Read the informative note carefully before using the anti-ESDS footwear. An electro-statically charged body tends to discharge static electricity and create phenomena that could damage or interfere with objects nearby. This can affect devices that are sensitive to electro-static phenomena (ESDS) with low sensitivity threshold. Critical situations where anti-static electricity must be kept under control: − Where there is the possibility to ignite a flame due to the presence of combustible and comburant substances (flammable dust, vapours of flammable substances, etc.). − Attraction between two materials that creates situations of danger or damage. − In the production and/or use of electronic components, static electricity may create interference or damage to devices that are sensitive to electro-static phenomena. − In areas protected against electro-static charges (EPA) where no object or activity carried out is able to cause significant damages to sensitive devices. In these areas there is a local ESD coordinator who is responsible for all the problems related to ESDS protection; − In the “EPA” classified areas, specific anti-ESDS elements and protective equipment must be used (hoods, jackets, shirts, caps, trousers, overalls, hats, gloves, footwear etc.). The footwear is tested before it is put on the market for sale, pursuant to the provisions of standards IEC EN 61340-5-1:2008 and IEC EN 61340-4-3:2002. For anti-ESDS footwear, standard IEC EN 61340-5-1:2008 states an overall resistance value of 7,5 x 105 Ω ≤ R ≤ 3,5 x 107 Ω. for the overall footwear/anti-ESDS for the footwear worn by a human being. Standard IEC EN 61340-4-3:2002 states the following for dissipative anti-ESDS footwear: 1 x 105 Ω ≤ R ≤ 1 x 108 Ω. and for conductive footwear: < 1 x 105 Ω. The anti-ESDS footwear, in addition to the “CE“ conformity marking must have the following logo (black on a yellow background), which identifies the specific characteristics:
Furthermore, the footwear must be marked with one of the following wordings:
− “Environment class1 – Conductive”; - “Environment class1 – Dissipative”;
− “Environment class2 – Conductive”; - “Environment class2 – Dissipative”;
− “Environment class3 – Conductive”; - “Environment class3 – Dissipative”.
The environment classes indicate the environmental conditions in which the tests were carried out, according to the indications of the table below:
WARNING:THE ANTI-ESDS FOOTWEAR CANNOT BE WORN BY ELECTRICIANS OR OPERATORS WHO WORK IN CONTACT WITH ELECTRICAL WIRES
− The general management: is responsible for implementing all the precautions established by current standards and for the appointment of an ESD coordinator. − Personnel: all those who deal with ESDS must be aware of the risks to which electro-static phenomena expose electronic products and therefore must take all the precautions necessary. Inform the ESD coordinator of any aspect of the treatment which, for such purpose, is considered to be unsatisfactory, offering suggestions on feasible corrective actions. − The management: must guarantee that all personnel involved are trained correctly and periodically, keeping a register of personnel training and inspecting, servicing and supervising the EPA and all matters concerning handling of the ESDS. − The ESD coordinator responsible for protection of the ESDS and for implementing current standards: must keep an up-to-date list of all the ESD protection devices and equipment; must guarantee training of personnel and issue a copy of current standards and an in-house procedure that reflects the requirements of current standards.
USE AND MAINTENANCE
The characteristics of the anti-ESDS footwear could be modified by folding, dirt or bad weather (damp, considerable and sudden changes in temperature, etc.), by improper use or application of insoles different to the original ones supplied. Whatever the case, the user shall verify the actual characteristics on site by the stations installed for such purpose.
Read these instructions carefully before use.
These instructions have been approved by notified agency, no. 0498 (Ricotest S.r.l. - Via Tione, 9 - 37010 Pastrengo Vr) and no. 0465 (ANCI Servizi S.r.l. Sezione CIMAC - C.so G. Brodolini, 19 - 27029 Vigevano Pv), on issuing of the EC certificate of conformity, as contemplated by EEC Directive 89/686 for second-category personal protection equipment.
The law considers the employer liable regarding the suitability of the PPE in relation to the type of risks present (characteristics of the PPE and category to which it belongs). Before use, check that the characteristics of the model chosen correspond with your requirements for use.
All safety footwear is designed and manufactured in conformity with the following European standards:
EN ISO 20347:2012 as regards the specific requirement of occupational footwear;
EN ISO 20345:2011 as regards the specific requirement of safety footwear.
Maximum sole grip is generally obtained after a certain “running in” period of new footwear (comparable to car tyres) to remove residues of releasing agents and any other surface irregularities of a physical and/or chemical nature.
As well as the obligatory basic requirements envisaged by standard EN ISO 20345:2011 the footwear may possess additional requisites, which may be identified by means of symbols or by indicating the respective categories, visibly marked on the bellows or on the tongue.
MARKING on the bellows/tongue (example):
Compliance marking: CE
Country of manufacture: ITALY
Symbol and protection category / Article no.: S1 / 000000
Shoe size: 42
Reference standard: EN ISO 20345:2011
Quarter and year of manufacture: l/12
The EC mark indicates that the product satisfies the requirements envisaged by ECC Directive 89/686 for personal protection equipment such as: harmlessness to health, ergonomic shape and comfort, solidity and sturdiness of the product, protection against the risks listed in this informative note.
Interpretation of additional requirements: