Find Your Safety Standard

If a shoe carries a CE-label, this indicates the following: the product meets the requirements of European Regulation 2016/425 regarding personal protective equipment. The CE-standard EN ISO 20345 consists of two parts. The basis label means that a product meets a number of basic requirements. If the product also meets certain additional requirements, this is indicated by a symbol on the shoe.


OBProfessional shoes without a toecap
SBProtective footwear for professional use with toecaps designed to give protection against impact when tested at an energy level of 200 joules
S1As SB plus antistatic properties, energy absorption of seat region, closed heel and resistance to fuel oil
S1PAs S1 plus anti penetration resistant insert
S2As S1 plus water resistance and water absorption of upper material
S3As S2 plus anti penetration resistant insert and cleated outsole
S4All-rubber or all-polymer footwear, antistatic properties, energy absorption of seat region, protective toecap, closed heel and resistance to fuel oil
S5As S4 plus anti penetration resistant insert and cleated outsole

Additional requirements for special applications with specific marks:

PPenetration resistanceHIInsulation against heatHROHeat Resistant Outsole
CConductiveCIInsulation against coldSBHHybrid footwear
AAntistaticCRCut resistant footwearESDElectrostatic discharge
EEnergy absorptionANAnkle protectionSRA/SRB/SRC Slip resistance
IInsulating footwearWRWater resistant footwear
MMetatarsal protection 100 J impact energyWRUWater resistant upper
FRUFlame resistant upper

CAREFULLY READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT: This footwear is designed to minimize the risk of injury from the specific hazards as identified by the marking on the particular product (see marking codes above). However, always remember that no item of PPE can provide full protection and care must always be taken while carrying out the risk-related activity.

PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS OF USE – These products have been tested in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 for the types of protection defined on the product by the marking codes explained above. However, always ensure that the footwear is suitable for the intended end use.

FITTING, SIZING – To put on and take off shoes or boots, always fully undo the fastening systems. Only wear footwear of a suitable size. Shoes that are either too loose or too tight will restrict movement and will not provide the optimum level of protection. The shoe size is always clearly marked on our shoes.

COMPATIBILITY – To optimize protection, in some instances it may be necessary to use this footwear with additional PPE such as protective trousers or over gaiters. In this case, before carrying out the risk related activity, consult your supplier to ensure that all your protective products are compatible and suitable for your application.

SOCKS & COMFORT – Wear Bata Industrials socks, change your socks regularly and, in case of perspiration, take alternating hot and cold baths. Use soap sparingly. Change shoes regularly: leather is a natural product and should be allowed to rest.

Risk analysis is always the responsibility of the prevention advisor. The prevention advisor, in consultation with the hierarchal line, prepares the advice whereby the employer undertakes the necessary actions.

A large part of our safety shoes are developed and produced in Best in Noord-Brabant. Our investments in robotics, Research & Development and advanced technologies are bearing fruit. Founded in the Czech Republic in 1894, Bata was one of the first manufacturers to sell its products all over the world.