Trialling footwear

Collection of different types of shoes and boots

When selecting new footwear, consider these issues:
  • Cost: Don't base your decision on cost alone. Consider effectiveness, comfort and durability.
  • Slip resistance: Discuss your needs with your supplier or manufacturer, obtain and evaluate footwear technical information and look at samples.
  • Other PPE properties: Does your footwear require any other features, eg a toe cap?
  • Range of sizes: You need wide enough size range to cater for all your at-risk workers.
  • Visual appeal: Shoes with visual appeal are more likely to be used.
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