Working around hot surfaces and equipment is a huge risk factor for getting burned. Fortunately, there are plenty of precautions you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a serious injury in the event of a burn. You may not think of shoes as safety gear, but the right pair can protect you from many different hazards in the workplace. In addition to standard steel-toed boots, several other types of footwear can help protect you from burns or other foot injuries.
It is essential to select the correct shoes for your daily commute to and from work, especially if you are walking a great deal. We rarely consider safety over comfort or style. Accidents are almost always impossible, so if you’re in a delicate environment, you should wear fire-resistant safety shoes. Your feet will be protected from fire, steam, and heat thanks to these specialty shoes.
Fires, if not controlled properly, lead to fatal accidents, particularly at chemical factories and other locations. Because fires are required daily, large amounts of heat, steam, and sparks are generated, and workers wear fireproof shoes to reduce some stress and anxiety and therefore boost productivity.
Our Safety Shoes has put its finest foot forward with a premium group of fireproof footwear, adhering to NFPA guidelines. You will get the same level of fire protection as you would in a wildfire, even in an industrial setting.
Characteristics to check in fire-resistant safety shoes
- Flame resistance:
The shoes are constructed to prevent melting, dripping, or catching fire. Even if they catch fire, the material must endure no less than 3 or 4 seconds. This self-extinguishing function additionally minimizes the chance of mishaps in addition to providing primary protection.
- Heat resistance:
Safety Shoes are designed to avoid any possible heat sensation, thereby protecting your feet from burns. Fire and heat burns are two different problems, and the boots must withstand both. Workers can feel at ease working under difficult conditions because these shoes can withstand heat up to 100 degrees. These shoes can be used during hot summer months to protect your feet from the sun’s scorching heat.
- Cut resistance:
Made with high-quality materials, fireproof safety shoes are designed to withstand high temperatures and protect your feet from cuts as well as infections. Its thickness and material help keep your feet safe from bacterial infections.
- Corrosion resistance
These fire-resistant safety shoes protect you from both fire and chemical corrosion. Working in chemical or nuclear plants, where corrosive substances are present, is of utmost importance.
These shoes help people in close contact sustain or extinguish fires by protecting themselves first.
Why choose fire or heat-resistant shoes?
- Withstand pressure
The material is of premium quality and provides adequate thickness to withstand wear and tear as well as up to 120N of immense pressure.
- Strong grip
This footwear is specially designed to protect against slipping as well as fire and heat, thanks to its super-strong nitrile rubber sole. These boots are not just suitable for working in mines and factories, but also for outdoor activities.
- Steel toe caps
The toe sections are constructed from rust-proof steel to withstand the immense heat or energy produced at such locations, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. In addition, the soles are designed to withstand great amounts of pressure and are strong.
- Super comfortable
The Safety Shoes are manufactured using only the finest quality materials, thus providing cushion comfort with the desired level of safety. Your feet will remain dry and fresh all day long thanks to their breathability and sweat-absorbency. Furthermore, your fingers will be able to move freely, providing ease of movement.
- Protection from a wide range of substances
OSHA and NFPA specify that all fireproof shoes must protect against fire as well as other dangerous and harmful acids and chemicals. Burns are not exclusively caused by fire, but also by steam or chemicals.
Take care when selecting fireproof footwear. Not all shoes are designed to protect against fires. Most of the shoes on the market have a barrier of some type to protect against flames. The shoes that should be used to protect against fires are those that have been designed with protection in mind.