Safety Footwear: EN Standards Guide

posted by on April, 22, 2016 in Safety Standards

Choosing the right Footwear Foot protection is unquestionably the most important aspect of choosing the right footwear but other factors can be

Below, a summary presentation of every standard applicable to

EN ISO 20345:2011 Personal Protective Equipment -

SAFETY FOOTWEAR  EN ISO 20344:2011 Personal Protective Equipment - Test methodsfor footwearSAFETY FOOTWEAR

EN ISO 20347:2007 Personal Protective Equipment - Occupational

footwear

EN ISO 13287:2006 Specifications and test methods for determination

of slip resistance

EN ISO 15090:2012 Footwear for firemen

EN ISO 17249:2007 Chainsaw cut resistant footwear

EN ISO 20349:2010 Personal protective equipment (PPE) - safety

footwear protecting against thermal risks and

molten metal splashes for foundries and

welding - Requirements and test methods

EN ISO 20345 - CERTIFIED SAFETY FOOTWEAR:

Specification for

has been designed, with toe caps for providing protection against impact, when tested at an energy level of 200 J.

I. Footwear made from leather and other materials, excluding all-rubber or all-polymeric footwear.

II. All-rubber or all-polymeric footwear.

Marking categories of safety shoes:

Category Class:                      Additional requirement

SB                                           I or II

S1                                           I Closed seat region, antistatic properties, energy absorption of seat region

S2                                           I As S1 plus water penetration and water absorption.

S3                                           I As S2 plus penetration resistance and cleated outsole.

S4                                           II Antistatic properties. Energy absorption of seat region.

S5                                           II As S4 plus penetration resistance and cleated outsole.

Addtional Requirements:                                                Symbol:

Whole footwear Penetration resistance                                P

Conductive footwear                                                             C

Antistatic footwear                                                                A

Electrically insulating footwear                                              I

Heat insulation of sole complex                                            HI

Cold insulation of sole complex                                            CI

Energy absorption of seat region                                          E

Water resistance                                                                  WR

Metatarsal protection                                                            M

Ankle protection                                                                    AN

Upper Water penetration and water absorption                   WRU

Cut resistance                                                                      CR

Outsole Resistance to hot contact                                        HO

SAFETY FOOTWEAR for professional use: Footwear with characteristics suitable for protecting the wearer against injuries that may occur in the professional sectors for which the footwear

EN ISO 20347: OCCUPATIONAL FOOTWEAR

Specifications for work footwear for professional use. This footwear is different from SAFETY FOOTWEAR by the fact that these do not have toe caps against injury from falling objects or crushing impacts.

EN ISO 13287:2007: SLIP RESISTANCE

EN ISO 13287:2007 is used to certify safety, protective and occupational footwear.

Marking of product for slip resistance properties                                 Symbol

Ceramic tile with sodium lauryl sulphate                                               SRA

Steel with glycerol                                                                                 SRB

Ceramic tile with sodium lauryl sulphate & steel with glycerol               SRC

EN ISO 15090:2012: FOOTWEAR FOR FIREMEN

Markings for EN ISO 15090:2012 include the following:

Type designation

F1 – Outdoor interventions without need for penetration, toe or chemical protection.

F2 – Fire suppression and rescue with penetration and toe protection without chemical protection.

F3 – Fire suppression and rescue with penetration, toe and chemical protection.

Additional features, if not included in Type:

HI – heat insulation                       P – penetration resistance

T – toecap                                    R – rigid toepuff.

I – electrical insulation                  A – antistatic

CI – cold insulation                       CH – chemical resistance

M – metatarsal protection             AN – ankle protection

Pictogram with appropriate footwear classification

F1 = mandatory F1 only

F1A = F1 plus antistatic

F1AP = F1A plus penetration resistance

F1I = F1 plus electrical insulation

F1PI = F1I plus penetration resistance

F2 = mandatory F2 only

F2A = F2 plus antistatic

F2I = F2 plus electrical insulation

F3 = mandatory F3 only

F3A = F3 plus antistatic

F3I = F3 plus electrical insulation

EN ISO 17249:2004 – SAFETY FOOT WEAR WITH RESISTANCE TO CHAINSAW CUTTING

Markings for EN ISO 17249:2004 include the following:

Protection level 1 chain speed up to20 m/s 2 chain speed up to 24 m/s

3 chain speed up to 28 m/s 4 chain speed up to 34 m/s

HRO heat resistant outsole (optional)

FO fuel oil resistant outsole (optional)

EN ISO 20349: 2010

EN ISO 20349: 2010 – PPE – Footwear protecting against thermal risks and molten metal splashes as found in foundries and welding – markings include the following:

Any relevant marking as in EN ISO 20345

Al if the footwear passes aluminium splash

Fe if the footwear passes iron splash

 

 

 

 

 

Different workplaces present varying degrees of safety requirements. Our extensive

taken on board when making the decision such as; preference, wearer acceptance, comfort, brand, design, and colour along with other considerations. It is for that reason that we offer many different styles, from

sports style safety trainers to safety wellington boots and also a range of brands such as CAT, DeWalt, Cofra, Goliath and Magnum.

NEW EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR SAFETY FOOTWEAR

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