Not everyone puts on a suit and goes to work in an office. The service sector might be the biggest and most dominant part of the UK economy, but there are still plenty of workers and contractors operating in very different conditions. Each and every day they face a variety of safety issues and hazards. It’s vitally important that they are kitted out with the appropriate clothing so that risk is kept to a minimum.
Imagine working on a construction site or an oil rig for example. Health and safety gets a bad rap, but in environments like this good practice is a matter of life and death. Management must be vigilant and use a multi pronged approach to safety. A combination of equipment, risk assessment, education and awareness. With the right mix they can protect workers and keep accidents to a minimum.
Good footwear helps form the cornerstone of good safety. Without appropriate safety shoes it’s all too easy to slip and fall. Slips, trips and falls are depressingly common. Accidents can shatter lives. Thanks to the additional grip workers are much safer and at much lower risk of taking a fall. Good news for everyone.
Proper safety boots also provide protection. When lifting and moving heavy objects it’s all too easy to drop them. Reinforced toe caps are a must. Safety footwear has really come on in recent years. This isn’t high fashion, but it’s still nice to have a great choice of what to put on the feet when working in testing conditions. There are plenty of options to choose from that look good and provide vital grip and protection too.
Workers need adequate protection. Employers must make sure that risks are identified and minimised wherever possible. The right footwear, boots or shoes, makes a huge difference to safety.