Personal protective equipment - Test methods for footwear (ISO 20344:2021)

This document specifies methods for testing footwear designed as personal protective equipment.

Persönliche Schutzausrüstung - Prüfverfahren für Schuhe (ISO 20344:2021)

Dieses Dokument legt Prüfverfahren für Schuhwerk fest, das als Persönliche Schutzausrüstung (PSA) konzipiert ist.

Équipement de protection individuelle - Méthodes d'essai pour les chaussures (ISO 20344:2021)

Le présent document spécifie des méthodes d'essai pour les chaussures conçues comme des équipements de protection individuelle.

Osebna varovalna oprema - Metode preskušanja obutve (ISO 20344:2021)

Ta standard določa metode preskušanja obutve, oblikovane kot osebna varovalna oprema.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 20344:2022
01-januar-2022
Nadomešča:
SIST EN ISO 20344:2012
Osebna varovalna oprema - Metode preskušanja obutve (ISO 20344:2021)
Personal protective equipment - Test methods for footwear (ISO 20344:2021)
Persönliche Schutzausrüstung - Prüfverfahren für Schuhe (ISO 20344:2021)

Équipement de protection individuelle - Méthodes d'essai pour les chaussures (ISO

20344:2021)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 20344:2021
ICS:
13.340.50 Varovanje nog in stopal Leg and foot protection
SIST EN ISO 20344:2022 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN ISO 20344:2022
EN ISO 20344
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2021
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.50 Supersedes EN ISO 20344:2011
English Version
Personal protective equipment - Test methods for
footwear (ISO 20344:2021)

Équipement de protection individuelle - Méthodes Persönliche Schutzausrüstung - Prüfverfahren für

d'essai pour les chaussures (ISO 20344:2021) Schuhe (ISO 20344:2021)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 10 October 2021.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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EN ISO 20344:2021 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN ISO 20344:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 94 "Personal

safety -- Personal protective equipment" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 161 “Foot

and leg protectors” the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2022, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by May 2022.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 20344:2011.

Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national standards

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According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 20344:2021 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 20344:2021 without any modification.

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SIST EN ISO 20344:2022
INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 20344
Third edition
2021-10
Personal protective equipment — Test
methods for footwear
Équipement de protection individuelle — Méthodes d'essai pour les
chaussures
Reference number
ISO 20344:2021(E)
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Contents Page

Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................viii

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4 General testing parameters ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 Sampling ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Conditioning before and during the test ......................................................................................................................... 3

4.3 Prerequisites on the testing procedure ........................................................................................................................... 3

4.4 Test report .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3

5 Test methods for whole footwear ...................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.1 Specific ergonomic features ...................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.1.1 Sampling and conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 6

5.1.2 Test method ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.1.3 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Determination of upper/outsole and sole interlayer bond strength ...................................................... 8

5.2.1 Principle ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.2.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.2.3 Sampling and conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 8

5.2.4 Test method ............................................................................................................................................................................ 8

5.2.5 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................12

5.3 Determination of dimensions of toecap ........................................................................................................................12

5.3.1 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................12

5.3.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 12

5.3.3 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................12

5.4 Determination of impact resistance .................................................................................................................................12

5.4.1 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................12

5.4.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 16

5.4.3 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................................................... 16

5.4.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 18

5.5 Determination of compression resistance .................................................................................................................. 18

5.5.1 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 18

5.5.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 18

5.5.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 18

5.5.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19

5.6 Behaviour of toecaps (thermal and chemical)......................................................................................................... 20

5.6.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 20

5.6.2 Behaviour of toecaps (thermal and chemical) ...................................................................................... 20

5.7 Determination of leak proofness ......................................................................................................................................... 21

5.7.1 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 21

5.7.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 21

5.7.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 21

5.7.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 21

5.8 Dimensions of perforation resistant inserts ............................................................................................................. 21

5.8.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 21

5.8.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 22

5.8.3 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................22

5.9 Determination of the perforation resistance of footwear with a metallic

perforation resistant insert .....................................................................................................................................................23

5.9.1 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 23

5.9.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 23

5.9.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 24

5.9.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24

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5.10 Determination of the perforation resistance of footwear with a non-metallic

perforation resistant insert ..................................................................................................................................................... 24

5.10.1 General ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

5.10.2 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 24

5.10.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 24

5.10.4 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 25

5.10.5 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 27

5.11 Behaviour of perforation resistant inserts (thermal and chemical) ...................................................28

5.11.1 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................28

5.11.2 Behaviour of perforation resistant inserts (thermal and chemical) .................................29

5.11.3 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................29

5.12 Determination of the flex resistance of perforation-resistant inserts ..............................................29

5.12.1 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................29

5.12.2 Test method .........................................................................................................................................................................29

5.12.3 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................29

5.13 Determination of electrical resistance ..........................................................................................................................30

5.13.1 Principle .................................................................................................................................................................................. 30

5.13.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................30

5.13.3 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................30

5.13.4 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 31

5.13.5 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 31

5.14 Determination of footwear slip resistance ................................................................................................................ 31

5.14.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 31

5.14.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 31

5.14.3 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 32

5.15 Determination of insulation against heat .................................................................................................................... 32

5.15.1 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 32

5.15.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 33

5.15.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 33

5.15.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 33

5.16 Determination of insulation against cold ....................................................................................................................34

5.16.1 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................34

5.16.2 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................34

5.16.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 35

5.16.4 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................36

5.17 Determination of energy absorption of the seat region .................................................................................36

5.17.1 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................36

5.17.2 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................38

5.17.3 Test method .........................................................................................................................................................................38

5.17.4 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................38

5.18 Determination of resistance to water for whole footwear: trough test ...........................................38

5.18.1 Principle ..................................................................................................................................................................................38

5.18.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................38

5.18.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 39

5.18.4 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 39

5.18.5 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................40

5.19 Determination of resistance to water for whole footwear: dynamic test ......................................40

5.19.1 Principle ..................................................................................................................................................................................40

5.19.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................40

5.19.3 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................40

5.19.4 Test method .........................................................................................................................................................................40

5.19.5 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 42

5.20 Determination of impact resistance of a metatarsal protection ............................................................ 42

5.20.1 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 42

5.20.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 45

5.20.3 Test method .........................................................................................................................................................................46

5.20.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 47

5.21 Determination of the dimension of the ankle protection .............................................................................. 47

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5.21.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 47

5.21.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 47

5.21.3 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................48

5.22 Determination of the shock absorption capacity of ankle protection materials

incorporated into the upper ....................................................................................................................................................48

5.22.1 Principle ..................................................................................................................................................................................48

5.22.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................49

5.22.3 Sampling and conditioning .....................................................................................................................................50

5.22.4 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 50

5.22.5 Test report .............................................................................................................................................................................50

5.23 Determination of cutting resistance ................................................................................................................................ 51

5.23.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 51

5.23.2 Dimension of the cut resistant protective area ................................................................................... 51

5.23.3 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 52

5.23.4 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 52

5.24 Scuff caps .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 52

5.24.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 52

5.24.2 Test method for the abrasion resistance of the scuff caps ......................................................... 52

5.24.3 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 52

5.25 Determination of seam strength ......................................................................................................................................... 53

5.25.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 53

5.25.2 Test method ......................................................................................................................................................................... 53

5.25.3 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................

...

SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN ISO 20344:2020
01-junij-2020
Osebna varovalna oprema - Metode preskušanja obutve (ISO/DIS 20344:2020)
Personal protective equipment - Test methods for footwear (ISO/DIS 20344:2020)
Persönliche Schutzausrüstung - Prüfverfahren für Schuhe (ISO/DIS 20344:2020)

Équipement de protection individuelle - Méthodes d'essai pour les chaussures (ISO/DIS

20344:2020)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN ISO 20344
ICS:
13.340.50 Varovanje nog in stopal Leg and foot protection
oSIST prEN ISO 20344:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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Contents Page

Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................viii

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4 General testing parameters....................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 Sampling ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Conditioning before and during the test ........................................................................................................................... 3

4.3 Prerequisites on the testing procedure ............................................................................................................................. 3

4.4 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

5 Test methods for whole footwear ....................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.1 Specific ergonomic features ......................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.1.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 5

5.1.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.1.3 Test report ............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

5.2 Determination of upper/outsole and sole interlayer bond strength ....................................................... 7

5.2.1 Principle .................................................................................................................................................................................. 7

5.2.2 Test equipment .................................................................................................................................................................. 7

5.2.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................... 7

5.2.4 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................... 7

5.2.5 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................11

5.3 Determination of dimensions of toecap .........................................................................................................................11

5.3.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................11

5.3.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................11

5.3.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................11

5.4 Determination of impact resistance ..................................................................................................................................12

5.4.1 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................12

5.4.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................14

5.4.3 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................................................14

5.4.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................16

5.5 Determination of compression resistance ...................................................................................................................16

5.5.1 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................16

5.5.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................16

5.5.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................16

5.5.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................17

5.6 Behaviour of toecaps (thermal and chemical) ..........................................................................................................18

5.6.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................18

5.6.2 Behaviour of toecaps (thermal and chemical) ....................................................................................18

5.7 Determination of leakproofness ...........................................................................................................................................19

5.7.1 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................19

5.7.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................19

5.7.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................19

5.7.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................19

5.8 Dimensions of perforation resistant inserts ...............................................................................................................19

5.8.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................19

5.8.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................19

5.8.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................20

5.9 Determination of the perforation resistance of footwear with a metallic

perforation resistant insert .......................................................................................................................................................20

5.9.1 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................20

5.9.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................21

5.9.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................21

5.9.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................22

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5.10 Determination of the perforation resistance of footwear with a non-metallic

perforation resistant insert .......................................................................................................................................................22

5.10.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................22

5.10.2 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................22

5.10.3 Test nail for Type Y, as described in ISO 22568-4:2019, A.1.2. .............................................22

5.10.4 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................22

5.10.5 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................22

5.10.6 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................23

5.11 Behaviour of perforation resistant inserts (thermal and chemical) ......................................................24

5.11.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................24

5.11.2 Behaviour of perforation resistant inserts (thermal and chemical) ................................25

5.12 Determination of the flex resistance of perforation-resistant inserts .................................................25

5.12.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................25

5.12.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................25

5.13 Determination of electrical resistance ............................................................................................................................25

5.13.1 Principle ...............................................................................................................................................................................25

5.13.2 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................26

5.13.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................26

5.13.4 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................27

5.13.5 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................27

5.14 Determination of footwear slip resistance ..................................................................................................................27

5.14.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................27

5.14.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................27

5.15 Determination of insulation against heat .....................................................................................................................28

5.15.1 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................28

5.15.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................28

5.15.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................29

5.15.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................29

5.16 Determination of insulation against cold ......................................................................................................................29

5.16.1 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................29

5.16.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................30

5.16.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................30

5.16.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................31

5.17 Determination of energy absorption of the seat region ...................................................................................31

5.17.1 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................31

5.17.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................32

5.17.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................33

5.17.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................33

5.18 Determination of resistance to water for whole footwear: Trough test .............................................33

5.18.1 Principle ...............................................................................................................................................................................33

5.18.2 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................33

5.18.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................34

5.18.4 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................34

5.18.5 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................34

5.19 Dynamic footwear water penetration test ...................................................................................................................35

5.19.1 Principle ...............................................................................................................................................................................35

5.19.2 Equipment ..........................................................................................................................................................................35

5.19.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................35

5.19.4 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................35

5.19.5 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................37

5.20 Determination of impact resistance of a metatarsal protection ...............................................................37

5.20.1 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................37

5.20.2 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................39

5.20.3 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................39

5.20.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................41

5.21 Determination of the dimension of the ankle protection ................................................................................41

5.21.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................41

5.21.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................41

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5.21.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................42

5.22 Determination of the shock absorption capacity of ankle protection materials

incorporated into the upper .....................................................................................................................................................42

5.22.1 Principle ...............................................................................................................................................................................42

5.22.2 Test equipment ...............................................................................................................................................................42

5.22.3 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................43

5.22.4 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................44

5.22.5 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................44

5.23 Determination of cutting resistance ..................................................................................................................................44

5.23.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................44

5.23.2 Dimension of the cut resistant protective area ...................................................................................44

5.23.3 Cut resistance ..................................................................................................................................................................45

5.23.4 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................45

5.24 Scuff caps ..................................................................................................................................................................................................46

5.24.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................46

5.24.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................46

5.24.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................46

5.25 Determination of seam strength ...........................................................................................................................................46

5.25.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................46

5.25.2 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................................46

5.25.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................46

6 Test methods for upper, lining and tongue ............................................................................................................................47

6.1 Determination of thickness of upper ................................................................................................................................47

6.1.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................47

6.1.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................47

6.1.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................47

6.2 Measurement of the height of the upper .......................................................................................................................47

6.2.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................47

6.2.2 Test method for the complete upper ...........................................................................................................47

6.2.3 Test method for the determination of the area for non-water vapour

permeable materials ..................................................................................................................................................48

6.3 Determination of tear strength of the upper, lining and/or tongue .......................................................50

6.3.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................50

6.3.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................50

6.3.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................51

6.4 Determination of the tensile properties of the upper material .................................................................51

6.4.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................51

6.4.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................51

6.4.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................52

6.5 Determination of upper flexing resistance ..................................................................................................................52

6.5.1 Sampling and conditioning ..................................................................................................................................52

6.5.2 Test method .......................................................................................................................................................................52

6.5.3 Test report ..........................................................................................................................................................................54

6.6 Determination of water vapour permeabili
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