BIS Certificate for Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) Industrial Boots | BIS Certification for Footwear Manufacturers | IS 12254:1993

BIS Certificate for Polyvinyl chloride(PVC) industrial boots

This Indian Standard 12254:1993 was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) after the draft was finalized by the leather, Tanning materials and Allied Products Sectional Committee had been approved by the Chemical Division Council. 

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), boots are meant to protect the feet, ankles, and knees against rain during monsoon and while working in slushy areas. 

Product testing is very essential, let’s have a look at the importance of product testing.

  • One of the most important purposes of testing is the quality assurance of a product that reflects high quality, safety, and reliability.
  • Product testing allows the manufacturer to ensure conformance with established technical standards to produce high-quality and safe products.
  • Build reputation and maximize profit, considering that a tested product indicates quality assurance. 
  • Helps in retaining customers, thus, providing a competitive edge.
  • Helps in understanding distinct types of stress a product can endure, be it in case of weather, wear tear, and other conditions.
  • In the initial prototyping stage, if you are trying to avail investment in order to manufacture your product in mass quantities, a tested product can allow you to achieve patent and investors as it shows the quality and functionality of the product.

With the benefits of product testing, we can clearly estimate how testing ensures quality assurance and product credibility.

There are numerous advantages of the BIS Certificate for Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) Industrial Boots, let’s have a look at those benefits : 

A  BIS certificate offers numerous benefits to manufacturers and importers of the product, which further helps in building trustworthiness and reliability, thus retaining customers.

Why, don’t we look at other benefits of the same -

  • Act as a shelter :
    A certified product acts as a shield against penalties and fines which could be imposed for not certifying a product.
  • Gives evidence:

A certified product serves as evidence that a product has been tested and certified as per prescribed standards.

  • Acknowledgment by customers :
    A certified product provides a sense of security and safety to the consumers, thus ensuring easy acceptance.
  • Maximize the profit :

It provides a competitive advantage over competitors, though also builds a brand reputation.

  • Widely accepted: 

Easy market acceptance as a product is tested and certified.

  • Unbeaten quality:

Confirm the unmatched quality standards and also it is seamless to file government tenders.

With these benefits of ensuring conformance with standards and specifications, a manufacturer can establish that a product is safe, reliable, and credible, thus, confirming unmatched quality standards.

Classifications of Boots :

Boots are classified on the basis of the - 

Design and protection level. 

  • Based on design :


  • Based on protection level : 
  1. Variety 1 - For use as safety footwear 
  2. Variety 2 - For use as protective footwear 
  3. Variety 3 - For use as occupational footwear

Physical requirements :

The PVC industrial boots shall conform to the given requirements in the given tables :


Product of scope : 

This standard IS 12254:1993  prescribes requirements, methods and specifications, and tests for safety, protective and occupational PVC footwear, mainly for the protection of the workers who are working in the industries. 

How do We help Ensuring Conformance With IS 12254:1993 Specifications?

  • We will educate you concerning every aspect of Indian Standard 12254:1993 
  • We will check whether a product falls under the purview of BIS or not, including whether a product complies with the BIS standards or not, then, after mutual understanding, the project will move forward. 
  • There is no better place to obtain it than JR Compliance because we will analyze the product requirements to give clear guidelines.
  • JR Compliance has experienced expert professionals, who can assist you in the documentation, evaluation, and examination.
  • We are equipped with the necessary resources to conduct a virtual pre-audit to confirm whether your manufacturing unit and production process are complying with provided specifications or not. 
  • JR Compliance will schedule a meeting with the BIS officer for a factory audit.
  • If you lack an in-house testing facility, we will help you in setting up one.
  • We will coordinate with a BIS-accredited laboratory for product testing.
  • You can expect reliable and punctual service delivery as we will also visit the BIS office on your behalf if required.
  • We invest our sustained efforts to meet the startled queries or demands of BIS.
  • In case of any concern, we assure to provide the finest solution.


IS 12254:1993 is an Indian Standard,  considering that, such boots are also recommended for light-duty purposes in tanneries, food and beverage industries, sewage treatment plants, petrochemical, cement, and pharmaceuticals industries, and garbage disposal. 

To introduce your product in the Indian market, it’s very necessary to comply with standards. Keeping the importance of conformance with compliance in mind, we - JR Compliance, a leading compliance service provider is equipped with experts and resources to provide you with above-and-beyond support to obtain a BIS certificate.

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