All Big Jim Chainsaw Clothing is certified by BSI to AS/NZS 4453.3 Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Protective legwear.
Our ArborTex High-Performance protective Pads and full garments have been tested to the requirements of the standard. Certification is a user's assurance that the products have been tested and approved by an internationally recognised certification body.
Chainsaw Protective Clothing Standards History
Since 1988, Chainsaw Protective Clothing in Australia and New Zealand has been made to NZS 5840. In 1997 a joint Australian and New Zealand standard was issued, AS/NZS 4453, the performance requirements of the standard were superior to the requirements of NZS 5840. The standard could not be enforced due to the technical difficulties encountered during the testing process.
Even though it was based on the European standard EN381, because of some subtle differences, there was no way of testing the product to it. Consequently, NZS 5840 remained the benchmark for performance.
Up until April 2010, Elliotts Chainsaw Protective Clothing has been made to meet the performance requirements of NZS 5840 and the design requirements of AS/NZS 4453. Elliotts Chainsaw Protective Clothing was certified in October 2010 by SAI Global to AS/NZS 4453.3:1997 Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Protective legwear.