EN 20344:2011 - Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Test methods for footwear

(EN 20344:2011 supersedes EN 20344:2004.)

This international standard describes methods for testing footwear designed for use as PPE.

The EN 20344 standard takes a more comprehensive approach than other standards, testing not only for the footwear’s principal safety features but the total performance of the footwear and its components.

The EN 20344 standard describes methods to test and assess the safety and protective capacities of occupational footwear. In addition, this standard also includes a description of methods for testing and assessing the comfort of footwear.