OVERVIEW OF PROTECTION CLASSES

Safety shoes

Equipped with toe caps whose protective effect for heavy loads has been tested.
The toe cap can be made of steel, aluminium or plastic.

EN ISO 20347:2012 and EN ISO 20345:2022

Norm category
Norm year
Anti-Slip*
Toe cap
Puncture-resistant sole*
Closed heel
Fuel Resistance*
Anti-static properties
Energy absorption capability in the heel area
No water penetration for a minimum of 60 minutes
Waterproof *
Profiled sole
SB
2011 or 2022
X
open heel possible
(✓)
X
X
X
X
X
S1
2011 or 2022
X
(✓)
X
X
X
S1P
2011 or 2022
(✓)
X
X
X
S2
2011 or 2022
X
(✓)
(✓)
X
S6 (NEW)
2022
X
(✓)
X
S3
2011 or 2022
(✓)
(✓)
S7 (NEW)
2022
(✓)
S4
2011 or 2022
X
Rubber or plastic boots
(✓)
X
S5
2011 or 2022
Rubber or plastic boots
(✓)

   Must be fulfilled
()  Can be fulfilled
X     This is not possible/necessary

2011:

Basic requirements for slip resistance

SRA: Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent

Additional tests:

SRB: Slip resistance on steel plates with glycerine

SRC (SRA+SRB): Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent and steel plates with glycerine

 

2022:

Basic requirements for slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents included in the standard

Additional test:

SR: Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent and glycerine

2011:

S1P, S3, S5: puncture-resistant sole made of steel or textile

 

2022:

S1P, S3, S5, S7: puncture-resistant sole made of steel, nail penetration protection with a test nail diameter of 4.5 mm

S1PL, S3L, S5L, S7L: standard requirement for puncture-resistant sole made of textile, nail penetration protection with a test nail diameter of 4.5 mm

S1PS, S3S, S5S, S7S: higher requirement for puncture-resistant textile sole, nail penetration protection with a test nail diameter of 3 mm

Resistance of the shoe sole to hydrocarbons (oils, petrol, etc.)

2011: included in the standard

2022: additional test with the labelling FO

Permanently waterproof

2011: additional test with the WR marking
2022: included in the standard, results in security class S6 or S7

Work shoes

With one or several protective parts, without the toe cap.

EN ISO 20347:2012 and EN ISO 20347:2022

Norm category
Norm year
Anti-Slip *
Toe cap
Puncture-resistant sole
Closed heel
Fuel Resistance
Anti-static properties
Energy absorption capability in the heel area
No water penetration for a minimum of 60 minutes
Waterproof *
Profiled sole
0B
2012 or 2022
X
X
open heel possible
X
X
X
X
X
X
01
2012 or 2022
X
X
X
X
X
X
02
2012 or 2022
X
X
X
(✓)
X
06 (NEW)
2022
X
X
X
X
04
2012 or 2022
X
X
Rubber or plastic boots
X
X

   Must be fulfilled
()  Can be fulfilled
X     This is not possible/necessary

2012:

Basic requirements for slip resistance

SRA: Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent

Additional tests:

SRB: Slip resistance on steel plates with glycerine

SRC (SRA+SRB): Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent and steel plates with glycerine

 

2022:

Basic requirements for slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents included in the standard

Additional test:

SR: Slip resistance on ceramic tiles with cleaning agent and glycerine

Permanently waterproof

2012: additional test with the WR marking
2022: included in the standard, results in security class S6 or S7