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When the big sale at the end of each year comes, the products of major brands offer various discounts. Looking at the dazzling array of discounted products, I believe everyone will inevitably have the impulse to buy something. About buying safety shoes or work boots at that time, to let you not rush to choose the wrong items, we have prepared a shopping guide for you in advance.
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Choose the correct product certification
Choose according to your personal needs
How to choose a safe and high-quality product? There is a shortcut - identifying the product certification and accreditation mark! As we all know, certification is an effective pass for products to enter the market. Products that pass the certification will undergo strict product testing and on-site inspections at the production plant. After passing the assessment, regular and continuous supervision and inspection and sampling testing will be carried out. Most people are not professionals and cannot understand professional terms, so certified safety shoes, work boots and other safety footwear are the preferred choices.
Different countries or regional markets require different certification standards, you need to choose the standard that meets the requirements of your location.
1. US ASTM certification
ASTM certificate is issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials and used worldwide. The ASTM F2413-18 standard is specifically for safety footwear.
2. EU CE certification
The safety footwear to be imported to the EU needs to comply with EN ISO 20345:2011, a European standard for PPE. It applies to all types of safety footwear.
3. CA CSA certification
CSA (the Canadian Standards Association) standards require safety footwear must have a sole and heel made of electrical insulating materials that can stand for the electric shock to the sole of the foot.
4. UK UKCA certification
UKCA certification is mandatory for certain products sold in Great Britain. After the UK left the EU, the UK brought the EU's PPE Regulation 2016/425 for safety footwear into UK law which be turned into UKCA.
Except for choosing the right product certification, you'd better also choose the safety shoes according to your personal needs or the requirement of your worksite.
If you're working in a muddy or wet environment, then water-resistant is a necessary feature of your safety shoes. Take Safetoe cow leather work boots, for example, the full grain cow leather can be treated with a waterproof coating which can also maintain breathability.
2. Toe protection
Safety toe design is a base function of general safety shoes that protects your toes from heavy objects and heavy impacts. There are various types of the protective toecap. For instance, most Safetoe safety shoes and work boots are equipped with a steel toe or composite toe.
Puncture-resistant safety shoes are essential for those who work in construction, logistics, machinery, glasses installation, and workshop to protect their feet from sharp objects or uneven ground. The puncture-resistant plate usually includes steel plate (high-grade penetration protection, heavy weight, less elasticity) and Kevlar plate (standard penetration resistant, lightweight and high elasticity).
PU or rubber soles both can provide slip-resistant protection. If the worksite is usually dry or there's a small amount of water or oil, the safety shoes with PU soles are enough to be used. If there's a lot of water or oil on the ground for a long time, we recommend safety shoes or work boots with rubber soles.
5. Insulation against heat/cold
High temperature above 120° will destroy the basic shape of the common outsoles, and a low temperature of - 10 ℃ will lead to the decline of the anti-skid performance of the sole. In this kind of environment, we recommend using safety shoes with rubber soles.
In some flammable workplaces such as gas stations, the static electricity accumulated in the human body may be a dangerous trigger to accidents. So anti-static safety shoes or safety boots are required.
7. Electrical Insulation
For those who work as electricians, electronic operators, cable installers, and substation installers, the safety shoes or work boots need to comply with the higher standards of electrical insulation.
In the past, people might think that heavy meant sturdy and better protection. But with the development of material, such as composite toecap or Kevlar midsole plate, lightweight safety shoes or work boots can perform the same protection to your feet as the traditional ones.
If you're looking for the right safety shoes or work boots at affordable prices on the big sale, you can consider Safetoe safety shoes and work boots. They can meet the ASTM, CE, CSA, and UKCA standards. Safetoe also provides safety shoes or work boots with different functions to meet various requirements. Please visit www.safetoeshop.com and use the promo code: BLACK520 at the checkout before 30/11/2022.