Facts about safety boots

Facts about safety boots

There are many interesting facts about steel toe cap boots that you may not have known. Take a look at these and let us know in the comments section below if you already knew some of them.

Did you know?

  • Steel toe cap boots were invented in Germany after the end of World War II
  • In UK law, if you are working in potentially dangerous environments it is mandatory to wear safety boots.
  • Not all steel toe cap boots are actually made of steel. Some, in fact, are made of a plastic known as TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane.)
  • There are many different types of boots to protect you against various hazards, such as:
    • Lacerations
    • Chemical burns
    • Falling objects
  • All steel toe cap boots must go through strict testing to ensure they meet UK standards. This means they are designed not only to last, but to protect your feet in the best way possible.
  • Steel toes caps feature in more than just boots; many are now standard in shoes and trainers also.


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