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Work Boot Clasifications

Work Boot Clasifications

Last Modified: 22nd Apr 2016

Safety Work Boots & Shoes Guide to Technical Specification.

Classification                                                                       Application / Benefit

SB - Basic Safety Protection, 200 Joule 

 Provides protection for toes against crushing etc

S1 - 200 Joule protection. Closed seat region (fully enclosed heel). Antistatic properties. Energy absorption of seat region. Cleated outsole. As SB plus these features; Energy absorption reduces fatigue and improves comfort.
S2 - 200 joule toecap protection. Closed seat region (fully enclosed heel). Antistatic properties. Energy absorption of seat region. Plus water penetration and water absorption resistance. Cleated outsole. As S1 plus these features; Water resistant leather uppers repels water splashes keeping feet dry in poor weather or damp working conditions.
S3 - 200 joule toecap protection. Closed seat region (fully enclosed heel). Antistatic properties. Energy absorption of seat region. Water penetration and water absorption resistance. Plus penetration resistance. Cleated outsole. As S2 plus these features; Penetrative resistance plate in sole of footwear for use on building sites or similar where sharp objects may penetrate through the outsole.

Additional Safety Features 

Should these products offer some extra protective feature, then the appropriate symbol will be added.

  • P - Penetration resistance offered by a steel midsole: 1100 Newtons
  • C - Conductive footwear
  • A - Antistatic footwear. Range from 100k to 1000m
  • HI - Insulation against heat
  • CI - Insulation against cold
  • E - Heel energy absorption: 20 joules
  • WRU - Water penetration and water absorption resistant uppers
  • HRO - Resistance to hot contact up to 300ºC
  • ESD - Electro-static discharge