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Safety Ratings

Choosing the right safety footwear is important. All day comfort is also important however your safety is paramount. It is not just about toe protection , there are many additional levels of protection to think about. Underfoot protection, anti-static, water resistant these are just some you need to consider.

A large degree of workplace accidents involve slips and trips so the level of slip resistance should also be considered in your job role. Make sure you choose footwear that has the correct level of protection for your industry be it warehouse, electrician, driver, hospitality or heavy construction.

Our safety footwear has been manufactured in accordance with CE EN 20345:2011 standards. The safety ratings below are a guide to choosing the correct footwear for your job requirement. The rating for each style is clearly marked on all footwear. It is always advisable that a risk assessment is carried out in order to achieve the correct rating required.

SAFETY RATINGS CE EN20345:2011
SB
  • Basic safety protection.
  • 200 joule toe cap.
SBP
  • Basic safety protection.
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • Penetration resistant midsole.
S1
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • Closed seat region.
  • Anti-static Energy absorption.
S1P
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • Closed seat region.
  • Anti-static Energy absorption.
  • Penetration Resistant Midsole.
S2
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • Closed seat region.
  • Anti-static Energy absorption.
  • Water absorption.
S3
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • Closed seat region.
  • Anti-static Energy absorption.
  • Penetration resistant midsole.
  • Water absorption and penetration resistant.
  • Cleated outsole.
S4
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • All rubber or all polymeric anti-static footwear.
  • Energy absorption.
S5
  • 200 joule toe cap.
  • All rubber or all polymeric anti-static footwear.
  • Energy absorption.
  • Penetration resistant midsole.
  • Cleated outsole.
Additional Safety Category Ratings
A
  • Anti-static
AN
  • Ankle protection
C
  • Conductive Footwear
CI
  • Cold insulation
CR
  • Cut resistant upper
E
  • Heel energy absorption
ESD
  • Electro-static dissipative footwear
FO
  • Fuel & Oil resistant outsole
HI
  • Heat insulation of outsole complex
HRO
  • Heat resistant outsole to 300°c
M
  • Metatarsal protection
P
  • Penetration resistant midsole
WR
  • Water resistant
WRU
  • Water penetration resistant upper
SLIP RESISTANCE
SRA
Footwear is tested on clay tiles with sodium lauryl sulphate solution and meets a minimum Coefficient (CoF) of Friction of 0.32 tested flat & CoF 0.28 tested at the heel.
SRB
Footwear is tested on stainless steel with a glycerol solution and meets a CoF of 0.18 tested flat & 0.13 tested at the heel.
SRC
Footwear indicates both SRA & SRB are met.
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