DIVISIONS : Safety Gears

WORKTOES” range of safety shoes is a quality and an economic product.

Standards

Safety, Protective and Occupational Shoes for industrial purposes are tested according to different standards. We produce footwear according to European standards. The standards and corresponding products are shown in the following overview:

EN ISO 20345/EN 345-1

EN ISO 20346/EN 346-1

EN ISO 20347/EN 347-1

Safety Shoes with Steel/Composite/ Aluminium Toe Caps which resist test force of 200 Joules.

Protective Shoes with Steel/Composite/ Aluminium Toe Caps which resist test force of 100 Joules. Occupational Shoes without toe caps, but with skid resistant, antistatic or other similar features.

Furthermore, in India we have the BIS:15298 standard. This standard stipulates the safety requirements and tests for Safety, Protective and Occupational footwear.

 

Safety Outlook

Safety is everybody’s business. An accident prevented is a benefit and an accident compensated is an apology. Industrial safety can not be achieved by legislation alone. Acceptance of this social measure by the management and realization by everyone is important to create a favorable work environment and contribute to safety operations/ In order to raise the level of productivity, it is important that manpower is properly looked after and motivated. It has been well recognized now by the industries, that integrating safety into business contributes significant benefits in terms of cost savings, productivity and quality improvements, in addition to saving precious human lives. When we quote safety, we basically mean freedom from exposure to non-tolerable risk.

Human by nature are risk takers, particularly in this part of the world. Through principally no body allows him to get hurt but at times it is the failure in understanding Safety Management System requirement as under OHSAS – 18001. Personal protective equipment plays a vital role in reducing severity of consequences. Current research and development in the area of PPE has revolutionize the total concept on use of PPE. It has changed the perception of workmen to wear them not only for their safety but has given a sense of glamour.

Analyzing Risks

  • Estimate the risk on working post.
  • Existing accident or incident
  • Problems on foot.
  • Identify type of risks (Chemical, Cut Perforation, Projection, Hot and Cold Temperature Crash, Electricity, Sliding, Slipping etc)

 

Toe and Sole Protection

  • Different Toe Sizes
  • According to the fitting ant the last.
  • Toe Materials: Steel, Composite
  • Plate Protection: Steel

 

Right Protection and Solutions

  • Crushing Injuries caused by fall impact
  • Perforation because of nails
  • Wet and Slippery Conditions
  • PU or Rubber Chemical resistant sole
  • Antistatic Sole
  • Rubber heat sole resistance
  • Steel toe Protection 200J
  • Steel Plate 1100N
  • Slip Resistant sole PU or Rubber
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Hot Temperature

 

The wrong show size can cause or aggravate foot aliments. The right shoe can often prevent problems. So wearing the right shoe is vital to foot health. Follow theses checklist when you buy shoes. Be sure they measure up.

Fitting Ingredients

  • Leather is because it breathes like skin and moulds to your foot
  • Soles should be strong and flexible with good gripping surface
  • Insoles should be cushioned to absorb the jolts of walking on hard surfaces
  • Arch supports to distribute weight over a wider area. Rigid shanks also give added support if required.
  • Heel ht. to be in proportion of toe spring

 

Slip resistance of safety, protective and occupational shoes

In the new standard, following three slip resistance limits are defined since beginning of 2008 and as per new standard the footwear should fulfill one of these three requirements:

SRA

SRB

SRC

Slip resistance on floors with ceramic tiles
with SLS(Sodium Laurylether Sulfate) solution

Slip resistance on
steel floor with glycerol

Slip resistance on floor with ceramic tiles
with SLS and on steel floor with glycerol(SRA+SRB)