One of the most important bits of your kit is the right pair of boots and shoes. When working in what can be a dangerous environment, you want to be sure that you're wearing footwear that will keep you safe and secure whatever happens.
If you're working with electricity, it is essential you buy non-conductive footwear. Look for footwear that is classified EH, which means the soles and heels have been tested to be shock-resistant.
If possible, also look for a steel or composite toe cap that conforms to safety standards. As with all safety boots toecaps and midsoles cannot be relied on entirely to stop injury occuring, however, they will lessen the severity of the injury, so it is essential you check the specifications of the boots to ensure they offer the right amount of protection.
When working around live eletrics, don't worry about whether your footwear contains metal toecaps or shanks. Since the metal is enclosed in non-conductive materials, insulating it from the floor, it will be safe in live circuit environments. Also look for boots with rubber outsoles, as these will ground any charges if there is an incident.
Skechers Work offers a selection of footwear that is tested as non-conductive.
Try the WORK: RELAXED FIT HOBBES for incredible comfort, all throughout the working day thanks to it's Memory Foam cushioning. EH Safe tested ASTM F2412-2011 and slip resistance tested to ASTM F1677-96 Mark II standards, this is a great lace-up anti-slip shoe.
Alternatively, the highly comfy, sporty profile of the WORK: RELAXED FIT-SURE TRACK-ERATH SR easily laces up, and has a secure, slip-resistant rubber sole tested to ASTM F1677-2005 Mark II standards. Inside you can expect Skechers usual high standards of comfort with a relaxed roomier fitting and a Memory Foam topped cushioned removable comfort insole.
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