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Protection

LEGISLATION

The personal Protective Equipment at work regulations 1992 require employers to supply Safety Footwear in hazardous environment.

TYPICAL HAZARDS

Impact, heat, chemicals, oil, punctures, static.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

SAFETY FOOTWEAR SURVEY

As with all PPE, a comprehensive risk assessment is an essential prerequisite to insure hazards are eliminated where possible. Where this is not possible the correct Safety footwear should be supplied and used. We would be pleased to arrange a site survey to assist in the process of selecting the correct Safety footwear.

PRODUCT STANDARDS / CE MARKINGS

All safety footwear must comply with the new CE markings and approval requirements and meet one of the following standards.

BS EN 345: Safety footwear, 200 joules
toe protection

BS EN 345: Safety footwear, 100 joules
toe protection

(Supersedes BS 1870 Part 1 for menís safety footwear BS4972 for ladies protective footwear.)

BS EN 347: Occupational footwear
BS 46 76: Footwear suitable for use in foundries

 

BS EN 345: Safety footwear, 100 joules
toe protection

REFERENCE GUIDE

Sole type
DD-Dule density sole
A solid polyurethane outsole for maximum wear and resistance, with soft polyurethane inner cushion for greater comfort.
SD-single density sole Single layer of hard wearing, expanded, light-weight polyurethane.

DD Dual density
SDI Single density
PVC PVC air cushion

Key

N,RL Nirtile rubber
VR Vulcanized rubber
NPR Nitrile rubber/polyurethane

Steel toe caps
Most styles are to the highest level of protection at 200 joule meeting EN345. Some styles are supplied to 100 joules meeting EN346, although these are predominantly ladies footwear. Please check the wearer benefits on each section to confirm the level of protection.
Stainless steel midsole
Flexible plate between sole and inner sole to resist nail penetration. Highlighted in the user key in each section.
Anti static
Footwear made to minimize electrostatic build up by dissipating electrostatic charges through the sole while also insulating the wearer from electric shock. Code of practice leaflet supplied with each pair. Highlighted in the user key in each section.
Sizes
Most boots and chukkas are supplied in full sizes 5 - 12. Most menís shoes are supplied in full and half sizes 5 - 12 (no 5 1/2 or 11 1/2). Ladies boots and shoes are available in sizes 3- 8 with sizes available  3 to  6 with 1/2 sizes available 3 1/2 -  6 1/2.

Sizing

UK sizes

3, 3.5

4, 2.5, 2, 5

5.5, 6

6.5, 7, 7.5

8, 8.5

9, 9.5, 10

10.5

11

12

13

Metric (cm)

36

37-38

39

40-41

42

43-44

45

46

47

48

To assist in selection we have included a performance table for each product against specific hazards. The following pictograms are used to highlight specific hazards.

Heat Resistant

 

Oil Resistant

 

Puncture Resistant

Antistatic

 

Rubber Boot

Black Shoe

Boot

Shoes