Without a doubt, the safety boot or safety sneakers (รองเท้า ผ้าใบ เซฟตี้ which is the term in Thai) is one of the most common PPEs on the market. When used correctly, it offers protection against various types of risks and provides comfort for a full day’s work.
Using the correct equipment for each activity is essential to ensure the health and physical safety of workers. After all, this is the last risk control measure to be taken for this purpose.
Boots with composite toe caps are more recent compared to steel toe caps. For this reason, more conservative workers and occupational safety technicians still don’t usually have them as their first option. However, for some activities, this is the most suitable model. Because the composite is not an energy conductor, this becomes the best option for workers exposed to electrical hazards, for example.
Unlike Boots with Steel toe caps. As steel is considered an electrical conductor, this shoe could not be used in any way for jobs involving this type of risk. Although, nowadays, there are already steel toe shoes with the proper approval against electric shocks. Believe if you want! It is always a good idea to carefully check the Certificate of Approval to avoid accidents in these cases.
When it comes to weight, Composite toe boots are about 30% lighter than steel toe boots. This is because it is produced using a material that mixes polyester, carbon fiber, and glass — elements much lighter than steel.
Both models protect against contact with chemicals, extreme temperatures; sharp objects; perforations, and falls of heavy materials. But on this last point, we had better leave a warning.
Mono-Density Or Bi-Density Sole
The Safety Boots that have the sole produced with Polyurethane (PU) are the models that will offer one of these two characteristics. The difference between them is precisely the amount of product inserted into the sole of the shoe.
Thus, the Mono-density Sole receives this name to identify that only one dose of Polyurethane was injected into that model. In other words, the boot’s sole is a single piece: on one side, the worker’s foot; on the other, the ground you step on.