This document specifies requirements and test methods for assessing the resistance to cutting of gaiters by hand-held chainsaws and other properties. It includes a requirement and a test method for assessing the strength of underfoot straps of gaiters.
This document is applicable to gaiters used in conjunction with safety footwear with a steel toecap conforming to ISO 20345 design "C" or "D". These gaiters are designed to be used only in association with a defined model of footwear and tested together.
NOTE These products are intended, but are not limited, to be used in combination with a defined model of orthopaedic footwear.
This document does not apply to gaiters intended for use in situations where there is a significant risk of tripping, such as tree climbing or in forests.