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Safety footwear and its importance in construction workwear

When purchasing construction workwear, the most important element for businesses is the safety of their employees. Construction presents a huge number of risks on a daily basis, and while most sites have staff wearing high visibility jackets and hard hats, one crucial aspect of construction workwear is often overlooked: Safety footwear.

The importance of footwear within construction cannot be understated; without appropriate site safety boots, your employees risk serious injury. This could mean anything from falling on a slippery floor, to broken bones, chemical burns, or even electrocution. So what are the key factors to look for when buying safety shoes in the UK?

 

Protection

Safety boots play a key role in protecting from falling objects and puncture wounds. They can drastically reduce the severity of any foot injuries that occur; should an accident happen, the right pair of safety shoes can mean the difference between a bruised toe and a broken one.

 

Grip

It is essential that the soles of your safety boots have sufficient grip to prevent slipping. Often, it’s important to have chemical resistant soles, to avoid risk of burns when working with hazardous substances.

 

Comfort

While safety is of the utmost importance, staff also need to be comfortable enough to get the job done. Low quality safety shoes are often high in weight, which can be tiresome for your staff if they are consistently walking long distances. Light-weight, flexible safety boots mean staff can move with ease, avoiding any unnecessary strain on their joints caused by excessively heavy footwear.

Protecting your employees from head to toe means fewer injuries, and a significantly reduced chance of your workday being halted by an accident. The very best construction workwear in the world would be useless without high quality safety footwear, so make sure your staff are suited, booted, and ready for anything.

 

Need some help deciding on the perfect safety footwear for your business? Give us a call on 0161 223 2226, or email sales@corprotex.co.uk and we can talk you through the different options and help you choose the most suitable product for your business needs.