Safety footwear such as safety shoes and boots is considered essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for your feet in some workplaces such as construction, warehousing, factories and kitchens. They protect your feet and help prevent injuries to them from falling objects or compression and can be worn throughout the working day.
Types of protection
Safety footwear come in many styles and sizes, traditional safety shoes and safety boots contain re-enforced toe caps to protect your feet from impact, but nowadays they can be made of materials such as aluminium or metal-free thermoplastics. As such, PPE for feet is required where hazardous terrain or where the handling of heavy objects occurs. Steel or composite toe cap boots are typically used in warehouses, where there is a higher chance of heavy objects falling onto your feet.
1. Protective Footwear For Hazardous Environments
For more hazardous environments, sturdier protective footwear is required. Our range offers cut-proof, penetration proof steel midsoles and abrasion-proof safety shoes. These shoes and boots can offer protection in potentially dangerous fields such as landscaping and tree surgery, or wherever heavy machinery is operated. Shockproof safety shoes and boots are available to provide protection against vibration.
2. Protective Footwear For Wet Environments
Waterproof footwear might ensure safety in adverse weather or wet environments, but sometimes more robust liquid protection is required. Within our range you will find safety boots, shoes, trainers and wellingtons with resistance against oils and chemicals. With acid and even fat resistance available, there is footwear available to meet the most challenging health and safety demands.
3. Protective Footwear For Lighter Safety Demands
For lighter safety demands, more comfortable footwear is available. Whether a lightweight and breathable safety trainer and anti-slip soles for where workplace floors might be damp, safety shoes don't have to be bulky and uncomfortable.
Whether you're handling heavy objects, working with chemicals or need anti-bacterial, anti-static or ESD safe properties, appropriate safety footwear is a standard requirement in many environments. Our range of protective footwear includes high quality shoes from leading brands, to suit all applications.
How is safety footwear graded?
EN standards are the easiest and quickest way to make sure that your selected safety footwear meets the workwear standards you require. For more information please view our Footwear Protection Guide.
Protect Your Feet With RS
Heavy-duty work requires the right safety gear - and that includes protecting your feet with the right pair of safety shoes. When it comes to discussions about employee safety, the importance of wearing safety shoes cannot be downplayed. Understanding the need to protect employees who work in dangerous environments, RS provides a wide selection of high-quality, protective footwear especially designed for men and women who take on tough jobs. Our diverse line of safety footwear - from steel toe to composite are designed to fit individuals' needs regardless of gender. Make sure you choose RS when it comes to protecting your feet. For those looking for added protection in the workplace, explore our range of personal protective equipment & workwear.