IS 1989 (PART 2):1986

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 1989 (Part 2):1986 for leather safety boots and shoes for heavy metal industries.

Leather safety boots and shoes for heavy metal industries are covered under IS 1989 (Part 2):1986. This standard (Part 2) specifies the requirements and sampling and testing methods for leather safety boots and shoes for workers in the heavy metal industries.

Leather safety boots and shoes for heavy metal industries must meet the design, materials, manufacture, finish, and performance requirements outlined in IS 1989 (Part 2):1986. The raw materials used in safety boots and shoes must meet the specifications specified in IS 1989(Part 2):1986.

The boots must be made on lasts that comply with IS 5520:1969 and correspond to last model numbers 10883 or 9180. The boots must be ankle-high, Derby pattern, with six eyelets and a full vamp. The shoes must be of derby design, have four or fewer eyelets, and be made on lasts that comply with IS 5520:1969, corresponding to last Model No. 10883 or 9150. The toe must be reinforced with a steel toe cap, and the tongue must be padded. The vamp must be completely lined. Upper leather shall be printed grain leather of any colour that meets the requirements of IS 578:1985 as specified in IS 1989 (Part 2):1986. IS 2051:1976 specifies the method for drawing representative samples of material and the conformity criteria.


The following test shall be carried out for leather safety boots and shoes for heavy metal industries.

  • Impact Test
  • Tensile strength test
  • Performance test
  • Dimensional measurement and any other as specified in the standard

A laboratory shall be maintained, in which the various tests shall be carried out as per the methods defined in the standard.

Each boot and shoe shall be marked with the manufacturer’s name, size no., batch no., year of manufacture, and other information specified in the standard. The product may also be marked with the ISI standard mark (ISI 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 Leather Safety Boots & Shoes For Heavy Metal Industries IS 1989 (Part 2):1986

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