BOOTS THAT SUIT THE WORKING CONDITIONby Vivaan Singh Professional Writer Footwear must be chosen based on the hazards at your site. For example, if you work in a place where you may be at risk of falling objects, choosing a boot based on ankle support isn’t addressing the appropriate risk. Steel-toe work boots are a great and traditional protection for several hazards on many different work sites, but are they the right choice for you? Taking the extra time to make sure you know just what you need could make a world of difference.
The rack of safety shoes is brimming with a plethora of every day choices, carved to suit the individual needs of comfort and protection. However, the biggest obstacle that is faced by the buyers is choosing what fits best for them.
The specific service requirement of every job is different from other. Similarly, the safety shoes that you need to buy are industry specific and differ from one another in terms of their specifications. Depending on these specifications, the article enumerates the parameters that need to be running at the back of our mind while making an industry-specific purchase decision.
Explosives and Electrical Hazards
Working around electricity, explosives and other flammable substances imposes the risk of delirious consequences. One can never predict the accidents lurking around the corner. In such a case, the burden of feet-protection can be borne by electrically conductive footwear.
The electrical, non-conductive sole prevents the buildup of static electricity on worker, thus protecting the workers from serious safety lapse.
Chainsaws and Falling or Sharp Objects
It is absolutely necessary to wear protective footwear around chainsaws and sharp objects. Cut and puncture resistant safety boots take away the doubt from safety by providing a shielding canopy around the toes. Also, the steel or composite plate positioned within the midsole wedges a wall between the dangers accompanied by stepping on sharp objects (like nails or screws) and our feet.
Shoes should not be an exception from your warm clothing while working in cold conditions. In such a case, insulated shoes become a must have for the employees to protect their feet from the painful experience of frost bites.
Moisture and Slippery Surfaces
If the work condition requires dealing with the day to day job in presence of (above normal) moisture and slippery surfaces, water-resistant boots become a safekeeping-asset. Keeping the feet dry protects them from cold and rot and prevents fungal-growth.
The slip resistant soles act as a blessing in disguise where the workers are expected to work for perilious hours while commuting on slippery and wet surfaces. This type of safety shoes is already being widely employed by healthcare and fishing sector.
Although a lot needs to be accomplished before safety shoes see the daylight of complete absorption as a safety gear, the steps taken by various companies in this direction just solidifies their importance safety per se. There are multiple suppliers of industrial safety shoes in India. Browsing through a range of their boots with an open mind may ease out the bidding process. Also, keeping the above written parameters in mind will help remove the biggest hurdle from your purchase decision.
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