ORP, PPE and safety footwear, essential in the army

ORP, PPE and safety footwear, essential in the army

Designing an LRP in the army is no easy task, but it is essential, and even more so if we take into account the characteristics of the job.

Of course it involves the inclusion of PPE (personal protective equipment).

WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN THE MILITARY?

All those that can help prevent injuries, wounds, burns or chafing to the body of professionals. While gloves, sleeves or waistcoats made of resistant material are three good examples. Options that facilitate communication, hearing, mouth and eye protection and clothing with reinforced areas should be added.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACQUIRING AN EPI LIKE GOOD FOOTWEAR

Members of the Armed Forces are exposed to all types of terrain in the course of their work. Protecting their feet correctly allows them both to avoid injury and to better adapt to any type of action. The work footwear to choose could include the following characteristics.

MADE OF BREATHABLE MATERIAL

Options such as Gore-tex are already a must. Long hours of manoeuvres or training must be complemented with footwear that breathes sufficiently to keep feet dry and prevent them from suffering the consequences of being exposed to high temperatures.

FAST AND EASY TYING AND UNTYING

Quick decision making is essential for these professionals and any system that helps to implement this is always welcome. The BOA quick tie and untie system is a great option in some sectors of the military.

A SAFETY SOLE

On the outside of the shoe, you should also opt for a sole with the right thickness to withstand all kinds of threats easily. Anti-perforation insoles are the best complement. They provide lightness, flexibility and maximum comfort.

A RESISTANT TOE CAP

It has to withstand a high level of compression and shock. Considering the handling of heavy ammunition and the possibility of accidents, it is always recommended to protect the toes, thus reducing the possibility of fractures and always looking for maximum lightness.

THE USE OF HIGH RESISTANCE LACES

They must be able to withstand continuous use and also be easy to adjust. The use of lace guides that protect the manufacturing material is always effective. Ultimately, the aim is to enable the relevant professionals to put the shoes on and take them off more quickly.

This confirms that footwear is one of the key items of PPE to be worn by members of the military on any of their manoeuvres. The inclusion of this alternative in the corresponding PRL is always advisable in order to protect, to the maximum, the integrity of those who work to defend a given country. Any precaution is too little, considering the value of their work.