PPE Foot Protection: Expert Insight from Gavin Cooke, MD of REBEL Safety Gear Part 1


Let's Talk Safety - Episode 9

Join us for part 1 of our discussion on safety boots and shoes, where we had the absolute privilege of interviewing Gavin Cooke, the founder and Managing Director of REBEL Safety Gear. Known and loved as “Africa’s hardest working safety boots”, we offer an in-depth look of what it takes to create quality safety boots, the important factors that safety and/or procurement managers should consider when selecting safety shoes, and the true cost of selecting inferior safety boots.

Topics

1. Adapting to industry changes: Insights into the evolution of safety footwear driven by technological advancements and changing workplace requirements.

2. Targeted design and functionality: Developing footwear that addresses specific workplace hazards such as slip resistance, temperature extremes, and fatigue management.

3. Material selection and quality assurance: Importance of using high-quality materials for enhanced durability and performance of safety footwear.

4. Reducing workplace injuries: Discussion on how properly designed and selected footwear can significantly decrease the risk of injuries and boost overall worker safety.

5. Smart procurement practices: Practical advice for selecting footwear that meets rigorous safety standards and fits specific work environments, enhancing both safety and productivity.

6. Overcoming design challenges: Balancing functionality, safety, and comfort in footwear to meet diverse workplace demands and worker preferences.

Resources

Download our Industry Applications Guidelines of Safety Footwear

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