Supplemental Information for European Safety Shoes Testing: EN ISO 20345

EN ISO 20345 mandatory requirements

Test Item

Classification

I

II

Height of upper

X

X

Seat region

X

X

Sole performance

 

 

  • Construction

X

 

  • Upper/outsole bond strength

X

 

Toe protection

 

 

  • General

X

X

  • Internal length of toecap

X

X

  • Impact resistance

X

X

  • Compression resistance

X

X

  • Behaviour of toecaps

X

X

  • Metal toecap corrosion resistance

X

X

  • Non-metal toecap conditioning treatments + impact resistance

X

X

Leakproofness

 

X

Specific ergonomic features

X

X

Slip resistance

 

 

  • Slip resistance on ceramic tile floor with SLS (SRA)

X

X

  • Slip resistance on steel floor with glycerol (SRB)

X

X

  • Slip resistance on ceramic tile floor with SLS and on steel floor with glycerol (SRC)

 

X

 

X

Upper Thickness

 

X

Upper Tear strength

X

 

Upper Tensile properties

X

X

Upper Flexing resistance

 

X

Upper Water vapor permeability and coefficient

X

 

Upper Hydrolysis

 

X

Lining Tear strength

X

 

Lining Abrasion resistance

X

 

Lining Water vapour permeability and coefficient

X

 

Tongue Tear strength

X

 

Thickness of insole

X

 

Insole/insock Water absorption and desorption

X

 

Insole/insock Abrasion resistance

X

 

Outsole Tear strength

X

X

Outsole Abrasion resistance

X

X

Outsole Rigidity test+ Flexing resistance

X

X

Outsole Hydrolysis

X

X

Outsole Interlayer bond strength

X

X

Cleated area

X

X

Cleat height

X

X

Thickness of outsole

X

X

pH Value (leather components)

X

 

Chromium VI (leather components)

X

 

In addition to the above “basic requirements” there are the following additional requirements which may be applicable depending on the protective properties claimed:

Penetration resistance

  • Conductive footwear
  • Antistatic footwear
  • Heat insulation of sole complex
  • Cold insulation of sole complex

Energy absorption of seat region

Water resistance

Metatarsal protection

Ankle protection

Upper Water penetration and water absorption

Upper Cut resistance

  • Outsole Resistance to hot contact
  • Resistance to fuel oil
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