Reducing injuries and increasing safety with High Leg Safety Boots
In recent years, the availability and popularity of high leg safety boots has steadily increased. The great advantage of a securely fastened high leg boot is the additional support it gives the ankle area. This design of boot is great for those that work on varied terrains and have an increased risk of injury from possible twisting of the ankle. Rugged and tough these styles are a superb working boot for the most demanding of environments.
Side zip safety boots give your feet the best ankle support (thanks to high leg lacing support); yet they have a handy zip to allow the wearer to don and doff quickly, even when wet, dirty or whilst wearing gloves.
The side zip safety boots are almost as practical in use as rigger boots, but they are much better for your ankle: side zip boots have full ankle support (whereas with rigger boots and wellingtons you have the risk of twisting your ankle due to their loose fit).
Side zip safety boots are the future if you care about your own safety and health. Hazchem offers a range of side zip boots tailored specifically to market needs: from the Specialist DDR Rubber boot designed for the Petrochemical Industry through to the V12 Defiant; arguably the most popular boot worn on North Sea oil rigs, developed in conjunction with Gas and Oil companies alongside extensive wearer trials it offers superb support along with exceptional slip resistance, even on difficult surfaces such as Kennedy Grating.
Although it is not strictly our responsibility to tell you what PPE is best, we have had over 40 years of experience when it comes to PPE for drivers and operators in the Gas Industry. So we have come up with some recommendations below for both ladies and men working in this industry.
We know that refineries/terminals are becoming more stringent on the correct PPE being worn when loading gas, so it is important you have suitable PPE.
Stay safe on the job with Hazchem Safety’s workwear. Our top-quality safety gear, ADR and PPE kit is designed to protect you from hazardous materials and accidents. Visit our shop to browse our selection and order yours today!
Richard Latimer has worked with Hazchem Safety Ltd. since 2016, has a background in manufacture of items requiring Job Specific Certification in Fire & Smoke Control/Fire Risk Mitigation, and is currently Procurement Manager at Hazchem Safety Ltd.