Foot Protection

 

Workers may be at risk of crushing injuries due to contact with falling or rolling objects; as well as punctures from sharp objects. 

Additional hazards include contact with: 

  • Electrical or electricity
  • Molten metals
  • Hot surfaces
  • Chemicals
  • Wet or slippery surfaces

Injuries may be prevented by the use of appropriate footwear.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) standard dealing with footwear requires protection "where there is danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole and where...exposed to electrical hazards." It also recommends impact protection when heavy materials are being handled; compression protection for work involving manual material handling carts, bulk rolls and heavy pipe; and puncture protection from sharp objects, such as nails, tacks, screws and scrap metal.

 

Protective footwear must meet ANSI Z41 or equivalent design requirements

Our Product Range

With comprehensive experience in industrial hazards, We provide all types of Footwear (Safety Shoes, Steel Toe Work Boots, Steel Toe PVC & Rubber Boots, Trainers, Sandels, Wellingtons,  Waders, Dielectric Footwear...) and Accessories with the aim of ensuring comfort, safety and total adaptability to the workplace. Our Inventory as follows.

The following symbols, or markings, will help you determine which footwear is appropriate for the job.

Selection of Safety Footwear
Marking Criteria Intended Application
Green triangle Green triangle indicates sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toecap. For heavy industrial work environments, especially that of construction where sharp objects (such as nails) are present.
Yellow triangle Yellow triangle indicates sole puncture protection with a Grade 2 protective toecap. For light industrial work environments requiring puncture protection as well as toe protection.
Blue triangle Blue rectangle indicates a Grade 1 protective toecap with no puncture-resistant sole. For industrial work environments not requiring puncture protection.
Grey rectangle Grey rectangle indicates a Grade 2 protective toecap with no puncture-resistant sole. For industrial and non-industrial work environments not requiring puncture protection.
White rectangle with orange Greek letter omega White rectangle with orange Greek letter omega indicates electric-shock protective footwear.

For industrial work environments where accidental contact with live electoral conductors can occur. Warning: Electrical shock resistance deteriorates with wear and in a wet environment.

Yellow rectangle with SD letters Yellow rectangle with black SD letters indicates static-dissipative footwear. For industrial work environments where a static discharge can create a hazard for workers or equipment. Warning: This footwear should not be used where contact with live electrical conductors can occur.
Yellow rectangle Yellow rectangle indicates sole puncture protection with a Grade 2 protective toecap. (super-static dissipative footwear) For industrial work environments where a static discharge can create a hazard for workers or equipment. Warning: This footwear should not be used where contact with live electrical conductors can occur.
Red rectangle Red rectangle with white C letter indicates electrically conductive footwear. For industrial work environments where low-power electrical changes can create a hazard for workers or equipment. Warning: This footwear should not be used where contact with live electrical conductors can occur.
Dark grey rectangle Dark grey rectangle with M letter indicates metatarsal protection. Note: Toe protection is required for all metatarsal protective footwear. For industrial work environments where heavy objects can hurt the metatarsal region of the foot.
White label with green fir tree White label with green fir tree symbol footwear provides protection when using chainsaws. For forestry workers and others who work with or around hand-held chainsaws and other cutting tools.

NOTE:  Footwear will also be marked to indicate the level of slip resistance.  These markings may be on the packaging, the footwear, or on a product sheet.