Safety Footwear Explained

EN ISO 20345:2011 | All Safety Footwear sold in the EU must withstand

Impact 200 Joules and Compression 15000 Newtons

Additional Categories within EN ISO 20345:2011

 

SB - Basic requirements only, all additional features should be listed separately.

 

S1 - Basic requirements plus - Closed back, Anti-static, Energy absorbing heel

 

S1P - S1 requirements plus – Protective midsole

 

S3 – S1P requirements plus – Water resistant upper, Cleated soles

Please see below additionally available features and where they are found as standard:

Additionally Available Features

Code Description Featured as Standard in 
Anti-static properties       
Energy absorption of heel area      

Resistance Tests

Penetration resistance     
WRU  Water resistance   
WR Waterproof  Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
CI  Insulation from cold  Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
HI  Insulation from heat:
1) <150°C
2) <250°C 
Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
ESD  Electrostatic discharge resistance to 100 kilohms – 35 megaohms  Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
C Conductive Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
HRO  Heat resistant outsole  Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories

Anti-Slip Tests

SRA  Tested on ceramic tile wetted with dilute soap solution Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
SRB Tested on smooth steel with glycerol Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories
SRC Tested under both the above conditions. Should be listed as a separate specification on all categories