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The Safety Standard

The Safety Standard
If a shoe carries a CE-label, this indicates the following: The product meets the requirements of European guideline 89/686/EU regarding personal protective equipment. The CE-standard EN ISO 20345 consist: apart from a number of basic requirements, the EN ISO 20345
mark on a product bears on the additional requirements mentioned below. If the product meets these additional requirements, this is indicated by a symbol on the shoe.

Protective footwear for professional use with toecaps designed to give protection against impact when tested at an energy level of 200 joules
S1 Antistatic properties, energy absorption of seat region, closed heel and resistance to fuel oil
S1P As S1 plus anti-penetration midsole
S2 As S1 plus water resistance and water absorption of upper material
S3 As S2 plus anti-penetration midsole and cleated outsole
All-rubber or all-polymer footwear; Antistatic properties, energy absorption of seat region, closed heel and resistance to fuel oil
S5 As S4 plus anti-penetration midsole and cleated outsole
Additional requirements for special applications with specific marks:
P Penetration resistance
C Conductive
A Antistatic
E Energy absorption
I Insulating footwear
M Metatarsal protection 100 J impact energy
HI Insulation against heat
CI Insulation against cold
CR Cut resistant footwear
AN  Ankle protection
WR Water resistant footwear
WRU Water resistant upper
FRU Flame Resistant Upper
HRO Resistance to hot contact
SBH Hybrid footwear
ESD Electrostatic discharge
SRA/SRB/SRC Slip resistance
CAREFULLY READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT: This footwear is designed to minimise the risk of injury from the specific hazards as identified by the marking on the particular product (see marking codes above) However, always remember that no item of PPE can provide full protection and care must always be taken while carrying out the risk-related activity.
PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS OF USE – These products have been tested in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 for the types of protection defined on the product by the marking codes explained above. However, always ensure that the footwear is suitable for the intended end use.
FITTING, SIZING – To put on and take off products, always fully undo the fastening systems. Only wear footwear of a suitable size. Products which are either too loose or too tight will restrict movement and will not provide the optimum level of protection. The size of these products are marked on them.
COMPATIBILITY – To optimise protection, in some instances it may be necessary to use this footwear with additional PPE such as protective trousers or over gaiters. In this case, before carrying out the risk related activity, consult your supplier to ensure that all your protective products are compatible and suitable for your application.
SOCKS & COMFORT – Wear Bata socks, change your sock regularly and, in case of perspiration, take alternating hot and cold baths. Use soap sparingly. Change shoes regularly: leather is a natural product and should be allowed to rest.
Check for the shoe advisor and all the standards which apply on the different shoes. Risk analysis is always the responsibility of the prevention advisor. The prevention advisor, in consultation with the hierarchal line, prepares the advice whereby the employer undertakes the necessary actions.
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