Safety Foot wear, Safety Boots, Wellington, Shoes and Trainers

A large range of safety boots, safety shoes and safety trainers to buy online at low prices. Active Workwear able to offer work boots for both workmen and working ladies in a range of styles and budgets. From traditional industrial boots rigger boots and steel toe ankle boots and the ages old external toe cap pit  boots and foundry boots as well as the latest designs in composite metal free, ESD anti static boots,safety composite toe caps and Kevlar or composite midsoles. Active Workwear stock and/or source waterproof work boots, ideal for if you working outdoors such as the best selling Dewalt Challenger safety boot and Sterling SS812SM,insulated safety boots.

Waterproof safety boots from Dewalt, Sterling, apache, Caterpillar Safety Boots, Toe Guard and Solid Gear safety shoes, trainers and work boots ,

Our collection of safety trainers is for those who don't want to sacrifice style for safety and find that a boot is either too heavy or too cumbersome. We have a selection of safety boots and safety shoes aimed for the women that work with feminine designs. Apache Industrial footwear have a wide range of safety boots as do Ambler safety and Sterling Safety and Dewalt boots are stocked.

All safety footwear must meet the minimum safety standards set out by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The current standard for Safety Footwear across Europe (EN) is EN ISO 20345:2011. This was updated in 2011 to make it stricter.

Under this standard, all safety footwear must now have toe protection against a 200 joule impact. This is the amount of energy the toe region can absorb before breaking.  All new products must be manufactured and certified under EN ISO 20345:2011.

Any product certified under any previous version of the standard (2004; 2007) was required to be recertified.

SB           Basic requirements for safety footwear with a toe cap resistant to an impact of 200 Joules

S1           Basic requirements of SB+ Closed heel area, Energy absorption at seat area, Antistatic properties, Resistance to fuel oil.

S1P         S1 standard plus Penetration resistance (steel midsole or Composite)(P)

S2           S1 standard plus water penetration and absorption resistant

S3           S2 standard plus Penetration resistance, Cleated outsole

S4           S1 standard plus entirely moulded polymer/rubber upper (e.g Wellington Boots) making them waterproof and leak proof.

S5           S4 standard plus Midsole penetration resistance

Slip resistance ratings

Footwear that has passed tests for slip resistance will also have one of the following codes:


Tested on ceramic tile wetted with sodium lauryl sulphate (a diluted soap solution)


Tested on steel with glycerol


Tested under SRA and SRB conditions

Additional symbols/abbreviations

P – Penetration resistance

C – Conductive

A – Antistatic

I – Electricity insulating footwear

WR – Water Resistance

M – Metatarsal Protection

AN – Ankle Protection

CR – Cut Resistant Upper

WRU – Water Penetration and Water Absorption Upper

HRO – Outsole Resistance to Hot Contact

Safety Boots

Safety trainers

Steel Toe Cap boots and trainers

Composite trainers and work boots

Although traditionally made of steel, the reinforcement can also be made of a composite material, a plastic such as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or even aluminum. Steel-toe boots are important in construction and manufacturing, as well as a variety of other industries. Occupational safety and health legislation or insurance requirements may require the use of such boots in some settings, and may mandate certification of such boots and the display of such certification directly on the boots. The markings on the boot label will indicate the national or international standards that the boot was intended to meet, and identify the level of protection offered for impact, compression