All safety footwear in this catalogue conforms to EN345, EN ISO 20345 or EN346.
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations require employers to supply safety footwear to those working in hazardous environments. Assessments are essential to ensure that hazards are eliminated or protected against where it is not possible to eliminate them.
All safety footwear should be marked to one of the following standards:
Additional protection may be provided and is identified on the footwear by marking as follows:
Midsole penetration resistance (1100 Newtons) P
Energy Absorbtion of seat reigon (20 Joules) E
Contuctive (Max100k) C
Antistatic (Range 100k-1000M) A
Electrically Insulating I
Resistance to Inimical Environments:
Insulation against Heat HI
Insulation against Cold CI
Water Resistance WR
Metatarsal Protection (100 Joules) M
Ankle Protection AN
Cut resistant upper CR
Water Penetration & Water Absorption WRU
Resistance to hot contact HRO
Resistance to fuel oil FO
Sole Materials and Types
DD, Double Density Polyurethane:
This method is direct injection moulded giving a very strong construction.Provides day-long comfort at work, with soft inner cushioning for reduced muscle fatigue.Flexible and lightweight. Tough outer layer giving good slip resistance and wear characteristics.
DDR, Double Density Rubber:
A robust construction method using the same principles as the DD sole but adding the benefits of Rubber. Enhanced heat resistance and durability in rough terrain.
DR, Double Density Polyurethane Rubber:
An innovative sole unit that combines the benefits of both polyurethane and rubber. A very strong unit offering lightness and flexibility together with enhanced heat resistance and durability in rough terrain, offered by rubber.
SD, Single Density Polyurethane:
This method is direct injection moulded giving a very strong construction.Provides day-long comfort at work, with soft cushioning for reduced muscle fatigue.Flexible and lightweight. Good slip resistance and wear characteristics.
NR: Nitrile Rubber:
Robust and tough construction. With improved wear and slip resistance. Able to withstand temperature up to 300°c and has good resistance to chemical hazards.
Developed in the leisure industry for hiking boots. This two layer sole unit combines all the features or rubber, heat resistance to 300°c, outstanding grip and wear characteristics with the flexible comfort cushion of EVA.
GW: Goodyear Welted:
A traditional very strong construction method where the sole is stitched to the upper providing robust footwear.
Air Cushioned Sole: giving comfort as the innersole moulds to the contours of the foot.
Slips, trips and falls make up a very large percentage of work related accidents. Safety footwear now is specially designed to combat these risks as far as possible. Under the standards of EN ISO 20345:2011 manufacturers are required to state the slip resistance of the footwear in two different scenarios as shown below.
The requirements for Coefficient of Friction (CoF) for safety footwear are:
Footwear which passes will be coded as follows:
Where a test result is available we have included this information with the relevant footwear.