How to choose safety footwear

Finding the right safety footwear can be a challenge. First of all, there are a few questions to consider.

What is the nature of your profession?

Does your workplace have a uniform policy to adhere to? How long will you be wearing the shoes?

Once you know the answers to these questions, you can use our simple guide to choose your new protective footwear. Safety footwear is an essential piece of PPE in many professions. If you work in a construction, automotive or laboratory setting, it's likely that you are required to wear personal protection equipment. Ask your employer about which of the UK safety protection ratings your footwear needs to comply with.

 

  • Assess the hazards in your workplace

By assessing the hazards in your workplace, you can find the right footwear solution for you. It's important to know the type of protection you need. This will vary for different tradespeople. You may need to safeguard your shins and ankles while operating heavy machinery or keep your feet safe from sparks with EDS (electrostatic discharge) boots. Your workplace may specify that your boots need to comply with a hi-vis clothing policy.

 

  • Categories of PPE footwear

There are generally three categories of PPE footwear: trainers, boots and wellington boots. Each type of footwear pairs seamlessly with your favourite workwear trousers. Safety trainers are lightweight and ideal for wearing in warmer weather, and you can expect to find a comfortable padded tongue and ankle collar in most styles. For added protection, many tradespeople choose to wear boots. The advantage of the additional ankle and shin protection is essential for certain trades. Whether you need your boots to be waterproof, hi-vis or have a steel toe cap, we have a wide selection of premium quality and durable work boots.

The final category is wellington boots. Ideal for muddy or wet working conditions, rubber or neoprene boots are ideal for agriculture workers. With a non-slip sturdy grip and effective insulation, waterproof boots are perfect for all seasons.

  • Order your safety footwear today

The perfect safety footwear offers maximum protection and the highest levels of comfort. Find boots that work as hard as you do with our range of Safety Footwear.

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