Safety work boots and workwear has become an unavoidable part of life for many dangerous professions, particularly in light of increasingly strict health and safety at work laws. Wherever you turn there is a tradesman in a high visibility jacket, or a construction worker with safety boots and thick leather gloves. This has also given rise to a massive market for commercially orientated safety workwear and footwear, which thrives on the requirements of these industries. But is safety footwear really essential in dangerous trades, and do we really need safety workwear in any line of work?
Safety work boots and workwear has grown in popularity over the last several decades as trade and employment become more and more government regulated. With a paradigm shift towards safety and caring for employees rather than maximizing profits, a huge demand has been created for protective clothing and garments in the work environment. From architects to zoologists, the demand for safety clothing has spiraled to such a degree that even mainstream manufacturers like Puma and Adidas have launched protective lines to enter the market.
All this begs the questions ‘how useful is all this safety-conscious work boots and workwear?’ As compared to a regular pair of shoes or boots, safety footwear is specifically designed to protect the feet in dangerous environments. Take your average building site for example. A construction site is a dangerous playground filled with bricks, heavy timber, nails, concrete, lethal machinery. In this type of environment accidents do happen, and they happen frequently. Without safety footwear, there would undoubtedly be far more instances of protruding nails penetrating feet, and crushed toes from heavy weight. If not for properly supported, solid safety work boots, these regular accidents would be far more severe, and cause far more problems for the employees concerned.
If you need to buy a great pair of work boots or workwear, give us at KTF Africa, a call. We stock the big brands, Barron, Amrod, Dromex, and Rebel, and we do free delivery!