What is a slip-resistant shoe?
A slip-resistant shoe is designed to support the prevention of injuries such as slips, falls and trips on wet surfaces.
All our Shoes For Crews styles have been designed to support the protection of your entire workforce from workplace slips and falls with our highly slip-resistant and proprietary outsole technology.
New standard for slip-resistance testing for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) footwear
At the end of 2021 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) reviewed the slip testing standards. EN ISO 20344:2011 was replaced by the new standard EN ISO 20344:2021.
Effective since the beginning of 2022, this standard must be used when looking at slip-resistance testing methods for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
What does EN ISO 20344:2021 include?
- EN ISO 20345:2022: standard for Safety Footwear
- EN ISO 20347:2022: standard for Occupational Footwear
- EN ISO 13287:2020-02: it is not applicable to special purpose footwear containing spikes, metal studs or similar.
How is the slip-resistance of a shoe measured?
When testing the slip-resistance of a shoe, the shoe is clamped in different positions in a measuring device and guided over the various testing floors.
As mentioned above, the slip-resistance of footwear is tested according to the set of European testing methods standards written into EN ISO 20344:2021. Footwear which has passed the test for slip-resistance will be marked with the SR code:
- Standard requirement: slip test on ceramic floors with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
- SR class: slip test on ceramic floors with Glycerin.