MINING

As an ISO 9001 accredited company, Wayne has adopted the ISO 20345 specification as a benchmark, as this is the most widely adopted standard for this category of footwear. More often than not, the standards of other countries are either identical or very similar. In some cases, test methods are different and therefore yield different results. However, in spite of these different test methods, individual components still comply with the various specifications. Where a component does not comply with a given specification, this will be highlighted.

Footwear for professionals is designed to protect the wearer from injuries that could arise within specific working sectors.

Classification II refers to vulcanised rubber and fully moulded polymeric material (e.g., PVC, polyurethane and thermoplastic rubber).

Specifications cover the dimension of the footwear, sole, upper materials and all safety components.

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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 below. However, always ensure that the footwear is suitable for the intended end use.

Warning: Please note that the penetration resistance of the footwear has been measured in the laboratory using a truncated nail of 4.5mm and a force of 1100N. Higher forces or nails of smaller diameter will increase the risk of penetration occurring

Symbol Protection provided
OB Personal protective equipment (occupational footwear)
SB Steel toe cap: 200 joules impact resistance and 15kN compression resistance
M Metatarsal protection
FO Fuel and oil resistant outsole
P Penetration resistant outsole
E Energy absorption of the seat region tested at 20 joules
AN Ankle protection
HRO Heat resistant outsole compound: Can withstand 300°C for 60 seconds
SRA Slip resistance: Tested on ceramic floor lubricated with sodium lauryl sulphate

Resistance to fuel oil (EN ISO 20345:2011) – tested in accordance with ISO 20344:2011.

In accordance with ISO 20345:2011, only the sole and not the upper is tested for fats, oils and chemical resistance. Compliance is achieved using a PVC/nitrile blended compound. When the same PVC/nitrile blend is used for the upper of the boot, similar resistance to fats, oils and chemicals is achieved.

Specifications cannot be established for all fats, oils, acids and chemicals. This is due to the infinite variety of concentrations, temperatures, working environments, duration of exposure, care of footwear, etc. Tests need to be conducted in the specific working environment the footwear will be subjected to. As a basic guideline, a “Chemical Resistance Chart” is to be provided.

Resistance to fuel oil (EN ISO 20345:2011) – tested in accordance with ISO 20344:2011.

In accordance with ISO 20345:2011, only the sole and not the upper is tested for fats, oils and chemical resistance. Compliance is achieved using a PVC/nitrile blended compound. When the same PVC/nitrile blend is used for the upper of the boot, similar resistance to fats, oils and chemicals is achieved.

Specifications cannot be established for all fats, oils, acids and chemicals. This is due to the infinite variety of concentrations, temperatures, working environments, duration of exposure, care of footwear, etc. Tests need to be conducted in the specific working environment the footwear will be subjected to. As a basic guideline, a “Chemical Resistance Chart” is to be provided.

No specification exists to define durability. However, the interests of the user are taken into account in the specifications that “Safety Footwear for Professional Use” has to comply with. These are detailed above.

Wayne’s range of footwear achieves maximum durability by employing the latest design features and the highest quality materials available. This is a tradition which comes from years of satisfying the stringent demands of the mining industry.

This has been achieved through:

  • Ensuring that the distribution of material in the boot is concentrated where required for strength and durability, while minimised elsewhere to achieve a balance between optimum product life and comfort.
  • Toe spring is designed to minimise flex cracking in the toe region, which is subject to the greatest stress.
  • Nitrile rubber/PVC blends provide maximum resistance to chemical degradation and maximum abrasion and slip resistance where required.

NB: The life of the footwear is greatly affected by proper cleaning after use. Click here to find out how to properly clean your boots.

Wayne is compliant with the latest CE regulations, updated in May 2019.

The CE mark is a mandatory conformance mark placed on many products destined for the European market. The marking certifies that a product has met European Directives regarding consumer safety, health or environmental requirements. By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer declares that it meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements.

Wayne, a division of BBF Safety Group, complies with ISO 9001:2015 and has adopted the ISO 20345:2011 (safety footwear) and ISO 20347:2014 (occupational footwear) (Regulation (EU) 2016/425) requirements for personal protective equipment PPE (category II) in terms of durability, comfort and slip resistance.

This Standards Mark™ is a recognised symbol for reliability, quality assurance and safety.

Standards Australia has produced a new edition of:

AS/NZS 2210.3: 2009 – Occupational protective footwear – Specification for Safety footwear (ISO 20345:2004, MOD)

AS/NZS 2210.5: 2009 – Occupational protective footwear – Specification for Occupational footwear (ISO 20347:2004, MOD)

Annual audits are conducted on-site by specialised SAI Global Auditors in compliance with the SAI Global Product Compliance Program and TS2210.05 Technical Schedule for Occupational and Safety Footwear.

By applying this Standards Mark to our footwear, we warrant that the product meets all relevant requirements of this specified standard.

The SABS conducts 2 annual ISO 9001:2015 audits including 2 annual Mark Bearing Scheme Permit Audits.

Wayne’s safety footwear complies with EN ISO 20345:2011 and Regulation (EU) 2016/425 requirements for personal protective equipment PPE (category II) in terms of durability, comfort and slip resistance. Testing and certification is carried out by Notice Body 0075, CYC, Park Scientifieque Tony Farnier-4 rue, Hermann Frenkel, 69367 Lyon Cedex 07, France.

Style code Sizes Markings
127 4 – 13 SB | FO | SRO
128 6 – 13 SB | P | FO | SRA
137 5 – 14 SB | FO | SRA
138 5 – 14 SB | P | FO | SRA
139 4 – 14 SB | M | FO | SRA
140 4 – 14 SB | M | P | SRA
186 5 – 12 SB | FO | SRA

Wayne’s safety footwear is designed to minimise the risk of injury from the specific hazards as identified by the marking on the particular product (see marking codes below). 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.

Specific tests for the environment in which the boots are to be used need to be in place as part of overall safety procedures and precautions. Furthermore, these tests and inspections should be conducted on a frequent basis.

Any unauthorised alterations to footwear, e.g., mechanical stretching or adding vent holes, should not be made as such alterations may:

  • Make the footwear non-compliant with these standards
  • Void any approval or certification of the footwear
  • Reduce the effectiveness of the footwear

Use only footwear of a suitable size. Products which are either too loose or too tight will restrict movement and will not provide the optimum level of protection. The size of these products are marked on the sole of the footwear.

If the footwear is supplied without an insock, testing was carried out with no insock present. Fitting an insock can affect the protective properties of the footwear. If the footwear is supplied with a removable insock which was in place during testing, the insock should remain in place whilst the footwear is in use. It should only be replaced by a comparable insock supplied by the original manufacturer.

MINING

As an ISO 9001 accredited company, Wayne has adopted the ISO 20345 specification as a benchmark, as this is the most widely adopted standard for this category of footwear. More often than not, the standards of other countries are either identical or very similar. In some cases, test methods are different and therefore yield different results. However, in spite of these different test methods, individual components still comply with the various specifications. Where a component does not comply with a given specification, this will be highlighted.

Footwear for professionals is designed to protect the wearer from injuries that could arise within specific working sectors.

Classification II refers to vulcanised rubber and fully moulded polymeric material (e.g., PVC, polyurethane and thermoplastic rubber).

Specifications cover the dimension of the footwear, sole, upper materials and all safety components.

BBFS030-QUALITY-STANDARDS-IMAGES-1
BBFS030-QUALITY-STANDARDS-IMAGES-2
BBFS030-QUALITY-STANDARDS-IMAGES-3
BBFS030-QUALITY-STANDARDS-IMAGES-4

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 below. However, always ensure that the footwear is suitable for the intended end use.

Warning: Please note that the penetration resistance of the footwear has been measured in the laboratory using a truncated nail of 4.5mm and a force of 1100N. Higher forces or nails of smaller diameter will increase the risk of penetration occurring

Symbol Protection provided
OB Personal protective equipment (occupational footwear)
SB Steel toe cap: 200 joules impact resistance and 15kN compression resistance
M Metatarsal protection
FO Fuel and oil resistant outsole
P Penetration resistant outsole
E Energy absorption of the seat region tested at 20 joules
AN Ankle protection
HRO Heat resistant outsole compound: Can withstand 300°C for 60 seconds
SRA Slip resistance: Tested on ceramic floor lubricated with sodium lauryl sulphate

Resistance to fuel oil (EN ISO 20345:2011) – tested in accordance with ISO 20344:2011.

In accordance with ISO 20345:2011, only the sole and not the upper is tested for fats, oils and chemical resistance. Compliance is achieved using a PVC/nitrile blended compound. When the same PVC/nitrile blend is used for the upper of the boot, similar resistance to fats, oils and chemicals is achieved.

Specifications cannot be established for all fats, oils, acids and chemicals. This is due to the infinite variety of concentrations, temperatures, working environments, duration of exposure, care of footwear, etc. Tests need to be conducted in the specific working environment the footwear will be subjected to. As a basic guideline, a “Chemical Resistance Chart” is to be provided.

Resistance to fuel oil (EN ISO 20345:2011) – tested in accordance with ISO 20344:2011.

In accordance with ISO 20345:2011, only the sole and not the upper is tested for fats, oils and chemical resistance. Compliance is achieved using a PVC/nitrile blended compound. When the same PVC/nitrile blend is used for the upper of the boot, similar resistance to fats, oils and chemicals is achieved.

Specifications cannot be established for all fats, oils, acids and chemicals. This is due to the infinite variety of concentrations, temperatures, working environments, duration of exposure, care of footwear, etc. Tests need to be conducted in the specific working environment the footwear will be subjected to. As a basic guideline, a “Chemical Resistance Chart” is to be provided.

No specification exists to define durability. However, the interests of the user are taken into account in the specifications that “Safety Footwear for Professional Use” has to comply with. These are detailed above.

Wayne’s range of footwear achieves maximum durability by employing the latest design features and the highest quality materials available. This is a tradition which comes from years of satisfying the stringent demands of the mining industry.

This has been achieved through:

  • Ensuring that the distribution of material in the boot is concentrated where required for strength and durability, while minimised elsewhere to achieve a balance between optimum product life and comfort.
  • Toe spring is designed to minimise flex cracking in the toe region, which is subject to the greatest stress.
  • Nitrile rubber/PVC blends provide maximum resistance to chemical degradation and maximum abrasion and slip resistance where required.

NB: The life of the footwear is greatly affected by proper cleaning after use. Click here to find out how to properly clean your boots.

Wayne is compliant with the latest CE regulations, updated in May 2019.

The CE mark is a mandatory conformance mark placed on many products destined for the European market. The marking certifies that a product has met European Directives regarding consumer safety, health or environmental requirements. By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer declares that it meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements.

Wayne, a division of BBF Safety Group, complies with ISO 9001:2015 and has adopted the ISO 20345:2011 (safety footwear) and ISO 20347:2014 (occupational footwear) (Regulation (EU) 2016/425) requirements for personal protective equipment PPE (category II) in terms of durability, comfort and slip resistance.

This Standards Mark™ is a recognised symbol for reliability, quality assurance and safety.

Standards Australia has produced a new edition of:

AS/NZS 2210.3: 2009 – Occupational protective footwear – Specification for Safety footwear (ISO 20345:2004, MOD)

AS/NZS 2210.5: 2009 – Occupational protective footwear – Specification for Occupational footwear (ISO 20347:2004, MOD)

Annual audits are conducted on-site by specialised SAI Global Auditors in compliance with the SAI Global Product Compliance Program and TS2210.05 Technical Schedule for Occupational and Safety Footwear.

By applying this Standards Mark to our footwear, we warrant that the product meets all relevant requirements of this specified standard.

The SABS conducts 2 annual ISO 9001:2015 audits including 2 annual Mark Bearing Scheme Permit Audits.

Wayne’s safety footwear complies with EN ISO 20345:2011 and Regulation (EU) 2016/425 requirements for personal protective equipment PPE (category II) in terms of durability, comfort and slip resistance. Testing and certification is carried out by Notice Body 0075, CYC, Park Scientifieque Tony Farnier-4 rue, Hermann Frenkel, 69367 Lyon Cedex 07, France.

Style code Sizes Markings
127 4 – 13 SB | FO | SRO
128 6 – 13 SB | P | FO | SRA
137 5 – 14 SB | FO | SRA
138 5 – 14 SB | P | FO | SRA
139 4 – 14 SB | M | FO | SRA
140 4 – 14 SB | M | P | SRA
186 5 – 12 SB | FO | SRA

Wayne’s safety footwear is designed to minimise the risk of injury from the specific hazards as identified by the marking on the particular product (see marking codes below). 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.

Specific tests for the environment in which the boots are to be used need to be in place as part of overall safety procedures and precautions. Furthermore, these tests and inspections should be conducted on a frequent basis.

Any unauthorised alterations to footwear, e.g., mechanical stretching or adding vent holes, should not be made as such alterations may:

  • Make the footwear non-compliant with these standards
  • Void any approval or certification of the footwear
  • Reduce the effectiveness of the footwear

Use only footwear of a suitable size. Products which are either too loose or too tight will restrict movement and will not provide the optimum level of protection. The size of these products are marked on the sole of the footwear.

If the footwear is supplied without an insock, testing was carried out with no insock present. Fitting an insock can affect the protective properties of the footwear. If the footwear is supplied with a removable insock which was in place during testing, the insock should remain in place whilst the footwear is in use. It should only be replaced by a comparable insock supplied by the original manufacturer.