|Footwear investigation report
|An investigation was conducted to try and determine the best quality anti-slip footwear as it was found that PPE suppliers could not provide an anti-slip standard or specification. While some footwear has passed an industry-standard SATRA test, which indicates whether a piece of footwear has acceptable tread, the HSE deems this to be inadequate. A further problem is that the upper area on footwear can often give way before the sole.
The conclusion from their tests recommends the use only of Polyurethane, or rubber / polyurethane manufactured soles / heels which meet the anti-slip coefficient requirements of the SATRA or BS EN tests. These provide increased slip resistance with a level of durability that will still outlast the uppers in most cases.