Sep 02 , 2021
Tags - Benefits of Safety Boots
Everyone knows the importance of wearing safety shoes with steel toe caps in the construction industry.
But, safety boots are available in a whole range of different styles which make them suitable for a variety of different working environments, such as airports or logistics.
Aside from steel toe caps, safety boots have other features, like arch support and better traction to make the job safer.
You may not have thought it, but shoes play a critical role in the workplace and are just as important as wearing other PPE like eyewear or gloves.
To better understand how important safety boots are, here are our top 5 benefits…
1. Prevent Muscle Fatigue
Fatigue can be a real problem for workers who are on their feet all day - especially on hard surfaces like concrete.
Eventually, the muscles in our feet, legs and back can grow tired. But this happens more so when workers don’t wear the appropriate footwear.
Positively, safety boots are designed with adequate cushioning for bodyweight to be evenly distributed across the ankles, and give a balanced arch support which gets rid of extra strain on the muscle.
With that in mind, safety boots are great at preventing muscle fatigue, which helps workers stay more alert on the job and perform safely and more efficiently.
2. Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls can happen at any place of work - accidents happen.
However, proper footwear, in this case safety boots, can help to reduce the risk of these from happening.
One reason being, safety boots come with appropriate traction that can make it easier to walk on slippery surfaces.
At the same time, safety boots can prevent falls from ladders: when climbing ladders whilst wearing shoes with poor treads it can increase the likelihood of falls.
Above all, safety boots that are properly fitted and are comfortable will improve balance, overall helping to reduce the number of slips, trips and falls too.
3. Protection From Weather
Extreme cold weather can lead to injuries like frostbite or hypothermia: both that should not be overlooked in the workplace.
Those who work outside, in wet or refrigerated conditions must wear safety boots to reduce the risk of injury.
Moreover, diseases like Raynaud’s Syndrome (where fingers turn white from poor blood flow) can worsen in cold temperatures.
Typically, safety boots are made from durable materials, are waterproof and insultuated, and so, they will help to keep the feet warm and comfortable, protecting them against the cold, rain and snow.
4. Better Arch Support
When you walk, the arches of your feet absorb the shock from the impact of the ground.
Surprisingly, when working in a warehouse environment, your feet experience the same amount of pressure as if you were an athlete doing an intense workout.
Therefore, just as it’s important for athletes to wear the correct trainers, it’s equally as important for workers to wear the correct safety boots.
As a result, these shoes will provide better arch support, giving your foot better stability and thus prevent it from overrolling and getting injured.
5. Fewer Blisters
If you’ve had a blister before, you’ll probably already know how painful they can be. Every step can feel like agony.
When working in a warehouse, for example, you’re working on your feet for long hours everyday and you’re putting added pressure on your heels, toes and soles that you wouldn’t usually.
On top of that, if you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, they’re mre likely to rub against your feet and therefore making them more prone to develop blisters.
With that in mind, a properly-fitted pair of safety shoes will not only give you the proper support needed for the day, but will be comfortable and stop nasty, painful blisters.
Hopefully now you can see how safety boots can provide better protection in working environments.
The most important factor in each of these benefits is that safety boots need to be properly fitted so that they are comfortable and provide adequate support.
To find out more, please get in touch today.
In the meantime, take a look at our full range of safety boots for men.
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