S3 safety boots offer a perfect all-round protective package which is standard and required for safety regarding all footwear for outdoor activities. This specific safety footwear is the first choice and is the standard for building sites.
Equipped with S3 all-round protection, toecap, puncture-resistant sole and pleasant lining, they are perfect for wearing in cold days.
After being tested according to EN ISO 20345, all safety shoes and safety boots of this footwear category satisfy the following basic requirements:
- Toe cap made of steel, aluminium or plastic
- Puncture-resistant sole (P)
- Closed heel area
- Antistatic properties (A)
- Energy absorption capacity in heel area (E)
- Min. 60 minutes no water penetration
- Profiled outer sole
Depending on the model, this safety footwear focuses on different features, in addition to the protection package.
Wet floors, smooth surfaces – there is a much higher risk of slipping in winter, which is why safety footwear not only needs to offer mechanical safety but also protection against falls. And this calls for a sole with a self-cleaning profile and a good grip. The combination of material and profile is decisive to ensure absolute anti-slip protection of the outer sole.
To check the slip-safety properties as defined in the standard EN ISO 20344-20347, the shoes are clamped into a measuring device in a number of positions and then moved across the test floors. The value measured here is called the friction coefficient. The test is conducted on non-slip on ceramic tiles with cleaning agents. The shoes can also be tested on glycerine. If both tests are passed the boot achieves the highest slip resistance rating of SR and can be labelled accordingly.
SR = highest certified slip resistance (comparable to the SRC designation according to EN ISO 20345: 2011)
Winter building sites are a particular challenge for people and material. The main task of practical workwear is to protect the body against piercing cold. Three areas, in particular, require special protection at temperatures below minus 5° Celsius: the face, hands, and feet. In the case of the latter, safety boots with a cold-insulating substructure (CI) and warm lining offer perfect insulation and comfort.