such risks in a working environment.

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