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:
- Anti-slip in compliance with SRA, SRB or SRC
- Toe cap made of steel, aluminium or plastic
- protects the toes from external impacts
- Puncture-resistant sole (P)
- Closed heel area
- Fuel-resistant sole (FO)
- 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 in compliance with SRC.
To check the slip-safety properties as defined in the standard EN ISO 20344-20347:2012, 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 carried out on ceramic tiles with SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate solution) and a steel floor with glycerol. Depending on whether the shoes pass the test on tiles, on steel floors or on both floors, the anti-slip protection is classified with SRA, SRB or SRC.
- SRC = SRA + SRB
- SRC = Anti-slip on ceramic tile floors with SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate solution), on cleaning agents, on steel floors with glycerol
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.