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This document provides more detailed and more technical background information relating to this topic of the sixth call for proposals under the specific programme for standards, measurements and testing (SMT), 1994-1998. The research needs fall into the three main areas:

- 1. Identification of the users needs. Reviewing of accident data in different countries to establish the types of protection and levels of safety needed;
- 2. Development of test methods and performance guidelines. Consideration of the new needed test methods, e.g. protection against fire and heat, water resistance of class 1 footwear, slip resistance, flexibility, weight, fitness;
- 3. Product development and associated trials. The first step at this stage is to review and assess the properties of different products available within Europe;
- 4. Formulation revisions of the standards. Renewed requirements and methods of testing will be presented for protection against fire and heat, water resistance/water vapour permeability, slip resistance, flexibility, and weight.

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