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This quality footwear has been manufactured with utmost care to meet customer requirements. This item, realized with our best cover, complies with the essential requirements of the European Directive CEE/89/686 relative to the individual equipments : innocuousness, comfort, strength, safety and protection against risks of falls by slipping. In addition, it is CE type approved by a notified testing body. Under number 0075 - Centre Technique du Cuir CTC - 4, rue Hermann FRENKEL 69367 LYON CEDEX France. EC declaration of conformity is available on www.gastonmille.com

 

The marking EN ISO 20345 : 2011 (depending) placed on this PPE garantees :

• in terms of comfort and strength, level of performance determined for a harmonized european norm,
• a tip for the protection of the toes offering a protection against shocks - equivalent to 200 joules and against risks of crushing under a weight maximum of 1500 daN, as determined by the European norm.

SB : basic requirements

Concerning shoes with classification I (leather and others), some markings are gathered under those symbols :
S1 : closed back part + A + E
S2 = S1 + WRU
S3 = S2 + P + cleated soles

Concerning shoes with classification II (polymer and rubber), some markings are gathered under those symbols :
S4 = A + E
S5 = S4 + P + cleated soles


 

The marking EN ISO 20346 : 2014 (depending) placed on this PPE garantees :

• in terms of comfort and strength, level of performance determined for a harmonized european norm,
• a tip for the protection of the toes offering a protection against shocks - equivalent to 100 joules and against risks of crushing under a weight maximum of 1000 daN, as determined by the European norm.

PB : basic requirements

Concerning shoes with classification I (leather and others), some markings are gathered under those symbols :
P1 : closed back part + A + E
P2 = P1 + WRU
P3 = P2 + P + cleated soles

Concerning shoes with classification II
(polymer and rubber), some markings are gathered under those symbols :
P4 = A + E
P5 = P4 + P + cleated soles


 

The marking EN ISO 20347 : 2012 (depending) placed on this PPE garantees :

• in terms of comfort and strength, level of performance determined for a harmonized european norm.

Concerning shoes with classification I (leather and others), some markings are gathered under those symbols :

OB = basic requirements

Concerning shoes with classification I (leather and others), some markings are gathered under those symbols :
O1 = closed back part + A + E
O2 = O1 + WRU
O3 = O2 + P + cleated soles
O4 = closed back part +A + E
O5 = O4 + P + cleated soles

  

Antistatic footwear

Antistatic footwear should be used if it is necessary to minimize electrostatic build-up by dissipating electrostatic charges, those avoiding the risk of spark ignition of, for example flammable substances and vapours, and if the risk of electric shock from any electrical apparatus or live parts has not been completely eliminated. It should be noted, however, that antistatic footwear cannot guarantee an adequate protection against electric shock as it introduces only a resistance between foot and floor. If the risk of electric shock has not been completely eliminated, additional measures to avoid this risk are essential. Such measures, as well as the additional tests mentioned below, should be included in the routine programme of prevention of industrial accidents at the workplace.

Experience has shown that, for antistatic purposes, the discharge path through a product should normally have an electrical resistance of less than 1000 M at any time throughout its useful life. A value of 100 K is specified as the lowest limit of resistance of a product when new, in order to ensure some limited protection against dangerous electric shock or ignition in the event of any electrical apparatus becoming defective when operating at voltages up to 250 V. However, under certain conditions, users should be aware that the footwear might give inadequate protection and additional provisions to protect the wearer should be taken at all times. 

The electrical resistance of this type of footwear can be changed significantly by flexing, contamination or moisture. This footwear will not perform its intended function if worn in wet conditions. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure that the product is capable of fulfilling its designed function of dissipating electrostatic charges and also of giving some protection during the whole of its life. The user is recommended to establish an in-house test for electrical resistance and use it at regular and frequent intervals. 

The footwear that are part of classification I can absorb moisture if worn during a long period and in those conditions can become conductive.

If the footwear is worn in conditions where the soling material becomes contaminated, wearers should always check the electrical properties of the footwear before entering a hazard area.

Where antistatic footwear is in use, the resistance of the flooring should be such that it does not invalidate the protection provided by the footwear.

In use, no insulating elements, except normal sock, should be introduced between the inner sole of the footwear and the foot of the wearer. If any insert is put between the inner sole and the foot, the combination footwear/insert should be checked for its electrical properties.

 

Insocks – warning

If the footwear is supplied with a removable insock it should be made clear that testing was carried out with the insock in place. A warning shall be given that the footwear shall only be used with the insock in place and that the insock shall only be replaced by a comparable insock supplied by the original footwear manufacturer.

If the footwear is supplied without an insock it should be made clear that testing was carried out with no insock present. A warning shall be given that fitting an insock can affect the protective properties of the footwear.

 

Notice for cleaning

Obsolescence deadline is 3 years date of marking on the shoe. For a better use, we advise you to clean the footwear following those instructions : polish and grease (if the shoe is in grained or smooth leather) - remove earth, cement... by brushing to eliminate particles dumped all day long - let dry in ventilated space and do not expose to direct source of heat

 

WARNING

"The penetration resistance of this footwear has been measured in the laboratory using a truncated nail of diameter 4,5 mm and a force of 1100 N. Higher forces or nails of smaller diameter will increase the risk of penetration occurring. In such circumstances alternative preventative measures should be considered.

Two generic types of penetration resistant insert are currently available in PPE footwear. These are metal types and those from non-metal materials. Both types meet the minimum requirements for penetration resistance of the standard marked on this footwear but each has different additional advantages or disadvantages including the following:

- Metal: Is less affected by the shape of the sharp object / hazard (ie diameter, geometry, sharpness) but due to shoemaking limitations does not cover the entire lower area of the shoe

- Non-metal: May be lighter, more flexible and provide greater coverage area when compared with metal but the penetration resistance may vary more depending on the shape of the sharp object/hazard (ie diameter, geometry, sharpness).

- For more information about the type of penetration resistant insert provided in your footwear please contact the manufacturer or supplier detailed on these instructions.

Declaration of conformity available on our website.