Genuine Leather – Why It’s The Best Choice for Your PPE

When it comes to personal protective equipment – especially safety footwear – there really should never be any compromise. A compromise in quality could mean a compromise in the safety of you and your workforce.  This is why safety footwear (including many styles in Kaliber’s own range) is made with high-quality materials, such as genuine leather. There are many advantages …

The NRCS and Standards for Safety Footwear

When it comes to the manufacture and production of any personal protective equipment, there are a strict set of standards and requirements in place to ensure the safety of workers in any hazardous environment.  These standards are monitored and enforced by the NRCS – the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications. The NRCS is an entity of the Department of Trade …

The Advantages of Rubber Soles

Protective rubber-soled safety boots are essential in any hazardous work environment, such as  construction sites, mines, metalworks, and factories. The combination of heavy machinery, chemicals and high temperatures could potentially spell disaster for the health and safety of your workforce – if they aren’t wearing the right safety shoes, that is.  These hazards are unpredictable, and as such, you should …

Steel Midsoles – A Must-Have in Your PPE

In any industry that requires personal protective equipment (PPE), steel midsoles are essential in ensuring the guaranteed safety of both yourself and your workforce. These midsoles, also referred to as ‘protective insert plates’, protect against sharp objects encountered on site – such as nails, glass, needles, and metal fragments.  These ‘sharps’, aside from being painful and having the potential to …

The Versatility of Polyurethane

Polyurethane (or PU for short) is one of the most versatile synthetic materials on the market. Its uses span a never-ending list of applications, from machinery and appliances to car parts, and even bedding. Polyurethane is also widely used in footwear – especially safety footwear. Polyurethanes are formed by reacting a polyol (an alcohol with more than two reactive hydroxyl …

Dual Compound Rubber

A Rising Star in Safety Footwear After the BBF Safety Group recently announced the launch of a range of dual compound rubber-soled (DCR) safety boots, there has been renewed interest around the product throughout the industry. Rubber outsoles perform exceptionally well in areas of extreme heat (up to 300 degrees Celsius), highly abrasive foot conditions, as well as continued exposure …