A PPE Guide to Safety Footwear Standards
Are you choosing the right safety footwear for your needs?
Then our classification guide may help!
Safety footwear protects the wearer's toes against risk of injury from falling objects and crushing when worn in work environments where potential hazards may occur. The midsole protects against the foot being pierced by underfoot objects.
Safety footwear can be recognised by the following standard: EN ISO 20345:2004.
The classification system used to identify the protection provided by the footwear is listed below with a selection of sample footwear.
Excellent insulation and warmth with moisture wicking properties and it is relatively lightweight. Ideal for those on the move or in warm conditions.
Dr Martens Riverton Boots >
As SB safety boot standard plus penetration resistance which helps defend against sharp objects and hazardous terrain. Very popular in patroling roles.
Himalayan Skater Shoe SBP >
As S1 standard but with added penetration resistance which helps defend against sharp objects and hazardous terrain when walking.
Dr Martens Calvert Shoe >
As S1 standard plus water penetration and water absorption resistance for wet weather or environments with liquids.
Steelite Laced Safety Shoe >
200 joule toecap protection. All rubber or all polymeric footwear with anti-static properties. Energy absorbtion of seat region.
Safety Wellingtons >
The same as the S4 standard, but these wellies have a cleated outsole and penetration resistance for tough terrains.
Safety Wellies >
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