Standards for Slip-Resistant Footwear

Safety shoes

Not all safety footwear is slip-resistant

  • BS EN ISO 20345:2011 (corrigendum July 2014) provides helpful advice on slip resistant footwear
  • Footwear which has passed the EN test for slip resistance (EN ISO 20344:2004 (A1: 2007) ) should be marked with
    • SRA - tested on ceramic tile whetted with dilute soap solution
    • SRB - tested on smooth steel with glycerol
    • SRC - tested under both the above conditions
    • The rating should be based on likely contamination. SRC may not be best in every situation
  • The UK's Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) GRIP rating scheme rates slip resistance of footwear from 1 to 5 stars, with 3 star, 4 star or 5 star footwear recommended where there’s a slip risk
  • SATRA’s Slip Resistance Guide 2010 "gives a concise overview of slip resistance" relating to footwear [13 pages]

See Slip Resistant Footwear Further Information