Why Slip resistance is vital for Safety boot (PPE Shoe)

  • Jun 04, 2021
  • By Ebenezer Gibadi

Is Slip resistance is vital for PPE

Slip resistant soles are one of the most vital elements in safety footwear, also according to the EN ISO 20345 standard every safety footwear must have at least one type of slip resistant sole as started by Safety Jogger. 

Slipping, tripping and falling are the major causes of accidents on the work floor. They often cause serious injuries to installers, construction workers, plumbers, oil workers and ambulance personnel. This leads often over three days of absence at work. 

Safety Jogger offers a wide selection of shoes with an outsole that exceeds the generally applicable European slip resistance standards by far. As a result, you minimize the risk to trip or slide on a slippery surface.

According to Safety Jogger, slip resistant soles, enables us to manufacture the best of both worlds in a safety shoe.

 What's the difference between SRA, SRB & SRC Safety Jogger slip sole?

Almost every Safety Jogger product is provided with an SRC certified slip resistant sole, meaning the slip resistance of the sole was tested on a ceramic tile wetted with a dilute soap solution and on a smooth steel plate with glycerol. Safety Jogger soles pass both tests with glance and fulfill not only the minimum standards (SRA/SRB), but exceed them remarkably.

Make sure you’re aware of the degree of slip resistance below your feet, accidents are expensive! All Safety Jogger products are tested in laboratory conditions to be granted with a slip resistant rating. However, there are shoes out there described as ‘slip resistant’ or ‘improved grip performance’ that haven’t been formally tested. You can be 100% sure the safety footwear is slip resistant when you identify a slip resistant rating SRA, SRB or SRC.


SRA slip resistant soles are tested on a ceramic tile wetted with dilute soap solution.

SRB slip resistant soles are tested on smooth steel with glycerol.

While SRC slip resistant soles pass both SRA and SRB slip resistance tests.



Do you need advice or do you have a question about our waterproof work boots and Slip resistant shoe? Don’t hesitate to contact us right away,