When working in certain work places it is important to you have or are given the correct safety and PPE equipment. This can be anywhere from a building site to a kitchen or even being a one man band operation as a plumber, electrician or any other trade. Having the right safety shoes is important but not only that, in most work places it is necessary in order to be covered by your insurance.
So how do you know what safety boots that you need and where to find them. Well within the EU there are many official certifications and these look like S1, S3, S4 and within these there are certain safety features also. So for example if you are working on a building site and they require S3 safety boots then you will obviously be shopping for S3 boots only. You can then find out what S3 actually means (in this case anti static, toe protection, waterproof etc.) Once the safety boots have this certification then you will be covered to be in that particular work environment. In that worst case scenario that something does happen then this would ensure you are covered by your employers insurance not to mention that a good pair of safety boots can save you from losing your toes.
Where to buy safety boots?
There are many suppliers of safety boots, especially online but you want to a find a supplier that is a real legit business that has certifications on their safety boots. A good safety boots supplier should have stock from brands like Caterpillar, Cofra, Safety Jogger and other reputable brands that you can trust. Safety boots are certainly not something to cheap out on or try a brand that you have never heard of.
So please make sure that you are using the correct boots for your work place. Not only do you want to be covered for insurance but you want to keep yourself safe on site also!