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Update of safety footwear standards

CEN has published the amendments A1 to the EN ISO 20344/5/6/7 series of standards; in addition to some minor changes to test methods (20344) affecting the laboratory, the news concerning the requirements that may affect manufacturers (20345) are as follows:  Impact...

EN ISO 20345:2022

The standard EN ISO 20345:2022 has been harmonised. It takes place of the 2011 version, which will be withdrawn on 11-11-2024. This means that until that date, it will be possible to certify safety footwear according to both standards (although it is advisable...

EN ISO 20345/6/7 2022 Edition

The new standards EN ISO 20345, 20346, 20347 version 2022 have been published and can be immediately used as an assessment basis for the new certifications. Although not yet formally harmonized, they represent the state of the art and Ricotest is available to issue...

New 20345

Current situation: ISO 20345:2021 has been published and is available for purchase. Concerning the transposition of the ISO Standard by Europe, the CEN website reports that the new EN ISO 20345 has been approved, but is not yet available for purchase on any of the...

Safety footwear: latest standard updates

Update on revision of the EN 20344/5/6/7 series of Standards The new EN ISO 20344 is currently subjected to public inquiry, which will end on October 8, 2021. Afterwards, it would take a couple of months to prepare the Standards for publication, which should happen...

EN ISO 22568-4: standard finalization

The virtual meeting of the CEN TC161 technical commission on 19/10/2020 led to the finalization of EN ISO 22568-4 (non-metallic perforation resistant inserts). Although during the next step of the "public inquiry" the draft may still undergo some retouching, it is...

EN ISO 20344 remains harmonised

The European Commission has published its decision about the formal objection against the current standard EN ISO 20344:2011 for safety footwear made in 2014. The objection was about the presumed unsuitability of the test method for determining the outsole penetration...

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