Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association :: View topic - PPE | Ladies/Women's Safety Shoes/Boots

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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi

I am trying to find a decent looking safety shoe, both slip on and lace up for the ladies that need to go out on to our shop floor. Unfortunately every pair that I seem to find are replicas of Clegg’s shoes in From Russia with Love. Hopefully missing the flick knife in the toe.

Does anyone know of any half decent looking shoes out there? I know we are talking safety footwear but that does not stop us proving something that looks trendy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top
Hi there

SOHSA has a number of members that supply safety footwear, off the top of my head I would suggest contacting Arco, Arden Winch, Progressive Safety workwear or Approved Safety Products.

I have a pair of ladies safety boots that are really comfy (I think they are from Progressive Safety footwear) but not suitable for those ladies who wear skirts and just want a shoe!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:16 am Reply with quote Back to top
I thought you was going to say

when you find some let me know

Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:34 am Reply with quote Back to top
We have a number of female employees who require safety boots and shoes and Arco have come up trumps. Not only have they agreed very competetive prices but they have also produced a very attractive poster displaying the preferred products (with our logo on too!). I'm sure the Arco area rep. would be happy to chat about your requirements (Andrew Ramsden 07702 565999)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Ben

Thanks for the reply. I do use Arco and most of the other major distributors around the area. I'm just looking for something bit more trendy. I just feel its an area that the suppliers arn't looking at. In fact I was talking to sally from Honeywell at the last meeting, she is going to put it to their development team

Many thanks and great to see you on the forum

Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top
So I am not the only one who struggles with the whole vanity vs PPE compliance battle ?!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top
We got a nice pair from Progressive size 3 for Heather, and they look decent.
I asked about safety sandals but not joy!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top
OK just to be controversial, is it ESSENTIAL that they wear protective footwear when they go out there?

My experience has largely shown me that foot protection is generally at its most useful in the unexpected situations. The hammer that falls off the workbench, the flt wheels that goes over the foot etc. People seldom drop things on their own feet. It's an involuntary response - to move your feet. If you have clear walkways and no go areas, I would suggest that mandatory wearing of foot protection for casual visitors could be reviewed. We have. Unless you work in there and are exposed to the things that can fall on your toes when you least expect it, then you don't have to wear them.

Very often I find the issue of protective footwear is done with some sort of 'compliance' in mind. There is no mandatory requirement.

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