Lesson 10 Foot and leg protection

  • There are certain working environments in which use of protective equipment for your foot is necessary. Some examples include e.g. firemen or workers using chainsaws.
  • contact with falling, rolling or cutting objects;
  • penetration through soles or uppers (stepping on sharp and pointed elements);
  • anti-static and electrical hazards;
  • contact with chemicals and biological risk factors;
  • exposure to high or low temperature;
  • wet and slippery surfaces.
  • Safety footwear
  • Protective footwear
  • Occupational footwear
  • Special application footwear
  • They differ with a level of protection given to the workers feet.