Safety footwear in order to meet the occupational risk prevention

Safety footwear in order to meet the occupational risk prevention

As any other element that helps to comply with the occupational risk prevention policy of a company, safety footwear also requires some characteristics.

You will see in this post which those qualities are, that must be met by the safety footwear to perform the job with full warranty.

PPE: safety footwear to comply with the occupational risk prevention.

The safety footwear is an element that is part of the PPI. Therefore, its production is subject to a series of characteristics.

The first of all is that the sole must to be slip-resistant. Falls and slips are the more common accidents in the workplace. So, the footwear that is used should reduce, as far as possible, the chance of having a fall.

Furthermore, the safety footwear should also be also water-resistant. These characteristics must be met regardless of the type of work performed. In the event that the workers are going to be in contact with electricity, in addition to being slip resistant and waterproof, the boots should also have isolating characteristics.

The toecap is one of the parts of the footwear that should be reinforced to prevent the fingers from be damaged. In addition, the fact that the toecap meets with this characteristic makes the useful life of the footwear longer, since it is this area that wears out the fastest. This reinforcement can be made of steel, of aluminium or of composite, depending on the work that will be done with it.

As we have seen, complying with the current normative on occupational risk prevention is vital to guarantee the safety of works. In this sense, the footwear is an element of great importance at the time of avoiding possible accidents.