Safety footwear should provide adequate protection from injury and comfortable support for the feet.
Footwear should provide adequate protection from injury and comfortable support for the feet.
Occupational protective footwear is classified by the type of duties performed. The parameters include: grade of protective toecap, thickness and type of upper materials, and thickness and type of sole. Special features such as chemical resistant soles, penetration resistant mid soles and electrical conductive/antistatic properties are also available.All risks associated with the job should be assessed to determine the specific requirements of the footwear.
When purchasing new footwear ensure:
Properly fitted footwear shouldn’t need to be ‘broken in’.
Shoes should have:
Socks manufactured from natural fibres, preferably free of seams should be worn with footwear at all times. Other items such as gaiters, or overshoes may be required for use with footwear.
Footwear should be kept clean and stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. No unauthorised alterations should be made to the footwear.
Footwear falls under the guidelines provided by the AS/NZ Standard 2210.1 Occupational protective footwear.