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CAREFULLY READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING OUR PRODUCTS

يرجى قراءة النشرة المرفقة لكيفية استخدام و الاعتناء بالاحذية السلامة المهنية قبل لبسها او استخدامها

USER INSTRUCTIONS

 

These products are classed as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the European PPE Directive 89/686/EEC and have been shown to comply with this Directive through the European Standard: EN ISO 20345:2011 Safety footwear.

                                                                           

CAREFULLY READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING OUR PRODUCTS

 

Safety footwear is designed to minimise the risk of injury from the specific hazards as identified by the marking on the particular product (see marking codes )  However, always remember that no item of PPE can provide full protection and care must always be taken while carrying out the risk-related activity.                                       

 

PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS OF USE – These products have been tested in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 for the types of protection defined on the product by the marking codes explained . However, always ensure that the footwear is suitable for the intended end use.

 

FITTING AND SIZING – To put on and take off products, always fully undo the fastening systems. Only wear footwear of a suitable size. Products which are either too loose or too tight will restrict movement and will not provide the optimum level of protection. The size of these products are marked on them

 

STORAGE AND TRANSPORT – When not in use, store the footwear in a well-ventilated area away from extremes of temperature. Never store the footwear underneath heavy items or in contact with sharp objects. If the footwear is wet, allow it to dry slowly and naturally away from direct heat sources before placing it into storage. Use suitable protective packaging to transport the footwear, e.g. the original container.

 

PRELIMINARY CHECKS AND USE – Before using the shoes, visually check their general state, that is, the seams, the soles and the strap fastenings, also make sure that the shoes match all the specification on the Label, and mainly if they are provided with steel toes and penetration-proof steel midsoles.

MISUSE – Prolong and / or repeated use: -

- In contact with organic agent, herbicides, pesticides, and highly concentrated acids.

- At very low or very high temperatures (below -10 C and over +70 C).

- Fully dipped shoe into water, mud, mortar and alike is not recommended, and could damage the shoes.

 

REPAIR:   – If the footwear becomes damaged, it will NOT provide the optimum level of protection, and therefore should be replaced as soon as is practicable. Never knowingly wear damaged footwear while carrying out a risk related activity. If in doubt about the level of damage consult your supplier before using the footwear.

 

CLEANING – Clean your footwear regularly using high quality cleaning treatments recommended as suitable for the purpose NEVER use caustic or corrosive cleaning agents.

 

SLIP RESISTANCE – This footwear has been tested and meets the one of the requirements for slip resistance EN ISO 20345:2011  (See marking section for further information)

 

WARNINGS – 1.The footwear must not be worn without hose. 2. This PPE has only been tested in accordance with the EN ISO 20345 categories of protection identified by the product marking and explained in this leaflet. For information regarding protection in other situations, please contact the manufacturer.

 

INSOCKS – The footwear is supplied with a removable insock which was in place during testing. The insock should remain in place whilst the footwear is in use. It should only be replaced by a comparable insock supplied by the original manufacturer.

 

WEAR LIFE – The exact useful life of the product will greatly depend on how and where it is worn and cared for. It is therefore very important that you carefully examine the footwear before use and replace as soon as it appears to be unfit for wear. Careful attention should be paid to the condition of the upper stitching, wear in the outsole tread pattern and the condition of the upper/outsole bond.

Antistatic note for safety footwear,

In accordance with the EN ISO 20345 standard, “A”, S1, S2 or S3 marked.

 

Antistatic footwear should be used if it is necessary to minimise electrostatic build up by dissipating electrostatic charges, thus 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 no 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 a routine part of the accident prevention programme of the workplace.

 

Experience has shown that, for antistatic purposes, the discharge path through a product should normally have an electrical resistance of less than 1000MW at any time throughout its useful life. A value of 100KW 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 250V. 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 in dissipating electrostatic charges and also 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.

 

Classification I footwear can absorb moisture if worn for prolonged periods and in moist and wet conditions can become conductive.

If the footwear is worn in wet 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 surface should be such that it does not invalidate the protection provided by the footwear.

 

In use, no insulating elements, with the exception of normal hose 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.

 

This footwear has been designed and made taking your requirements into account and we hope that they will serve you well.