If you are looking for occupational footwear that can prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charges on your body, then I recommend antistatic safety footwear. It’s the most common electrical property among safety shoes.
In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about antistatic safety footwear, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!
In what cases should antistatic safety footwear be used?
- if you don’t need insulating safety footwear (which is the opposite)
- If you need to reduce the amount of static electricity on your body when you’re working
What standards do they comply with?
S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5 safety shoes must be antistatic, as described in the standard UNI EN ISO 20345. Indeed, most workers wear antistatic shoes. Only shoes belonging to the SB category don’t have to be antistatic compulsorily. Non-antistatic footwear, such as conductive or insulating safety shoes, have the corresponding marking (C, I).
Antistatic safety footwear are subject to a specific test to measure their electrical resistance. In dry and humid atmosphere, it is between 0,1 MΩ and 1000 MΩ (from 100 kΩ to 1000 MΩ). Of course, antistatic safety footwear don’t guarantee any protection against potential electric shocks: for that you will need insulating safety shoes, which, as their name suggests, insulate the feet from electricity.
What models of antistatic safety footwear should I choose?
Here is a selection of 20345 products with antistatic soles, chosen by SafetyShoesToday:
These tips should help you to find the perfect model of S2 safety shoes for your needs.
As soon as you choose your perfect pair of safety shoes, you will be better protected and you will live a better working experience.
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