Safety Boots & Shoes
We offer a range of safety boots and shoes here at Bond Street Exports, to provide both men and women with protection from workplace hazards. We also sell safety shoes in bulk and we stock all brand’s.
Amongst our wide selection are:
Safety footwear protects from cuts, slips, falling objects, metal and chemical splashes and the range of soles available prevent slipping in most environments.
How are safety shoes selected?
Safety boots must be chosen based on the hazards that are present. Assess the workplace and work activities for:
- Materials handled or used by the worker.
- Risk of objects falling onto or striking the feet.
- Any material or equipment that might roll over the feet.
- Any sharp or pointed objects that might cut the top of the feet.
- Objects that may penetrate the bottom or side of the foot.
- Possible exposure to corrosive or irritating substances.
- Possible explosive atmospheres including the risk of static electrical discharges.
- Risk of damage to sensitive electronic components or equipment due to the discharge of static electricity.
- Risk of coming into contact with energized conductors of low to moderate voltage (e.g., 220 volts or less).
- Type of walking surface and environmental conditions workers may be exposed to (e.g., loose ground cover, smooth surfaces, temperature, wet/oily, chemicals, etc.).
Also, evaluate the risk:
- to ankles from uneven walking surfaces or rough terrain
- of foot injury due to exposure to extreme hot or cold
- of slips and falls on slippery walking surfaces
- of exposure to water or other liquids that may penetrate the footwear causing damage to the foot and the footwear
- of exposure to rotating or abrasive machinery (e.g., chainsaws or grinders)
About the fit of safety shoes?
- Try on new boots around midday. Feet normally swell during the day.
- Walk in new safety shoes to ensure it is comfortable.
- Boots should have ample toe room (toes should be about 12.5 mm from the front). Do not expect safety shoes to stretch with wear.
- Make allowances for extra socks or special arch supports when buying safety boots. Try on your new safety boots with the supports or socks you usually wear at work. Check with the manufacturer if adding inserts affects your level of protection.
- Safety boots should fit snugly around the heel and ankle when laced.
- Lace up boots fully. High-cut safety boots provide support against ankle injury.