EN 12568 - Foot and leg protectors: Requirements and test methods for toecaps and penetration-resistant inserts

NEN-EN-ISO 12568:2010: This international standard describes the requirements and test methods for toecaps and penetration-resistant inserts

This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for toecaps and inserts that provide resistance against mechanical penetration and function as components of PPE footwear (e.g. as described by EN ISO 20345, EN ISO 20346, and EN ISO 20347).

Types of toecaps:
• Internal toecap – a toecap that is incorporated into the footwear and positioned underneath the upper
• External toecap- a toecap that is incorporated into the footwear and positioned on top of the upper

Marking
Toecaps
Toecaps must be clearly and permanently marked with the following information:
a) Toecap size (5 up to and including 10)
b) Left or right
c) Manufacturer's identification mark
d) Manufacturer's type designation
e) S or 200 J (for safety toecaps)
P or 100 J (for protective toecaps)
f) The number of this standard

Penetration-resistant inserts
a) Insert size
b) Manufacturer's identification mark
c) Manufacturer's type designation
d) The number of this standard

NOTE: embossed marking is acceptable