Testing footwear: Understanding suppliers' information

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Footwear marketed as 'slip resistant' may not perform as well as you expect, so take care when choosing footwear from brochure descriptions alone.

Although footwear may be marketed as 'slip resistant', some have not been tested for this. Ask your footwear supplier if the footwear has been tested for slip resistance then request the test details and results.

Alternatively, the footwear may have been tested, but the results from the test may not be a good guide as to how footwear will perform in your workplace.
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