IS 5557:2004

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.
Let's take a closer look at IS 5557:2004 for industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots.

Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots are covered under IS 5557:2004. This standard specifies the requirements, sampling methods, and testing procedures for industrial and protective rubber boots reinforced with protective steel toe caps for use in mines and heavy metal industries and where the floor is covered with water, chemicals, oil, grease, waxes, lubricants, and so on. This standard does not apply to boots designed to protect against electrical shocks.

According to IS 5557:2004, protective rubber boots are classified into three types. This standard applies to the following three types of industrial protective rubber boots listed below:

Variety Classification
1 Industrial protective rubber knee boots
2 Industrial protective rubber half knee boots
3 Industrial protective rubber ankle boots

Each variety is divided into two types:

  • Type 1 — Non-oil resistant
  • Type 2 — Oil resistant

The boots must be made of rubber and fabric lined. The boots' rubber components must be nonporous and homogeneous, and these must meet the physical requirements specified in IS 5557:2004. The minimum thickness of Type 1 and Type 2 boots for the various parts and components must meet the requirements specified in the standard. Boots must be made using either the vulcanized or moulded process or both.


The following test shall be carried out for industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots.

  • Size, Thickness Test
  • Composite Strength
  • Leakage Resistance
  • Consolidation Test
  • Performance Test
  • Height Of Boots
  • Tensile Test
  • Performance Test

A laboratory shall be adequately maintained, in which the various tests shall be carried out according to the methods specified in the standard.

All markings shall be applied to the insole/leg lining fabric with the information prescribed in accordance with Indian standard. The boots may also be marked with the ISI certification mark, and packaging and marking must be done in accordance with the standards. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The BIS grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control and testing capabilities, and production process.

Latest QCO for Industrial And Protective Rubber Knee And Ankle Boots IS 5557:2004

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