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How steel toe caps increase safety


How steel toe caps increase safety

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“Invented in Germany after the Second World War for workers needing extra precautions, steel toe caps are a dependable protective measure”

The latest developments in manufacturing technology have made way for safety gumboots to become a popular option as a protective footwear solution. However, different industries and applications require varied levels of protection. In instances where the construction industry is involved, the presence of a steel toe cap adds an extra precaution for workplace risks.

Invented in Germany after the Second World War for workers needing extra precautions, steel toe caps are a dependable protective measure. The presence of these makes a pair of footwear more expensive but here are the reasons why you should invest in a pair of safety gumboots with steel toe caps:

  • They prevent the crushing of toes and feet in the event of heavy objects falling. This is a common concern, especially in construction. Large quantities of building materials and even heavy-duty machinery can topple over at any time. Accidents can happen, especially in construction, where everything is very much on the go. This can cause anything from a single broken toe to a fractured foot, so a steel toe cap is a sure way to lessen the risks of this occurring.
  • They lessen the impact of falls and jumps on your feet. Steel toe caps absorb impact, which means that in an active industry like construction, this limits the risk of any sudden movements resulting in injury.
  • They’re built to last longer than their fellow protective boots without them. This is because footwear made with steel toe caps utilises steel as a reinforcing material as well as potential others like composite, polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These materials have great resistance to a range of hazards in the construction realm, ensuring a protective boot that is of great quality.
  • They provide peace of mind. This may seem like a stretch but sometimes just knowing that you have the added protection of steel toe caps allows workers and employers to feel at ease.

All Wayne protective gumboots, with or without steel toe caps, are approved by the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) and have a CE certification (European Standard). Every pair is manufactured in our ISO 9001 (an internationally recognised company accreditation) factory to meet all of the above standards.

For more information on our ranges of protective gumboots, why not visit our website, to find out which pair you need to suit your safety needs and working environment?

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