Snickers Workwear Symbols Key

These symbols will help you find the right garment. They are used as guides in the product descriptions. The following definitions apply:

Snickers Workwear Features.

Multi Pocket
Mobile Phone
Mobile phone

CE Standards.

personal protection equipment
Personal Protective Equip­­ment (PPE).

When the CE mark is used alone in our trouser descriptions, it refers to knee protection. It is also used to show that our work gloves fulfill CE standards.

protection against weather
EN 343 Protection against foul weather.

This standard encompasses materials and stitching and is divided into two sections: water penetration and resistance to water vapour.

For water penetration there are 3 classes, where Class 2 requires Wp (water pressure) ≥ 8000 Pa and Class 3 requires Wp ≥ 13000 Pa. Class 1 requires the same as Class 2, but without pre-treatment.

For resistance against water vapour, that is to say RET, (the lower the rating the greater the penetration) there are 3 classes:

Class 1: RET ≥ 40
Class 2: 20 < RET ≤ 40
Class 3: RET ≤ 20

Water penetration is noted at the top in the symbol and resistance to water vapour is at thebottom in the symbol.

EN 471 High Visibility warning clothes.

This standard specifies requirements for clothing capable of signalling the user's presence visually. Performance requirements are included for colour and retroreflection as well as for minimum areas and for the disposition of the materials.

There are 3 different classes (class 3 is the highest class).

Class 3: Total fluorescent area must be at least 0.8 m² and 0.2 m² reflective material.
Class 2: Total fluorescent area must be at least 0.5 m² and 0.13 m² reflective material.
Class 1: Total fluorescent area must be at least 0.14 m² and 0.10 m² reflective material.

EN 388 Gloves giving protection for mechanical risks.

This standard applies to all kinds of protective gloves in respect of physical and mechanical aggressions caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. Protection against mechanical risks is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific risk. The performance level is from 1-5, where 4 or 5 is the best result.

a. Resistance to abrasion: based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove.

b. Blade cut resistance: based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed.

c. Tear resistance: based on the amount of force required to tear the sample.

d. Puncture resistance: based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point.

In all cases, 0 indicates the lowest level of performance, as follows. These are the requirements for each performance levels. The performance level is displayed alongside the pictogram.

Performance level
a. Abrasion resistance (cycles) <100 100 500 2000 8000
b. Blade cut resistance (factor) <1.2 1.2 2.5 5.0 10.0 20.0
c. Tear resistance (newton) <10  10 25 50 75
d. Puncture resistance (newton) <20 20 60 100 150

EN 511 Protecive gloves against cold.

This standard applies to any gloves to protect the hands against convective and contact cold down to –50 °C. Protection against cold is expressed by a pictogram followed by a series of 3 performance levels, relating to specific protective qualities.

a. Resistance to convective cold: Performance level 0–4. Based on the thermal insulation properties of the glove which are obtained by measuring the transfer of cold via convection.

b. Resistance to contact cold: Performance level 0–4. Based on the thermal resistance of the glove material when exposed to contact with a cold object.

c. Permeability by water: 0 or 1. 0 = water penetration after 30 minutes of exposure. 1 = no water penetration.

X=performance level not tested.

All gloves must also achieve at least performance level 1 for abrasion and tear according to EN 388.

EN 11611 Welding protection.

EN 11611 This standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing including hoods, aprons, sleeves and gaiters that are designed to protect the wearer's body including head and feet and that are to be worn during welding and allied processes with comparable risks.

A1: Indicates that the garments meet the requirements for limited flame spread for surface ignition.
A2: Indicates that the garments meet the requirements for limited flame spread for bottom-edge ignition.

Class 1: Manual welding techniques with light formation of splatters and drops.
Class 2: Manual welding techniques with heavy formation of splatters and drops.

EN 11612 Heat & flame protection.

This standard specifies performance for garments made from flexible materials, which are designed to protect the wearer's body, except the hands, from heat and /or flame.

A Limited flame spread
A1 Surface ignition
A2 Bottom edge ignition
B Convective heat
C Radiant heat
D Molten aluminium splash
E Molten iron splash
F Contact heat

EN 1149 Electrostatic properties.

This European Standard specifies material and design requirements for electrostatic dissipative protective clothing, used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharges.

The material shall meet requirements according to EN 1149-1 (Surface resistance) or 1149-3 (Induction charging). The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This European Standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.

EN 14404 Knee Protection Standard.

This standard encompasses the size, force distribution, penetration resistance and user testing of kneepads.

Type 2, Level 1
Reliable knee protection for craftsmen with a mobile working environment that involves regular kneeling to perform their job. Designed to protect the knees from pebbles, nails and other small objects up to 1 cm on hard and flat surfaces.

Type 2, Level 0
Effective knee protection for craftsmen who occasionally need to work on their knees indoors. Designed to protect the knees on flat surfaces.

Snickers Workwear kneepads are designated and certified for use with the Snickers Workwear trousers' knee pockets, according to EN 14404:2010. The kneepads are not certified for other branded trousers.

Washing instructions.

do not iron Do not iron
iron at max Iron at maximum 110°C
iron at max Iron at maximum 150°C
iron at max Iron at maximum 200°C
40 degrees Maximum washing temp. 40°C
60 degrees Maximum washing temp. 60°C
85 degrees Maximum washing temp. 85°C
dry cleaning Dry cleaning
do not dry clean Do not dry clean
tumble dry Tumble drying lower temp.
tumble dry Tumble drying normal temp.
do not tumble dry Do not tumble dry
no bleach No Bleach


Patent and Registered Community Design (RCD).

Innovation and product development are at the very core of the Snickers Workwear brand. As a result of this intense focus, many of our advanced products or solutions feature registered patents. Many products are also covered by Registered Community Design (RCD).

In our catalogue, products with registered design or with functions included in patent applications or patents are marked with the symbols below.

patent This product is patented or has a patent application in selected countries both within Europe and world wide.
registered design This product has a Registered Community Design (RCD), or national design registrations.