Benefits of Wearing Safety Shoes at Workplace

Lives of workers at industrial sites are always at stake since accidents can catch anyone unawares and lead to a sordid injury. From an organization’s point of view, that’s all the more true and worrisome!

Because a spate of injuries suffered by employees can ruin any workplace’s output. And most of the time the malefactor is not shoddy equipment or callousness, but the common culprit is the quality of industrial safety shoes! Believe it or not, shoes tread the fine line between life and death for a person on the job.

#1. Prevention from Slips and Falls

Unforeseen slips, tripping or falls are untoward incidents that can happen in any workplace resulting in a great deal of accidents annually. Many businesses can resort to taking steps like formulating stringent housekeeping measures and installing anti-slip floor tapes to drastically reduce any risks posed by these mishaps. However, there is no alternative to proper safety footwear that provides additional protection against trips, falls, and slips. Shoes with a good amount of traction can reduce friction and help prevent falls in slippery environments.

They also help prevent falls from ladders, which are commonplace especially when people don’t wear shoes with proper treads on them. There are several reputed brands such as Karam, Liberty, etc. that offer good deals on reliable and study safety shoes.

#2. Protection against burns

Dangerous burns from industrial fires can take place at almost any workplace, so can burns from chemicals and materials like cement, etc. Safety footwear made from sturdy, durable materials can prevent nasty burns from chemical splashes, metal splashes and other dangerous substances that could injure the skin on the feet/hands or any other part of the body.

#3. Keeping feet warm in extreme weather

In some places, harsh cold weather can pave the way to injuries such as frost bites and hypothermia, and these dangers shouldn’t be overlooked. Employees working outside during the harsh rough winters are at risk, along with employees who work in a refrigerated environment. Keeping the feet warm and comfortable in conjunction with a slew of other measures is thus, very pertinent in the workplace.

#4. Resist Fatigue

Fatigue can be a major nagging problem for workers who stand all day, especially on hard surfaces like concrete. Muscles in the feet, the legs, back and other important parts of the body can grow tired, especially when the employees don’t wear appropriate footwear. Reflective safety shoes provide a comfortable cushioning for the ankles and balanced arch support that can make people more comfortable alleviating any unnecessary strain on muscles resulting in less fatigued employees. This aspect helps them to be more alert on their job and allows them to do their jobs safely and more efficiently.

#5. Saviour against electrical hazards

As we all know, electricity poses a plethora of risks in the workplace. Workers are prone to potential electric shocks from short-circuits, etc. To reduce the possibility of an electrical accident, footwear made from leather, rubber or other materials that are bad conductors of electricity can be worn. These precautions significantly reduce the threat posed by naked wires, coils, good conductors of electricity, etc.

Almost all the unwarranted injuries namely—slips, trips, falls, lacerations, bruises, etc. at factories or manufacturing hubs are a result of malfunctioning shoes. It’s safe to say safety shoes are the cornerstone of any production unit. This is why employers need to be extra vigilant when it comes to providing comfy and secure footwear to their employees.

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Since its founding Daniels Outlets Limited has become the leading supplier of work shop tools, personal protective equipment (PPEs), generators and specialized industrial supplies in Kenya. Its offices were initially based at Funzi Road, Nairobi but as the company expanded its operations, since February of 2015 it relocated to Bamburi Road, Industrial Area

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