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July 14, 2018

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Brightboot launches range of hi-vis wellington boots

Brightboot recently launched a new range of compliant wellington boots at Safety & Health Expo 2018, designed for a range of industry sectors, from construction to mining.

The new range of boots use high visibility materials to provide 360-degree hi-vis in low light, daylight and at night. They have been designed by Brightboot to conform to the EN ISO 20345:2011 S5 HRO CI SRA footwear safety standard, whilst the neoprene upper and 3M retro reflective elements comply to EN ISO 20471:2013 high visibility standard.

The manufacturer says that while previously PPE has focused totally on foot protection, little has been done to increase visibility of the safety footwear. ‘The most common cause of injury is being hit by a moving vehicle, therefore anything that helps to increase visibility in the workplace, merits implementation’.

Brightboot Founder Marcus Aldred said: “The pre-launch interest in the range has been exceptional. There is a genuine industry acceptance that the uniqueness of Brightboot will deliver higher combined levels of visibility & safety on site.”

Among the features of the new boot are a neoprene lining, thermally protective to -25°C, a 100% waterproof membrane, a composite protective toecap and a kevlar perforation resistant insole. The boots are anti-static, anti-magnetic and have an air mesh wicking fibre network that maintains the internal climate of the boot.

SkillBuilder met with BrightBoot at Safety & Health Expo to find out more about the new range:



Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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