Selecting the correct safety footwear for each job and hazard

safety footwearThere are many occupations that require you use safety footwear. Choosing the most suitable work boots or shoes is important to provide the highest level of protection and comfort while meeting legislation.

First it is necessary that you assess the working environment to determine the possible hazards and how best you can protect against them. The assessment made is an important part of selecting the correct safety footwear for each job and the hazards that you encounter.

Some of the common hazards that you should look for in your assessment are falling or rolling materials, the use or machinery and heavy tools, wet and slippery surfaces, risk of electric shock or even extremely cold environments such as refrigeration work.

After having made your assessment and noted down the hazards and risks that maybe apparent, next you should look at the types of footwear that provide appropriate protection.

Mainman stocks hundreds of styles of safety footwear from the most recognised brands including Dickies Footwear and Footsure. All of which provide protection from many of the hazards we list here, so whether you’re looking through our online shop, visiting one of our retail stores or ordering through our catalogue you’re sure to find safety boots and shoes offering the level of protection required.