From safety shoes to boots for fire-fighters, to footwear with protection against chainsaw cuts, and footwear for foundries, welders’ footwear and electrically insulating boots, motorcycling boots and even boots with protection against chemicals…

We have been testing and certifying everything to do with foot protection for almost 40 years, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and with the applicable harmonised standards in force.

EN ISO 20345

Safety footwear

EN ISO 20346

Protective footwear

EN ISO 20347

Occupational footwear

EN 13634

Protective footwear for motorcyclists

EN 15090

Footwear for fire-fighters

EN 50321-1

Footwear for electrical protection – Insulating footwear and overboots

EN 13832-2

Footwear protecting against chemicals- Part 2: Requirements for limited contact with chemicals

EN ISO 20345

Footwear protecting against chemicals – Part 3: Requirements for prolonged contact with chemicals

EN ISO 17249

Protective footwear with chainsaw cut resistance

EN ISO 20349-1

Footwear protecting against risks in foundries

EN ISO 20349-2

Footwear protecting against risks in welding

How to proceed?

Before submitting a certification application:

  • Make sure you have performed all the necessary tests in accordance with the applicable standards in force
  • Identify the risk category of the footwear
  • Prepare the necessary technical documentation: technical file and instructions for use

CATEGORY I

Minimal risks such as superficial mechanical injury; contact with cleaning materials of weak action or prolonged contact with water; contact with hot surfaces not exceeding 50°C; atmospheric conditions that are not of an extreme nature.
You do not need to submit the application for assessment of EU compliance.

CATEGORY II

It includes risks other than those listed in Categories I and III.
Ask us to perform the EU type-examination (Module B) as set out in Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

CATEGORY III

Category III risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health; substances and mixtures which are hazardous to health; high-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of at least 100  C; low-temperature environments the effects of which are comparable to those of an air temperature of –50  C or less; electric shock and live working; cuts by hand-held chainsaws; high-pressure jets.
In addition to the EU type-examination (Module B) procedure, ask us for one of the following procedures: 1. conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised product checks at random intervals (Module C2) according to Annex VII to Regulation (EU) 2016/425;
2. conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process (Module D) according to Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

At the end of the certification process, affix the CE marking to the PPE and prepare the EU Declaration of conformity (Annex IX to Regulation (EU) 2016/425).

Keep the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documentation for 10 years from when the PPE is placed on the market.

Does the certificate have an expiry date?

The EU Type-examination Certificate Module B has a maximum validity of 5 years from the date of issue, except if the applicable harmonised standard is revised.

Module C2 and Module D are subject to annual supervision.

Consult our Regulations or contact us for more information about the validity of our EU Certificates and the ways we obtain financial economic support.

For complains, claims or notifications, fill in form M33 and send it to qualita@cimac.it.

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