Footwear Standards

EN ISO 20345:2011

Personal protective equipment — Safety footwear

ISO 20345:2011 specifies basic and additional (optional) requirements for safety footwear used for general purpose. It includes, for example, mechanical risks, slip resistance, thermal risks, ergonomic behaviour. Special risks are covered by complementary job-related standards, e.g. footwear for firefighters, electrical insulating footwear, footwear protecting against chain saw injuries, chemicals, molten metal splash, and protection for motor cycle riders.

SB    
S1 A + FO + E Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region
S1P A + FO + E + P Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Penetration Resistance
S2 A + FO + E + WRU Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Water Resistant Upper
S2P A + FO + E + WRU + P (Smooth sole) Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Water Resistant Upper + Penetration Resistance (Smooth Sole)
S3 A + FO + E + WRU + P Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Water Resistant Upper + Penetration Resistance
S4 A + FO + E + Leakproofness Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Leakproofness
S5 A + FO + E + P + Leakproofness Antistatic + Resistance to fuel oil of outsole + Energy Absorption of Seat Region + Penetration Resistance + Leakproofness

 

EN ISO 20347:2012

Personal protective equipment — Occupational footwear

ISO 20347:2011 specifies basic and additional (optional) requirements for occupational footwear that is not exposed to any mechanical risks (impact or compression). Special risks are covered by complementary job-related standards (e.g. footwear for firefighters, electrical insulating footwear, protection against chain saw injuries, protection against chemicals and against molten metal splash, protection for motor cycle riders).

A Antistatic Footwear
Energy absorption of seat region
FO Resistance to fuel oil of outsole
Penetration resistance
Conductive footwear
HRO  Resistance to hot contact of outsole
CI  Cold insulation of sole complex
HI  Heat insulation of sole complex
WR*  Water resistant footwear
WRU  Water resistant upper
M Metatarsal protection
CR Cut resistance of upper
SRC (SRA+SRB) Slip resistant footwear

 

* Water resistant footwear has sealed stitchings and water resistant materials. The test is made up of 1000 steps in water (3cm deep) for about 20 minutes.

 

Markings

 

Safety Footwear Markings