PPE Foot Protection: Expert Insight from Gavin Cooke, MD of REBEL Safety Gear Part 2


Let's Talk Safety - Episode 10

Join us for part 2 of our discussion on safety boots and shoes, where we continue our conversation with Managing Director of REBEL Safety Gear, Gavin Cooke. Gavin highlights the importance of prioritising durability and suitability over cost when selecting footwear for workplace safety, as well as the need for appropriate risk assessments and the selection of fit-for-purpose safety boots based on specific workplace hazards. Emphasis is placed on the dual responsibility of employers and employees in selecting and maintaining safety footwear to ensure longevity and effectiveness.

Topics

1. Cost vs. Durability

  • Importance of investing in durable, safe work footwear.

2. Footwear Longevity

  • Impact of different applications on the lifespan of safety boots.

3. Risk Assessment

  • Importance of conducting risk assessments to select appropriate footwear.

4. Dual Responsibility

  • Employer’s role in selecting the right footwear.
  • Employee’s role in maintaining and inspecting their footwear.

5. Footwear Maintenance

  • Methods to maintain leather and other materials.
  • Importance of regular care to extend footwear lifespan.

6. Technological Advancements

  • New materials and design innovations in safety footwear.
  • Potential future developments, including AI integration for risk assessment.

7. Design Considerations

  • Different designs for specific hazards (e.g., welding, chemical exposure).

8.Future of Safety Footwear

  • Trends towards lighter, more sustainable materials.
  • Anticipated technological advancements and their impact on safety footwear.

Resources

Download the PPE Foot Protection Toolbox Talk which focuses on safety footwear selection and tips for cleaning safety boots and shoes.

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