EN Standards for safety shoes

European Standards for safety shoes

 

Today, the standardisation of safety shoes and working shoes is made according to the new standards EN ISO 20345 and EN ISO 20347. CE certificates, issued by notified bodies upon
CE examinations, are now valid for 5 years, as mentioned on the certificate.

EN ISO 20345 :

Specifications for safety footwear for professional use. This standard defines, in reference to the EN ISO 20344 standard, the fundamental and additional (facultative) requirements for safety footwear for professional use. This footwear includes the necessary safety device to protect the wearer’s toes against risk of injury from falling objects and accidents which could occur in industrial environments. Fit out with a toe cap, this footwear protects the wearer’s toes against crushing impacts with a protection provided on 200 Joules.

EN ISO 20346:

Specifications for safety footwear for professional use. This standard defines, in reference to the EN ISO 20344 standard, the fundamental and additional (facultative) requirements for safety footwear for professional use. This footwear includes the necessary safety device to protect the wearer’s toes against risk of injury from falling objects and accidents which could occur in industrial environments. Fit out with a toe cap, this footwear protects the wearer’s toes against crushing impacts with a protection provided on 100 Joules.

 

EN ISO 20347 : Specifications for work footwear for professional use. This footwear is different from safety footwear by the fact that these do not have toe caps against injury from falling objects or crushing impacts.

Requirements – EN Standards for safety shoes

 

Shoes category

Class Requirements
Safety Protection Occupational
EN ISO 20345 EN ISO 20346 EN ISO 20347
SB PB OB I ή II Basic requirement
S1 (S1P)* P1 O1 I –  Antistatic property

–  Energy absorption heel

–  Oil and hydrocarbon resistant sole

–  Anti slip sole

*S1P: as S1 but with anti perforation sole

S2 P2 O2 I As in S1 or P1 or O1, as well as:

–  Waterproof

S3 P3 O3 I As in S2 or P2 or O2, as well as:

–  Anti perforatiοn sole

S4 P4 O4 II – Antistatic property

–  Energy absorption heel

–  Oil and hydrocarbon resistant sole

–  Waterproof

S5 P5 O5 II As in S4 or P4 or O4 as well as:

–  Anti perforatiοn sole