At KTF Africa we hope to add value to your business, and better equip employers for their PPE needs. We also stock all the different types of construction PPE footwear required for heavy industrial work.
We also took the time to list the different types of construction PPE footwear needed, to make your life that much easier.
Before selecting your construction PPE footwear, have a look below, then refer to our product pages on the site to make your selections or call us on 011 467 7570 to have these items delivered to you at your home or premises.
Bricklayers/Masons. Look for 6-to-8-inch lace-up boots for ankle protection and support and cushioned outsoles/footbeds for comfort on concrete. Select construction PPE boots with oil-tanned leathers for resistance to lime and calcium.
Electricians. Electrical hazard protection is, of course, a must. Beyond that, electricians should look for construction PPE boots with a welt sole and shank, and a defined heel for climbing ladders. Cushioned outsoles/footbeds add comfort on concrete.
Plaster/Drywall Contractors. These specialists often wear construction PPE boots with wedge outsoles for traction. You may extend the life of these boots with toe armor or boot bumpers. Choose oil-tanned leathers for resistance to lime and calcium.
Carpenters. For these workers, seek boots featuring a welt outsole with shank and defined heel for climbing ladders. Choose construction PPE boots with waterproof leather for outdoor work.
Construction Workers. These craftsmen need tight-grain, oil-tanned leather for resistance to hydraulic fluid and wet/dry cycles outdoors. Select harder soles for rough duty, with proper tread for uneven terrain.
Farmers/Ranchers. These individuals should seek pull-on or lace-up boots for ankle protection and support. Look for oil-tanned, waterproof leathers for exposure to wetness and fertilizers. Farmers and ranchers working in rough and tumble environments should select construction PPE boots with a more aggressive tread for traction.
Truck Drivers. Choose boots with lighter weight leather for flexibility and comfort while driving, and harder soles that wear better on metal steps and asphalt. Cushioned outsoles/footbeds reduce shock absorption.
Landscapers. Oil-tanned, waterproof leathers stand up to exposure to fertilizers. Landscapers should choose boots with strong heel counters to reduce walkover in wet, uneven terrain. Look for flat tread, wedge outsoles that won’t tear up new installations.
HVAC Professionals. Like construction workers, HVAC technicians perform at multiple sites and in varying conditions throughout the day. Look for construction PPE boots that are waterproof for outdoor conditions with cushioned outsoles/footbeds for comfort on concrete. Also, choose boots with flat outsoles that don’t track dirt when going into and out of homes.
Plumbers. These specialists should seek boots with waterproof leathers, supporting shank and defined heels for climbing ladders. Flat soles pick up less dirt and are ideal for going into and out of homes.
Mechanics and Machinists. Select boots or shoes with oil/slip-resistant urethane outsoles for traction, and direct-attach or sealed-welt construction for resistance to petroleum products.
Well Drillers. Consider logger-style lace-up boots with strong waterproof leather for wet conditions. Hard outsoles with deep cleats are ideal for grip in loose soil.
Pipefitters. Like plumbers, pipefitters should consider waterproof boots with shank and defined heels for support on ladders. In addition, they also may prefer heat-resistant outsoles for job environments with welding and other high-heat hazards.
Project Managers. Workers who balance their time between a desk and a jobsite should choose footwear with full grain leather for flexibility and durability.