Safety footwear is designed for helping employees who work in different workspaces feel comfortable while at the same time safeguarding them from occupational risk. The risk can be electrical, chemical, or mechanical. This article is about the best footwear for workers.
Choosing the right pair of safety footwear should not be a daunting task anymore since manufacturers are now designing safety footwear according to the standards set out by the International Organization for Standardization [ISO 9001] by ensuring that all footwears have protection against a 200-joule impact.
Types of safety footwear
SPORT WORKERS SAFETY FOOTWEARS
Its design is simple but performs like a pro. They are also lightweight for flexible movement when working out. The materials used have a strong grip to protect their users from possible risks such as tripping on the treadmill, loss of balance when cycling, and running in wet areas.
They are made specifically for workers who work in wet conditions. They have a tight grip that enables users to maneuver their workspaces with ease and not become susceptible to slip while working. Furthermore, they are 15 to 21 centimeters protecting the ankles and feet up from potential threats.
NON SLIP WORKERS SAFETY BOOTS
Have resistant rubber soles that enable workers who are exposed to watery and oily surfaces not to slip and fall. The tight superior grip makes it suitable for workspaces that have smooth floors like restaurants, hospitals, and grocery stores. They are also lightweight and this comes in handy when maneuvering greasy surfaces since users can easily lift their feet when carrying out tasks.
LOW CUT ANKLE BOOTS AND MID-CUT ANKLE BOOTS
Workers generally prefer this type of safety boots since they are not only lightweight but easy to wear and walk with while still being protected from hazards. They are also fashionable that even when you are walking in a tough industrial environment you still feel comfortable and ready to handle any activity.
They are specifically tailored to meet drivers’ needs when driving by having outsoles made out of resistant rubber materials to absorb shocks from the car while driving. Also, possess breathable sandwich air mesh lining for maximum air circulation inside the shoes. They are washable and so in case they catch debris or dust you will clean them with ease.
They are suitable when working in harsh conditions like an area full of ice during winter, a rocky piece of land, and an area full of thorns. They are very aggressive given that they are built for endurance in any type of terrain that seems practically impossible to perform any task making it to be one of the premium boots in the market.
HEAT RESISTANT FOOTWEAR BOOTS
They are suitable for employees who work in extreme heat. Their outsoles have abrasion-resistant rubber material to help in absorbing the heat so that it does not reach the user and are breathable to help in the circulation of air which is key when working in extreme heat.
Selecting the right quality work boots is one of the most important things to help you finish your job efficiently and protect yourself from occupational hazards.