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Standards for Foot & Leg Protection:  

                                                                                                    

The employer must determine the appropriate protection required for the feet and ankles based on the work assigned to each worker, and ensure each worker wears appropriate footwear.                                                                                                                              

Footwear

EN 345-1:1992 - Safety footwear for professional use - Specification

Superseded by EN ISO 20345:2004

Basic requirements - Safety footwear must have a 200J toecap. Other properties:

(may not all apply to some designs of footwear)

P - penetration resistance

C - conductive

A - antistatic

HI - insulating against heat

CI - insulating against cold

E - energy absorbing seat region

WRU - uppers resistant to water penetration / absorption

HRO - outsole resistant to hot contact

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

SB - basic requirements for safety footwear met

S1 - basic requirements plus closed and energy absorbing seat

region, and antistatic

S2 - as S1 plus water penetration and absorption

S3 - as S2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

SB - basic requirements for safety footwear met

S4 - basic requirements plus energy absorbing seat

region, antistatic

S5 - as S4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN 345-2:1996 - Safety footwear for professional use - Additional specifications

Superseded by EN ISO 20345:2004

WR - water resistance for classification I footwear

Chainsaw footwear - Pictogram - shield enclosing chainsaw (Fig.1)

#- class of protection (0, 1, 2 or 3). Class 0 only applies

to classification I footwear until December 1999, after

which it will disappear

Fire fighting footwear - Pictogram - Fig. 2 with a strip beneath bearing one of

the following:

F - basic requirements met

FP - basic requirements plus penetration resistance

FA - basic requirements plus antistatic

FPA - basic requirements plus penetration resistance

and antistatic

Metatarsal protection - M - basic requirements plus metatarsal protection

Cut resistance - CR - basic requirements plus cut resistance

EN 346-1:1992 - Protective footwear for professional use - Specification

Superseded by EN ISO 20346:2004

Basic requirements - Protective footwear must have a 100J toecap. Other

properties: markings as for EN 345-1

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

PB - basic requirements for protective footwear met

P1 - basic requirements plus closed and energy

absorbing seat region, and antistatic

P2 - as P1 plus water penetration and absorption

P3 - as P2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

PB - basic requirements for protective footwear met

P4 - basic requirements plus energy absorbing seat

region, antistatic

P5 - as P4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN 346-2:1996 - Protective footwear for professional use - Additional specification

Superseded by EN ISO 20346:2004

WR - water resistance for classification I footwear

Metatarsal protection - M - basic requirements plus metatarsal protection

Cut resistance - CR - basic requirements plus cut resistance

EN 347-1:1992 - Occupational footwear for professional use - Specification

Superseded by EN ISO 20347:2004

Basic requirements - Occupational footwear is not required to have a protective

toecap. Other properties: markings as for EN 345-1, plus:

ORO - outsole resistant to fuel oil

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

O1 - basic requirements plus oil resistant sole, closed

and energy absorbing seat region, and antistatic

O2 - as O1 plus water penetration and absorption

O3 - as O2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

O4 - basic requirements plus oil resistant sole, energy

absorbing seat region, antistatic

O5 - as O4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN 347-2:1996 - Occupational footwear for professional use - Additional specification

Superseded by EN 20347:2004

WR - water resistance for classification I footwear

BS 4676:2005 – Protective clothing – footwear and gaiters for use in molten metal

foundries – Requirements and test methods

Footwear

- manufacturer

- product code

- size

- Type

- Type 1 – worn with gaiters for MM protection

- Type 2 – worn on their own for MM protection

- BS 4676:2005

- Al and/or Fe for molten metal resistance type

- Pictogram (Figure 5)

- see instructions

For Type 1 footwear:

Warning: When working with molten metal always fit gaiters

conforming to BS 4676 over this footwear

Gaiters

- manufacturer

- product code

- size and left/right orientation

- Type

- Type A – extend >295mm up leg

- Type B – extend >145mm up leg

- BS 4676:2005

- Al and/or Fe for molten metal resistance type

- Pictogram (Figure 5)

- see instructions

Warning: Wear only in conjunction with footwear

conforming to BS 4676

EN 12568:1998 - Requirements and test methods for toecaps and metal penetration

resistant inserts

Toecaps

- toecap size

- left or right

- manufacturers identification

- type designation

S - for 200 J safety toecap

P - for 100 J protective toecap

Penetration

inserts

- insert size

- manufacturers identification

- type designation

EN 13634:2002 – Footwear for professional motorcycle riders

- Abrasion and cut resistance level 1 or 2 of upper (2 is highest)

- Pictogram (Fig. 4)

- Indication of impact protected area

EN 13832-2:2006 - Footwear protecting against chemicals – Part 2: Requirements for

footwear resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions

This footwearresists degradation by the stated chemicals

(at least 2 from the list below).

- size

- manufacturer

- type designation

- year and quarter of manufacture

- code for tested chemical(s):

B – acetone

D – dichloromethane

F – toluene

G – diethylamine

H – tetrahydrofuran

M – metatarsal protection

AN – ankle protection

- pictogram (Figure 2)

EN ISO 17249:2004 – Safety foot wear with resistance to chainsaw cutting

- Year and at least quarter of manufacture

- Pictogram (Fig. 1)

- 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)

EN ISO 20345:2004 – Safety footwear

Basic requirements - Safety footwear must have a 200J toecap. Other properties:

(may not all apply to some designs of footwear)

P - penetration resistance

C - conductive

A - antistatic

I – electrically insulating

HI - insulating against heat

CI - insulating against cold

E - energy absorbing seat region

WR – whole footwear resistant to water penetration / absorption

M – metatarsal protection

AN – ankle protection

WRU – water resistant upper only

CR – cut resistant upper

HRO - outsole resistant to hot contact

Slip resistance rating - one of:

SRA - on ceramic surface with “soap”

SRB - on steel with glycerol

SRC - both of the above

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

SB - basic requirements for safety footwear met

S1 - basic requirements plus closed and energy

absorbing seat region, and antistatic

S2 - as S1 plus water penetration and absorption

S3 - as S2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

I – ethyl acetate

J – n-heptane

K – 30% sodium hydroxide

L – 95% sulphuric acid

M – 65% nitric acid

N – 99% acetic acid

O – 25% ammonia solution

P – 30% hydrogen peroxide solution

Q – isopropanol

R – 13% sodium hypochlorite

- toecap strength (200J or 100J)

- see instructions

- pictogram (Figure 6) optional

EN 13832-3:2006 - Footwear protecting against chemicals – Part 3: Requirements for

footwear highly resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions

This footwearresists degradation (at least 3 stated chemicals)

andresists permeation (at least Level 1 resistance for the three

stated chemicals).

Markings as for EN 13832-2. Not required to also be marked with

chemical permeation resistance level, but this may appear:

Level 1 – 121 to 240 minutes

Level 2 – 241 to 480 minutes

Level 3 – 481 to 1440 minutes

Level 4 – 1441 to 1920 minutes

Level 5 - >1921 minutes

EN 15090:2006 Footwear for firefighters

- size

- manufacturer

- type designation

- F1 – general rescue and wildland firefighting

- F2 – structural firefighting

- F3 – Hazmat and structural firefighting

- year and at least quarter of manufacture

- standard number (EN 15090)

- additional features, if not included in Type:

HI – heat insulation

P – penetration resistance

T – toecap

R – rigid toepuff

I – electrical insulation

A – antistatic

IS – high electrical resistance

CI – cold insulation

CH – chemical resistance

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

SB - basic requirements for safety footwear met

S4 - basic requirements plus energy absorbing seat

region, antistatic

S5 - as S4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN ISO 20346:2004 – Protective footwear

Basic requirements - Protective footwear must have a 100J toecap. Other

properties: markings as for EN ISO 20345:2004

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

PB - basic requirements for protective footwear met

P1 - basic requirements plus closed and energy

absorbing seat region, and antistatic

P2 - as P1 plus water penetration and absorption

P3 - as P2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

PB - basic requirements for protective footwear met

P4 - basic requirements plus energy absorbing seat

region, antistatic

P5 - as P4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN ISO 20347:2004 – Occupational footwear

Basic requirements - Occupational footwear is not required to have a protective

toecap. Other properties: markings as for EN ISO 345:2004 except:

FO – sole resistant to fuel oil

(M – metatarsal protection is not on option)

Classification I - (made from leather and other materials, but not all-rubber or all-

polymeric types)

OB – basic requirements for occupational footwear met

O1 - basic requirements plus oil resistant sole, closed

and energy absorbing seat region, and antistatic

O2 - as O1 plus water penetration and absorption

O3 - as O2 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

Classification II - (all-rubber or all-polymeric types)

OB – basic requirements for occupational footwear met

O4 - basic requirements plus oil resistant sole, energy

absorbing seat region, antistatic

O5 - as O4 plus penetration resistance and cleated sole

EN 50321:2000 - Electrically insulating footwear for working on low voltage

installations

In addition to that required by EN 345, 346 or 347:

- symbol for live working (Fig. 3)

- class:

00 - installations up to 500V ac and 750V dc (beige)

0 - Installations up to 1000V ac and 1500V dc (red)

- serial or batch number

- month and year of manufacture

- Provision for marking the date of first use, and dates of periodic

examination / inspection

Leg protection

EN 381-5:1995 - Chainsaw protection - Requirements for leg protectors

Pictogram - a shield containing a chainsaw (Fig. 1)

Design

A, Bor C - A gives front and right side rear protection to both

legs. B additionally gives rear left side protection to the right leg.

C gives all-round protection to both legs

Chain speed

Class 1, Class 2or Class 3 - respectively 20, 24 or 28 m/s,

given below the pictogram

EN 381-9:1997 - Chainsaw protection - Requirements for protective gaiters

Pictogram - a shield containing a chainsaw (Fig. 1)

Chain speed

Class 0, 1, 2or 3 - given below the pictogram (16, 20, 24 or 28

m/s). Class 0 only applies to classification I footwear until

December 1999, after which it will disappear.

EN 14404:2004 – Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position.

Level 1 for use on flat floor surfaces without projecting objects

more than 1 cm high

Level 2 for use in severe conditions, eg kneeling on broken

rocks in mining and quarry work.