SATRA is planning to hold its first ‘safety footwear clinics’ in China later this month. Peter Doughty, SATRA’s specialist in safety footwear testing and certification, is set to meet Fast Eastern manufacturers seeking more information on the latest European Union safety footwear standards. He is holding sessions at the SATRA representative office in Dongguan City from June 20-23 and at the Holiday Inn in Zhuhai from June 24-25.

‘We have acted in response to the many enquiries we received at the recent Asia Pacific Leather Fair’, says SATRA deputy chief executive Richard Turner. ‘It was clear that many wanted to know as soon possible the full implications of the standards as they affect all safety footwear destined for the European market.’

Peter Doughty has 15 years of experience in safety footwear. He heads up the SATRA team which carries out thousands of tests each year. The team CE marks a wide range of safety products each year and has already issued almost 3,000 CE certificates.

Peter Zeng, who heads up SATRA’s China office, is drawing up an appointments timetable and he has more details on e-mail: