Foot protection

Foot protection is important in industrial environments. Safety footwear is used to protect the toes from blows and crushing due to compression. The requirements set out in current regulations must be met.

Foot and leg protection

Foot and leg protection

Professional footwear is Personal Protective Equipment design to protect the foot/leg from existing risks in the workplace, primarily from mechanical risks (falling objects, crushing, sharp objects, cuts, slipping, chainsaw cuts, etc.), thermal risks (ambient temperature, floor temperature, presence of fire, splashing molten metal, etc.), chemical and electrical risks (electrical contact, electrostatic discharge, etc.).

The characteristics of professional footwear are generally determined by the materials used to make it (e.g., leather, rubber, etc.), its shapes or designs and the protective elements incorporated into the equipment (such as safety toecaps, insulating sole, etc.).

There are basically three types of professional footwear:

safety footwear (offering protection from the risk of impact of at least 200 J and compression of at least 15 kN),

protective footwear (offering protection from the risk of impact of at least 100 J and compression of at least 10 kN), and

occupational footwear (guaranteeing no protect from impact or compression on the front of the foot).

Protección pies

Consult foot protection regulations

UNE-EN ISO 20344:2012

Personal protective equipment. Test methods for footwear

UNE-EN ISO 20345:2012

Personal protective equipment. Safety footwear

UNE-EN ISO 20346:2014

Personal protective equipment. Protective footwear

UNE-EN ISO 20347:2013
Personal protective equipment. Occupational footwear.

UNE-EN ISO 17249:2014

Safety footwear with resistance to chain saw cutting.

UNE-EN 381-3:1996

Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain saws. Part 3: Test methods for footwear.

UNE-EN 13832-1:2007

Protective footwear against chemicals. Part 1: Terminology and test methods.

UNE-EN 13832-2:2007

Protective footwear against chemicals. Part 2: Requirements for footwear resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions.

UNE-EN 13832-3:2007

Protective footwear against chemicals. Part 3: Requirements for footwear highly resistant to chemicals under laboratory conditions.

UNE-EN 15090:2012

Footwear for fire-fighters.

UNE-EN ISO 20349:2011

Personal protective equipment. Footwear protecting against thermal risks and molten metal splashes as found in foundries and welding. Requirements and test methods.

UNE-EN 50321:2000

Electrical insulating footwear for work on low-voltage installations.

UNE-EN 13634:2016

Protective footwear for motorcycle riders. Requirements and test methods.

UNE-EN ISO 13287:2013

Personal protective equipment. Footwear. Test methods for slip resistance.

UNE-EN 14404:2005+A1:2010

Personal protective equipment. Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position.

Technical footwear standards (June 2017).

UNE-CEN ISO/TR 18690:2006 IN

Guidance for the selection, use and maintenance of safety, protective and occupational footwear.

UNE-EN 12568:2011

Foot and leg protectors. Requirements and test methods for toecaps and penetration resistant inserts.

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