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SAFETY FOOTWEAR /
engelbert strauss and in compliance with the EN ISO 20345 standard offer craftsmen and women absolute safety. The basic requirements for shoes as defined by the EN ISO 20345 standard is the non-slip sole in compliance with SRA, SRB or SRC and the toe cap. Be they made of steel or lighter materials such as aluminium or plastic – all engelbert strauss safety shoes offer good protection against heavy pressure and sudden external impact. The sturdy toe caps can withstand up to 200 joule. Depending on work requirements, engelbert strauss offers craftsmen and women a choice of various safety levels | | | | | | for safety shoes. All safety shoes can also be used as simple work shoes.
Shoes designed for industrial environments undergo severe testing. Right down to their last fibre, they are tested and specified for all requirements. Shoes that pass the test fulfil the European safety shoe standard: EN ISO 20345.
Safety levels for EN ISO 20345:2011:
engelbert strauss safety shoes of the protection class SB allow an open heel zone; however the toes need to be safely protected. engelbert strauss SB safety shoes offer ideal protection thanks to the secure toe cap made of steel, aluminium or plastic, and the non-slip sole in compliance with SRA, SRB or SRC.
Shoes bearing the HI-label offer perfect protection against burns to the soles of the feet when working on hot surfaces of up to 150 °C (for a contact period of up to 30 minutes).With its thermally-insulated substructure, the steel cap does not have a negative impact on the temperature inside the shoes, even when the outside temperatures are high.
HI: Heat insulation CI: Cold insulation CI/HI: Cold and heat insulation
HRO: Resistant to contact heat
The temperature inside shoes bearing the CI-label will not drop by more than 10°C, even at an outside temperature of -17 °C (at approx. +23 °C inside the shoe), within 30 minutes. This means that your feet are additionally protected even at low temperatures and in particular on cold surfaces. In addition, the steel toe cap and/or steel sole does not negatively impact on the cooling inside the shoe.
engelbert strauss work shoes protect the wearer on a day-to-day basis at work in compliance with the European standard EN ISO 20347. The basic requirements of the work shoes comprise protective details such as non-slip soles (SRA, SRB, SRC), excellent absorption or optimum stability. Shoes are subjected to heavy testing before they can be certified for industrial use in compliance with the European standard. Right down to their last fibre, they are tested and specified for all requirements. Shoes that pass the test fulfil the European safety shoe standard: EN ISO 20347. Depending on work requirements, engelbert strauss offers craftsmen and women safety shoes with three safety levels with additional requirements (OB|O1|O2).
SRA: Non-slip on ceramic tiles
SRB: Non-slip on steel plates and glycerine
SRC (SRA+SRB): Non-slip on ceramic tiles,
steel plates and glycerine
Safety levels for EN ISO 20347:2012:
Airy and comfortable – this is the basic principle of the engelbert strauss work shoes 0B. In the lowest safety level, they are also available with an open heel zone, ensuring that the feet remain well-aired even on hot days. Satisfying the basic requirements of the EN ISO 20347:2012, they also have a non-slip sole in compliance with SRA, SRB or SRC.
Special attention needs to be paid to shoes for wide feet that can quickly become painful in shoes that are too tight. For this reason, engelbert strauss supplies shoes for wide feet in various safety classes. The wide fit offers a degree of comfort to large feet including freedom of movement for the toes. 12 cm wide safety shoes prevent possible skin irritation, blisters or deformation caused by tight front sections.
Certification to DGUV 112 - 191 / ÖNorm Z 1259 is required, especially for any orthopaedic adjustments in professional and safety shoes. This certificate confirms that even after the change of orthopaedic shoemaker the designs still fulfil the requirements of the standards
EN ISO 20345 (safety shoes) and EN ISO 20347 (professional shoes).
Certified professional and safety shoes from engelbert strauss may be adjusted using orthopaedic inserts fitted by any approved orthopaedic shoemaker of your choice. It is important that the orthopaedic shoemaker orders a type-tested sole blank from our partners:
• Mander-Malms Schuhtechnik GmbH
• Schein Orthopädie Service KG
• Matthias Hartmann Orthopädie
• Doppler GmbH
Appropriate manufacturing instructions for orthopaedic fittings are also available from the following partners.
engelbert strauss professional / safety shoes, certified according to DGUV 112 - 191 regulations, are suitable for orthopaedic inserts, especially identified models are made for changes by orthopaedic fittings.
Professional and safety shoes produced according to standard ÖNorm Z 1259 are suitable for orthopaedic inserts, appropriately identified models even for changes by orthopaedic fittings. In order to be certified according to standard ÖNorm Z 1259, professional and safety shoes must have an anti-slip value of SRC, ¾ insoles are not allowed to be used.
Orthopaedic foot protection in accordance with DGUV 112 - 191 /
ÖNorm Z 1259 (formerly BGR 191)
Adjustment of professional and safety shoes using orthopaedic inserts and overlays
At engelbert strauss the focus is on development. It is an on-going process, which sees the creative heads in the development team constantly working on improvements, new product lines, mechanical innovations and new ideas. For years we have stocked safety shoes. What makes us stand out is the direct dialogue with the customer. The ideas and suggestions we hear on a daily basis form a specific requirement profile for the development of new products. This helps the designers and technicians to come up with well thought-through and holistic concepts.
When manufacturing shoes, engelbert strauss uses a wide variety of materials depending on the purpose of the footwear. Even before a shoe is actually developed, the individual material components are examined carefully in the quality testing department. Using special measuring procedures that simulate many work days in just a few hours, it is possible to determine how the materials will wear, how durable they are and what level of comfort they offer. Special attention is also paid to the soles. A fatigue bending machine tests the bending strength, durability and performance of the soles. For instance, simulating permanent bending allows the quality manager to determine the strength of the sole. Of course, we also have test persons that test our products in the field on a day-to-day basis; this is essential for our quality work.
The quality team is the core function as far as quality assurance is concerned. This team of development and customer service employees is responsible for the continuous testing of our products. Not only is customer feedback about the quality and use of the shoes of immense value, faulty goods are also important. Every faulty shoe is examined and tested individually by the quality assurance team. If a model demonstrates technical faults, the shoe is immediately discussed with the development team and production. Another important task of the quality team is to organise product training sessions for employees in customer service and the workwearstore to ensure that they are intimately familiar with the products and their various application purposes. Faulty and returned shoes are also discussed. The insights gained here help the employees to answer customer questions more precisely.