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Anatomy of Safety Footwear

anatomy of safety footwear

Standards

Safety, Protective and Occupational Shoes for industrial purposes are tested according to different standards. We produce footwear according to European standards. The standards and corresponding products are shown in the following overview:

EN ISO 20345/EN 345-1 EN ISO 20346/EN 346-1 EN ISO 20347/EN 347-1
Safety Shoes with Steel/Composite/ Aluminium Toe Caps which resist test force of 200 Joules. Protective Shoes with Steel/Composite/ Aluminium Toe Caps which resist test force of 100 Joules. Occupational Shoes without toe caps, but with skid resistant, antistatic or other similar features.

Furthermore, in India we have the BIS:15298 standard. This standard stipulates the safety requirements and tests for Safety, Protective and Occupational footwear.

Safety Features

Safety Features for each product can be identified on the product label from following markings.

EN ISO
20345
EN ISO
20346
EN ISO
20347
CLASS ADDITIONAL FEATURES
SB PB - I/II Conforms with basic features.
S1 P1 1 I Closed heel area, antistatic properties, energy absorption in heel area,
fuel resistant outsole.
S1P P1 1 I Like S1 plus penetration resistance profiled outsole.
S2 P2 2 I Like S1 plus resistant to water penetration and water absorption.
S3 P3 3 I Like S2 plus penetration resistance profiled outsole.
S4 P4 4 II Like S2 plus antistatic, energy absorption in heel area, fuel resistant outsole.
S5 P5 5 II Like S4 plus penetration resistance profiled outsole.

Classification

CLASS I CLASS II
Footwear made of leather and other materials with an exception of formed in one piece or vulcanized. Footwear formed in one piece or vulcanized i.e. Rubber, PUR or PVC boots.

Additional Marking

A Antistatic footwear P Penetration resistant
C Conductive footwear E Energy absorption in heel area
CI Cold Insulation HRO Thermal behavior of sole
HI Heat Insulation    

Slip resistance of safety, protective and occupational shoes

In the new standard, following three slip resistance limits are defined since beginning of 2008 and as per new standard the footwear should fulfill one of these three requirements:

SRA SRB SRC
Slip resistance on floors with ceramic tiles
with SLS(Sodium Laurylether Sulfate) solution
Slip resistance on
steel floor with glycerol
Slip resistance on floor with ceramic tiles
with SLS and on steel floor with glycerol(SRA+SRB)

Footwear size conversion table

European 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
British 2 3 4 5 6 6.5 7 8 9 10 10.5 11 12 13

Workwear

Prosafe products have been tested to the Directive for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Directive No. 89/686/EEC and carries the CE Mark accordingly.

While ordering PPE it can be confusing to convert and measure sizes.

We hope that these conversion tables will be useful.

Men's Clothing Sizes

CHARACTER SIZE EUROPEAN SIZE HEIGHT CHEST WAIST SIZE
S 46 164 - 170 88 - 92 80 - 84
M 48
50
170 - 176
170 - 176
92 - 96
96 - 100
84 - 88
88 - 92
L 52
54
176 - 182
176 - 182
100 - 104
104 - 108
92 - 96
96 - 100
XL 56
58
182 - 188
182 - 188
108 - 112
112 - 116
100 - 104
104 - 108
XXL 60
62
188 - 194
188 - 194
116 - 120
120 - 124
108 - 112
112 - 116
XXXL 64
66
194
194
124 - 128
128 - 132
116 - 120
120 - 124

Women's Clothing Sizes

CHARACTER SIZE EUROPEAN SIZE HEIGHT CHEST WAIST SIZE HIP SIXE
S 36 158 - 164 80-84 64 - 68 88 - 92
M 38
40
158 - 164
164 - 170
84 - 88
88 - 92
68 - 72
72 - 76
92 - 96
96 - 100
L 42
44
164 - 170
170 - 176
100 - 104
104 - 108
76 - 80
80 - 84
100 - 104
104 - 108
XL 46
48
170 - 176
170 - 176
100 - 104
104 - 108
84 - 88
88 - 92
100 - 104
104 - 108
XXL 50
52
176 - 182
176 - 182
108 - 112
112 - 116
92 - 96
96 - 100
116 - 120
120 - 124
XXXL 54
56
176 - 182
176 - 182
116 - 120
120 - 124
100 - 104
104 - 108
124 - 128
128 - 132

News & Events

  • Our Shoes available at Central Labour Institute, Mumbai
  • Redesigned Safety shoes in 100% Metal free Atheletic style enhancing slip resistance and comfort.
  • Developing Boots and Garments for Extreme Cold Weather.
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