Safety shoes class S3 HRO SRC

There are different standards for safety shoes, each describing specific requirements and applications. This can be recognised by the so-called S coding that shows the different safety classes. Safety shoes in class S3 are a combination of S1 and S2 safety shoes. With this, the shoes are water-resistant, have a safety nose and sole, are anti-static and these safety shoes absorb energy in the heel. The S3 safety standard states that this safety shoe also suffices in multiple working conditions and is therefore versatile regarding safety and comfort.

It also includes the terms HRO and SRC, which are additions to the S3 standard. Shoes with the HRO standard contain a heat-resistant outer sole. This can withstand a heat rating of 300°C on fleeting contact, thus protecting your feet up to a very high heat rating and short-term contact heat. Slip resistance is also an important concept in safety shoes. There are different standards for this, as there are different requirements for safety shoes in this area. There are a total of three types of standardisation for this: the SRA, the SRB and the SRC. Safety shoes undergo an anti-slip test in which slip resistance is assessed. SRA means that the shoes are tested for slip resistance with soap solution (also called lauryl sulphate) on a ceramic tile floor. SRB shows that the shoes have passed the test for slip resistance with glycerol on a metal (or steel) floor, and SRC is the highest slip rating. This slip resistance is in fact tested according to both the SRA and SRB standards and meets both classifications of these. It can thus be said that SRA plus SRB form the SRC standard.

With the S3 HRO SRC standard, these are safety shoes with the most slip-resistant standard, with a heat-resistant sole and with a suitability for multiple working conditions. The S3 safety standard is therefore the most common and with this standard there is the most choice of options, colours and models. An S3 work shoe is very safe because it has both a safety nose and sole and because it is water-resistant.