V12 boot is SATRA’s first certification to EN ISO 20345:2022
UK-based V12 Footwear recently launched a polyurethane (PU)-injected safety wellington boot which became the first product certified by SATRA under the new EN ISO 20345:2022 standard. In fact, this was one of the first safety footwear products in the UK market to meet this new legislation. The new boot meets the classifications of ‘S5L’ (energy absorption at the seat region and the cleated outsole, in addition to antistatic characteristics and perforation resistance), ‘FO’ (fuel oil-resistant outsole), ‘CI’ (cold insulation) and ‘SR’ (slip-resistance).
V12 Footwear was created in 1998 by Andy and Ben Turner, two brothers working in their family’s PPE business who saw a market for customers wanting safety boots that were stylish and comfortable as well as protective. This resulted in a mission to take the company’s existing knowledge and expertise, and then use these strengths to make reliable and desirable safety footwear. Straplines which were used in early marketing campaigns, such as ‘footwear to be enjoyed not endured’ and ‘weekend footwear for work’ reflected this business ambition.
The photograph above shows V12 Footwear’s supplier development manager Matthew Kirton (left) receiving the company’s EN ISO 20345:2022 certificate from SATRA product certification business manager Pete Doughty.
This article was originally published on page 2 of the October 2022 issue of SATRA Bulletin.