Personal Protection Equipment Industry News
The benefits of safety bootsPosted on 24/05/2013
Safety boots are the best form of foot protection in many environments. There is a variety of hazard types you can come into contact with, especially when on a construction site.
The most common accident that can be avoided with the right protective footwear is slipping. Wearing shoes that don't provide suitable grip, especially on wet or loose surfaces, can cause you to slip, which can then lead to more serious accidents.
Safety boots also help to prevent a variety of other accidents, including: cuts and punctures, hot and cold conditions, chemical splash, falling objects and electrostatic build-up.
There are certain kinds of footwear that are suitable for environments in which each of these accidents can occur. The most common aspect of safety boots is steel toecaps, which provide protection against a variety of accidents.
There are also different types of soles available to help avoid accident and injury in certain environments and whilst performing certain jobs.
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