Common mistakes of choosing safety footwear:
People choose wrong safety standards and they will forget the purpose of buying safety shoes and they go with fashionable models. They will also go with boots with lesser price and hence they lose the quality and often choose the wrong size and hence they can’t feel comfortability to wear safety boots. At some situation, they even fail to consider the workplace conditions. They also fail to choose the company that specializes in safety boots. These are some mistakes people often do while buying safety boots.
Safety Footwear Standard:
Making the right choice of Men’s Work Boots that suits the work environment is vital if employee safety is to be ensured. Getting necessary information by reading standards of footwear will help them to select the best safety shoes. All safety footwear must meet the minimum safety standards set out by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The current standard for Safety Footwear across Europe (EN) is EN ISO 20345:2011 that sets out the minimum requirements that safety footwear successfully tested against.
This standard specifies that all safety boots must have some form of protection that are represented by a combination of letters added to the EN 20345 label.
For safety footwear with a toe cap resistant to an impact of 200 Joules.
Safety footwear with basic requirements of toe cap protection.
SB-P got same feature of SB with addition of mid-sole penetration.
S1 got same feature of SB with addition of anti-static footwear and hence footwear resistant to fuel oil.
S1-P got same feature of S1 but with addition of mid-sole penetration.
S2 got many features like anti-static footwear, resistance to fuel oil, heel region energy absorption and water resistant upper.
S3 got same feature as S2 with addition of penetration resistance.
S4 got features like anti-static footwear, resistance to fuel oil, heel region energy absorption and water-proof.
S5 got features like anti-static footwear, resistance to fuel oil, heel region energy absorption, water-proof and penetration resistance.
Thus, while buying a pair of safety shoes, it is necessary to look standard ratings and then go for buying those shoes.