Safety is core in any work environment that can put your workforce at risk, including safety footwear that offers protection and value for money.
But often, people think that safety footwear only applies to construction work sites, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Safety footwear is essential across various industries, from warehouses to airports and cleaning crews to the office staff who must seamlessly move between boardroom and building sites. Safety footwear is for anybody who may be vulnerable in their work environments.
Because there are levels of risk associated with different work environments, safety footwear also comes in a wide range of styles. The wrong safety shoe in the wrong work environment can become a safety hazard. The Kaliber range includes various safety shoes and boots to suit your unique work environment.
If the shoe fits…
A safety boot is a safety boot, right? Wrong. Our safety shoes and boots range offers various executive and environment-specific footwear with multiple features. Some have full-grain leather uppers, smooth genuine leather upper in stylish brown or black, genuine buffalo leather and even breathable lightweight mesh uppers because different environments require different safety specifications.
Other features that vary across the safety range to suit different environments are the outsoles and insoles, the steel toe caps, the reflective safety tabs and even the way you close the boot – we have both lace-up and easy pull-on with elastic gussets.
The most important thing is to fit the shoe to ensure your employees are primed for comfort, environment and durability so that you can have complete peace of mind that they’re on safe footing while doing the work that matters.
The value of safety
Of course, you can’t put a price on the safety of your employees, but that doesn’t mean that safety has to break the bank, either. You can still provide the finest workwear manufactured to the world’s most stringent safety standards, offering value for money. Safety footwear comes in various materials and styles, and informed comparisons can help you get the safety shoes you need for a much better price. Some considerations can help you keep your budget in check that you can read all about here.
The most important considerations are:
- Where the safety shoes will be used
- The longevity of the shoe
Both of the above are important because the answer will dictate what you need and how much you should spend.
Compliance is critical
Now that we have covered variety and the importance of the right fit and value for money, it is also important to remember that you will be expected to meet strict compliance criteria in any scenario or environment where your employees could face safety risks. Therefore, choosing safety footwear that complies with the relevant independent safety standards and is produced by a reliable manufacturer is essential.
When thinking about safety shoes, you must consider industry safety ratings, determine hazards in the work environment, and ensure all PPE is maintained under acceptable quality control. There are specific standards that all relate to safety footwear, so the first step to ensuring safety is knowledge.
Our experts are knowledgeable and proficient in all aspects of workplace safety and can be contacted here to assist or answer any questions you may have.
We often forget our feet’ importance and only appreciate foot safety when it’s too late. The two most important factors to consider when it comes to your employees are protection against workplace health and safety risks and personal foot health from an orthopaedic perspective.
Take A Step In The Right Direction
Start them off on the right and safest footing with shoes that protect them on any ground, whether from falling objects, electrical conductivity, building site materials, glass hazards, slippery floors, or other industrial and occupational hazards.
If you invest in quality safety footwear right from the outset, you’ll have a confident workforce with the peace of mind that allows them to focus on doing the work that matters.
Kaliber’s range of safety boots was designed specifically to provide comfort and safety in the demanding conditions of the South African workplace.
Contact Kaliber to find out how you can purchase Kaliber boots.