To help prevent foot injuries occurring on site, it is important that safety footwear is to the correct standard and includes midsole protection as well as toecap protection. We have found that a lot of safety boots look identical however have very different levels of protection.
Accordingly, all operatives’ safety footwear is checked at induction to ensure that it complies. A demonstration is given on the differences of the protection and the potential harm by means of cut-away boots, as can be seen in the photograph.
Operatives whose footwear is found to be non-compliant are not allowed onto the site until their footwear has been changed accordingly. To aid this, we negotiated a discount with a local supplier which has proved so popular that they have increased their discount and a Dickies Boots roadshow has visited site, selling out within minutes.
Entry submitted by Bowmer & Kirkland
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