To achieve the SRC rating, safety footwear is tested on two surfaces: a ceramic tile with a lubricant and a steel floor with a lubricant. The slip resistance is measured based on the coefficient of friction (CoF) of the footwear on these surfaces. The CoF measures the grip or friction between the sole of the shoe and the floor, with a higher CoF indicating better slip resistance.
When choosing SRC rated slip-resistant footwear, it is important to consider the type of work environment and the specific hazards that workers may face. Different brands and models of safety footwear may offer different levels of comfort, durability, and additional safety features to meet the needs of various work settings.