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
open heel possible
S1
2011 or 2022
S1P
2011 or 2022
S2
2011 or 2022
S6
2022
S3
2011 or 2022
S7
2022
S4
2011 or 2022
Rubber or plastic boots
S5
2011 or 2022
Rubber or plastic boots
Must be fulfilled
Can be fulfilled
This is not possible/necessary
New / changes EN ISO:2022

Permanently waterproof

2011:

Additional test with WR label

2022:

Included in the norm, resulting in the safety class S6 or S7

2011:

Basic non-slip requirements

SRA: Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents

Additional tests:

SRB: Non-slip on steel plates with glycerine

SRC (SRA+SRB): Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents and steel plate with glycerine

2022:

Basic requirements non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents included in the norm

Additional test:

SR: Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents 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-piercing protection with a test nail diameter of 4.5 mm

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

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

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

2011:

Included in the norm

2022:

Additional test with FO label

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
OB
2012 or 2022
open heel possible
O1
2012 or 2022
O2
2012 or 2022
O6
2022
O4
2012 or 2022
Rubber or plastic boots
Must be fulfilled
Can be fulfilled
This is not possible/necessary
New / changes EN ISO:2022

Permanently waterproof

2012:

Additional test with WR label

2022:

Included in the norm, resulting in the safety class O6

2012:

Basic non-slip requirements

SRA: Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents

Additional tests:

SRB: Non-slip on steel plates with glycerine

SRC (SRA+SRB): Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents and steel plate with glycerine

2022:

Basic requirements non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents included in the norm

Additional test:

SR: Non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents and glycerine"

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