Non-safety footwear, or Occupational footwear as it is also known as, is tested to EN ISO 20347. They key difference is that non-safety footwear does not have the requirements for a protective toe cap where impact or compression risks are non-existant.
There are still other requirements in order for the footwear to be tested and given a CE certificate under the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) banner and these are shown in the table below.
|OB||Basic - no toe cap requirement||A||Antistatic properties|
|O1||A + E||C||Cut resistance of upper|
A + FO + E + WRU
|CI||Cold insulation of the sole unit|
A + FO + E + WRU + P
|E||Energy absorption of the heel region|
|O4||A + FO + E + Waterproof||FO||Resistance to fuel oil of outsole|
|O5||A + FO + E + P + Waterproof||HI||Heat insulation of sole unit|
|HRO||Resistance to hot contact of outsole|
|WRU||Water resistant upper|