Working boots are a vital part of personal protective equipment from impact, water and hazardous chemicals. How to choose a suitable footwear and which models are the best – read in the article.
Saying “All security rules are written by blood” means that According to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation. 229 After any accident at the production, the Special Commission is obliged to check with the participation of labor protection specialist. Legislative norms undertake employers to create safe conditions for the life and health of workers, and the workers are obliged to observe them. To the means of individual protection (PPE) in production from harmful, dangerous and other negative factors include overalls and special footwear.
Fact! The footwear is issued provided that the obligations performed are related to the potential risk of leg injury (regulated by Art. TK 209).
Manufacturers are required to check and indicate the properties and classification of work shoes according to the list of listed in the interstate quality standard of the SSBT GOST 12.4.127-83, Where there are various physical and mechanical, ergonomic, hygienic indicators: the required thickness and strength of various parts, linear dimensions, permissible working temperature, the permeability of aggressive media and toxic substances, as well as much more.
Depending on the features of industrial labor, models of various designs are manufactured. Classification of workers boots is divided by appointment, season, materials, style and sizes. By the time of year, shoes divide on summer, demi-season and winter (insulated).
By way of protection, distinguish:
- from strikes, cuts and punctures;
- from vibrations;
- from slides;
- from chemical burn;
- from splashes of molten metal, contact with a hot surface, extremely high or low temperatures;
- from lesion electricity.
Sports shoes are different Protective pads – with composite or iron bright and high-strength shields. Armor with metallic sock and insole has a significant weight (the most heavy of steel) and not as convenient in the sock, but more reliable at risk of punctures and shocks by force from 5 to 200 J.
As a material of the top, skin uses various treatment and leatherette (more often in minor parts), rubber and kris (multi-layered and durable x / b Tooth-faced fabric with rubber impregnation).
Interesting! Kizzy boots are a cheap substitute for natural, the Russian army has been equipped with them for a long time. After the Defense Minister Shoigu, they were replaced on, as expected, more durable leather beents (analogue of American boot Corcoran Marauder).
However, the servicemen still criticized the domestic products of manufacturers “Parity”, “Donogoes”, “Voinorg” and “Faraday”. The sole can be made of rubber, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PU and TPU (polyurethane and heat-resistant PU), strong and resistant to aggressive nitrile (synthetic rubber).
The size of the balance is divided into shoe covers, beents, low shoes, shoes, half-boots and high boots with full protection of ankle, which can reach height right to the hip. Fasteners are on laces or lightning and can be additionally equipped with a protective leather valve and emergency unrest in case of an accident.
Best manufacturers and models
In any craft, the right organization of labor noticeably increases its effectiveness. In this sense, work shoes of many foreign manufacturers is the best investment, as the key to high efficiency (efficiency ratio) and increase the potential of specialists, respectively, good profitability of business in the future.
American company Red Wing Shoes Since the early 1900s, it produces excellent leather shoes and shoes for everyday and professional use. Possessing more than a countercake, she protects and develops his skills in the manufacture of handmade shoes.
Attention! The corporate ruler includes: shoes for tourism, mountaineering, armed forces, for the conditions of oil fields, with protection against electrodes, mechanical and chemical damage on construction sites and for harsh weather conditions.
When designing a pad for women’s boots and boots, all the anatomical features of the female foot were taken into account. For the quality of raw materials “Red Wings” Respond to themselves, constantly experimenting with the processing of materials and stretching of the skin, when wearing the soles can be replaced in the factory.
Vintage shoes Lone Wolf produced in Japan on the basis of the US working specialobus of the 1930s. Each item is produced with emergency scrupulscence. Japanese models, for example, MECHANIC BOOTS BLACK brand Lone Wolf.
Timberland – Manufacturer of the famous brand of bright mustard color Yellow Boots. At one time, he produced a furyor of his innovative at that time the technology of the seamless compound of rubber soles with a leather riding. The special strength of the structure was given a triple seam from the Kapron thread, so Timberlands became famous for their unique reliability and moisture resistance.
Also, the most famous brands can be attributed to the Elite British Grenson Brogues – suppliers of goods for the English army during the Second World War.
And Italian companies Cofra, PEZZOL and PANDA Safety – leading European manufacturers of high-tech shoes, insulated for demi-season, with improved anatomical characteristics, protective composite gaskets and soles for any types of surfaces and hazardous conditions.
Criterias of choice
Choosing the right workers Boots partly signed by external preferences, But it is equally important to make sure that they can perform their immediate functions – Beregted legs from injuries. If there is a threat to falling on the leg of heavy items, choose pads with various shields, for example, with metatarian protection of a tiene bone on the top of the foot. According to the type of material there are two types of believes – iron (steel or aluminum) and composite (carbon fiber, plastic or kevlar).
Important! Often, footwear for work seems too cumbersome, but do not make a total error by choosing too close a block, as it threatens not only blisters and calls, but even ingrown nails and serious diseases of the feet.
The size must correspond not only on the insole, but also by the completeness of the foot. Modern manufacturers have learned to produce more anatomic, asymmetric pads that correspond to the shape of the fingers and feet.
Features of operation
The choice of proper shoes for work is just half! It is equally important to understand when the time has come to replace the old footwear and correctly care for her to extend the service life as long as possible. The criteria of wear are subjective, but the basic rule is replacing with noticeable damage to the sock, backs and a tie protection. For moisture and chemically, any bundle of materials will be critical.
The same applies to the situation, if the tread pattern is erased, which can be slippery or passed inside harmful substances. You can check the tightness using a conventional newspaper or towel. To do this, it is enough to shove the dry cloth inside and leave boots overnight in water tanks, if they remain dry, it means everything is in order. Either, on the contrary, pour water inside the pads, wash and wrap outside dry boot with a newspaper, looking for a leak.
Important! To prevent drying and cracking, use special creams and oils for genuine leather.
Clean and take care of your shoes. Ideally, you should have two pairs of shoes, because for the day the male leg can give up to 200 milliliters of sweat, and this is fraught with the rapid zaking of the inner lining and insoles. Sometimes change the insoles, the footwear should also be kept clean, which will increase not only the time of its operation, but also your own labor productivity.
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