EN 381-5 - Protective clothing for users of hand held saws - Part 5: Requirements for leg protectors

This standard specifies three types or designs of leg protection (e.g., types A, B, and C differentiated by the kind and areas of protection) for those using handheld chainsaws.

Type A – provides partial protection for both feet, with protective coverage starting 5 cm from the bottom of the leg to at least 20 cm above the escapement seam and extending 5 cm to the inside of the right leg and 5 cm to the outer side of the left leg. 

Type B – provides an additional 5 cm of protection on the inside of the left leg. 

Type C – covers the entire foot beginning more than 5 cm from the bottom of the leg to at least 20 cm above the front side seam step and to at least 50 cm below the rear of the stepper stitch.

This norm specifies 4 classes that correspond to the chain speeds used in tests:
• Class 0 : 16 m/s
• Class 1 : 20 m/s
• Class 2 : 24 m/s
• Class 3 : 28 m/s