A brief guide to safety footwear standards and terms used in footweardepot.co.uk. All safety footwear sold in the UK has to conform to EN ISO safety standards to ensure the wearer can be confident that the footwear they are about to purchase, is fit for purpose.
Safety footwear has an 'S' classification showing it's safety rating and a slip rating for the sole unit under given conditions.
EN ISO 20345 'S' ratings:
There is no classification for metal free footwear. These will use components that are made from composite materials with no metal present. These are ideal for areas where metal may interfere with the apparatus, such as air port metal detectors. Composite is also generally ligther and more flexible than steel making them feel warmer in winter and help to reduce fatigue sometimes associated with wearing heavier boots.
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