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EN ISO 20345

Footwear for professional use is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) designed and manufactured to protect the worker’s feet from various risks: mechanical (slipping, impact, compression, puncture, cut etc.), chemical (contact with hydrocarbons, mineral oils etc.), physical (moisture, water, heat, cold etc.) and electrical (antistatic properties, conductive properties etc.).

It is subject to the essential requirements set forth by EU Regulation 2016/425 for ergonomics, harmlessness, comfort and efficacy. The protective features of the footwear vary according to the specific needs of use. The selection of the right footwear for professional use depends on its protective features and on the risks in the workplace.
Available in a variety of materials, footwear for professional use is divided into two classes:

Footwear in leather or other materials, excluding shoes entirely in rubber or polymers (e.g., shoes with leather uppers and sole in polyurethane or rubber).
Footwear entirely in rubber or polymers (e.g., boots entirely in rubber or PVC).

Both classifications may also be divided into a further 3 types, based on the protection features:

Safety footwear fitted with protective toecap against impacts with energy up to 200 J or a compression load up to 15 kN (in compliance with European harmonized standard EN ISO 20345).
Protective footwear fitted with protective toecap against impacts with energy up to 100 J or a compression load up to 10 kN (in compliance with European harmonized standard EN ISO 20346).
Work footwear without protective toecap (EN ISO 20347).


All footwear for professional use must comply with some basic requirements concerning duration, comfort and harmlessness of the materials.


They must also guarantee slip resistance with specific protection in relation to reducing the risk of slipping on wet surfaces:


The footwear shall be submitted to a test carried out on a ceramic floor covered with water and detergent. Footwear marked SR is additionally subjected to a test on a ceramic floor covered with glycerine.


Furthermore, additional protections can be provided for specific risks (mechanical, chemical, physical and electrical risks): antistatic properties (A), energy absorption in the heel area (E), perforation resistance of the sole (P metallic insert, PL or PS non-metallic insert), water penetration and absorption of the upper (WPA), water resistance of the footwear (WR) sole resistance to hydrocarbons (FO), sole resistance to contact heat (HRO), cold (CI) or heat insulation (HI), metatarsal protection (M), ankle protection (AN), cut resistance (CR), ladder grip system (LG), scuff cap abrasion resistance (SC).


Finally, there are several protection categories that summarise the most common protective features:


SB: includes 200j safety toecap, durability, material innocuousness and performance, ergonomics and comfort of the footwear, anti-slip protection on a ceramic floor + detergent.


S1: as SB + closed heel area, antistatic properties, energy absorption in the heel area.


S1P: as S1 + penetration resistance with P-type metal layer. S1PL: as S1 + penetration resistance with PL-type non-metallic layer.


S1PS: as S1 + penetration resistance with PS-type non-metallic layer.


S2: as S1 + resistance to penetration and water absorption from upper. S3: as S1P + resistance to penetration and water absorption from the upper and outsole with cleats.


S3L: as S1PL + resistance to penetration and water absorption from the upper and outsole with cleats.


S3S: as S1PS + resistance to penetration and water absorption from the upper and outsole with cleats.


S4: as S1 (only valid for footwear made entirely of rubber or polymer of classification II).


S5: as S4 + puncture resistance of the outsole (P) and outsole with cleats.


S5L: as S4 + puncture resistance of the outsole (PL) and outsole with cleats.


S5S: as S4 + puncture resistance of the outsole (PS) and outsole with cleats.


S6: as S2 + water resistance of the footwear.


S7: as S3 + water resistance of the footwear. S7L: as S3L + water resistance of the footwear.


S7S: same as S3S + water resistance of the footwear.


The protection features offered by the footwear can be understood from the markings on the footwear, providing the following indications:
marking;
shoe size;
manufacturer’s name or logo;
article code;
manufacturing date;
benchmark standard;
symbols and/or category of the protection offered.

Each pair of shoes also comes with an information note indicating the correct methods of use, storage and maintenance, cleaning and/or disinfection/decontamination, explanation of the marking and specific information for certain protection categories.
For specific risk situations, special footwear with specific additional protection is required. This includes footwear with cut protection from portable chainsaw, electrically insulating, for firefighters, ESD.

Products for this standard

Products for this standard

RENAISSANCE LOW SHOE

MB2033
MB2033 Z9

MOHER LOW SHOE

MB3020
MB3020 B6

SAFETY PU WAIDERS

MB2520
MB2520 S0

FENICE ANKLE HOE

MB1633
MB1633 Z9

VIRGIN SANDAL

MB3112
MB3112 Z9

NAOMI LOW SHOE

MB1651
MB1651 ZD

MALIBU LOW SHOE

MB1654
MB1654 B0

MALIBU CPS LOW SHOE

MB1657
MB1657 B0

DIELECTRIC ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2026
MB2026 B0

LOW DIELECTRIC SHOE

MB2025
MB2025 B0

DUAL LIFE LOW SHOE

MB1330
MB1330 Z9

DRAKKAR SHOE

MB2321
MB2321 Z9

NORDIC STAR ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2323
MB2323 Z9

POLAR BOOT

MB2326
MB2326 Z9

KISS LOW SHOE

MB3115
MB3115 K1

MONZA LOW SHOE

MB3017
MB3017 B6

BOYER LOW SHOE

MB1324
MB1324 Z9

PARTNER ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB1325
MB1325 Z9

MAXIMUM FIREWORKS SHOE

MB2317
MB2317 Z9

DIVINA LOW SHOE

MB3111
MB3111 Z9

SIENNA LOW SHOE

MB3113
MB3113 Z9

ENERGY ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB3114
MB3114 Z9

FUNKY ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB3116
MB3116

MYTHOLOGY ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB3117
MB3117

MANHATTAN ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB3015
MB3015 ZC

MAIA LOW SHOE

MB3012
MB3012 Z9

TONGA LOW SHOE

MB3013
MB3013 ZC

TURKANA LOW SHOE

MB3014
MB3014 ZC

SNAKE ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB3016
MB3016 Z9

JET LOW SHOE

MB3011
MB3011 B6

SIMI LOW SHOE

MB2911
MB2911 B6

RODOS ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2921
MB2921 B6

METAL FIGHTER ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2214
MB2214 Z9

NEW OVERCAP BSF PLUS BOOT

MB2814
MB2814 Z9

ECLIPSE ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2213
MB2213 Z9

MAXIMUM OASIS SHOE

MB2311
MB2311 Z9

MAXIMUM PRIMA ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2313
MB2313 Z9

MAXIMUM MOTOR BOOT

MB2314
MB2314 Z9

MAXIMUM VECTOR BOOT

MB2316
MB2316 Z9

FORESTIER BOOT

MB2413
MB2413 L0

FIREFIGHTER BOOT 9677

MB2415
MB2415 ZF

DIELECTRICAL BOOT 9726

MB2416
MB2416 EA

U2 BOOT

MB2511
MB2511 K1

UB40 BOOT

MB2512
MB2512 Z9

SAFETY WAIDERS

MB2517
MB2517 S0

SAFETY BLOOD REP BOOT

MB2611
MB2611 K1

PU-BOOT

MB2711
MB2711 K1

PU-BOOT

MB2713
MB2713 S0

JUMBO BOOT

MB2714
MB2714 Z9

PETROL BOOT

MB2715
MB2715 Z9

NEW OVERCAP BSF REX SHOE

MB2812
MB2812

NEW OVERCAP BSF MAX SHOE

MB2813
MB2813

NEW OVERCAP BSF FAST SHOE

MB2823
MB2823 Z9

NEW OVERCAP BSF INFINITY BOOT

MB2825
MB2825 Z9

NAOMI LOW SHOE

MB1518
MB1518 ZD

MALIBU LOW SHOE

MB1520
MB1520 B0

MALIBU LOW SHOE

MB1521
MB1521 B0

MONIX LOW SHOE

MB1522
MB1522 B0

SANTOS HIGH SHOE

MB1527
MB1527

NEW METAL TOP METATARSO SHOE

MB1530
MB1530 Z9

NEW METAL TOP OVERPROTECTION SHOE

MB1531
MB1531 Z9

CAMARO BLACK SANDAL

MB1815
MB1815 Z9

SEDAN SHOE

MB1822
MB1822 E0

PLATINUM SHOE

MB1824
MB1824 Z9

SETA ULTRA LIGHT SHOE

MB2011
MB2011 ZA

FANTASY ULTRA LIGHT SHOE

MB2012
MB2012 Z9

FACTOR ULTRA LIGHT SHOE

MB2013
MB2013 Z9

K-PLUS LOW SHOE

MB2014
MB2014 B0

K3-PLUS LOW SHOE

MB2015
MB2015 B0

DIELECTRIC ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2016
MB2016 ZB

ULTRALIGHT LIME ARMOUR SHOE

MB2017
MB2017 B0

CAMBERRA WR ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB2020
MB2020 Z9

EVOK MOCCASIN

MB1311
MB1311 K1

PRELUDE MOCCASIN

MB1313
MB1313 K1

SILVER FOBIA LOW SHOE

MB1314
MB1314 B0

GREY FOBIA LOW SHOE

MB1315
MB1315 B0

MAGIC FOBIA LOW SHOE

MB1316
MB1316 ZB

LOW BLACK FOBIA SHOE

MB1317
MB1317 Z9

CLIMA BLACK CLOG

MB1318
MB1318 Z9

KARIM FOBIA ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB1319
MB1319 K1

CLIMA CLOG

MB1320
MB1320 K1

WHITE FOBIA LOW SHOE

MB1321
MB1321 K1

RAPID FOBIA ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB1322
MB1322 ZB

CHAMPION FOBIA ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB1323
MB1323 ZD

ARGON CLOG

MB1414
MB1414 N0

ANACONDA CPS LOW SHOE

MB1511
MB1511

ANACONDA LOW SHOE

MB1512
MB1512

FENICE CPS ANKLE HIGH SHOE

MB1513
MB1513

FENICE HIGH SHOE

MB1514
MB1514
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