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Reference prEN 50321:2013
Title Live working - Footwear for electrical protection - Insulating footwear and overboots
Project Number 24296
Abstract/Scope This European standard specify the requirements and testing for PPE footwear used as electrical insulating footwear and overboots used for working live or close to live parts on installations up to 36,000V ac. The products designed and manufactured according to this standard contribute to the safety of the users provided they are used by skilled persons, in accordance with safe methods of work and the instructions for use. Antistatic, shock resistant and conductive footwear are not covered by this standard.
Enquiry stage


Current Stage code 4020
Current Stage code date 2013-11-22
Current Stage code deadline 2014-04-18
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) PPE (89/686/EEC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
Keywords Insulation; Footwear; Insulating footwear; Low voltage installation
Note D142/C090: NWI approved * Will supersede EN 50321:1999 * 2013-06-06: 9-month tolerance allocated on TC request
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
4020 2013-11-22 2014-04-18 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2013-08-26    
1099 2012-08-14    
1000 2012-05-08 2012-08-14  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Supersedes EN 50321:1999
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.