STEPPING “SAFELY” INTO OCCUPATIONAL FOOTWEAR

At REBEL Safety Gear, we understand the critical role that your feet play in your everyday life, especially when it comes to your work. Your feet are your unsung heroes, bearing the weight of your entire body, acting as shock absorbers, and propelling you forward day in and day out.

COMFORT IS CRITICAL

The effects of spending days at work in uncomfortable or poorly designed footwear can manifest in different ways. Irritating blisters and minor aches might happen every few days, but over time, wearing the incorrect footwear can lead to compensatory issues such as swollen ankles, leg discomfort, and even lower back pain.

SAFETY COMES FIRST

Trips, slips, and falls are common workplace injuries, and often caused by inappropriate footwear. A minor foot injury can lead to weeks or even months off work and significant time in lost productivity. Selecting and wearing purpose-designed occupational footwear will give workers confidence, provide all-day comfort, and reduce the risk of injury.

PROMOTING HEALTH FROM THE FEET UP

Occupational footwear for workers who spend long hours on their feet and need to prioritise safety, hygiene, comfort and convenience.

The Differences Between Safety Footwear and Occupational Footwear

ISO 20345 and ISO 20347 are two different standards that define safety and occupational footwear. These standards are often used to ensure that footwear provides adequate protection and functionality for specific work environments. Here are the main differences between ISO 20345 and ISO 20347:

ISO 20345: Safety Footwear

Safety Footwear, defined by ISO 20345, is the standard for environments with a high risk of foot injuries, such as construction sites, factories, and industrial settings. This standard mandates specific safety features including:

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Safety Requirements

Safety Footwear, defined by ISO 20345, is the standard for environments with a high risk of foot injuries, such as construction sites, factories, and industrial settings. This standard mandates specific safety features including:

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Protection Levels

ISO 20345 categorises safety footwear into different protection classes, such as S1, S2, S3, and more, indicating the level of protection they provide. Higher numbers denote more comprehensive protection.

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Additional Features

Safety footwear under ISO 20345 may include features like electrical hazard resistance, heat resistance, and cold insulation, tailored to the specific work environment’s requirements.

ISO 20347: Occupational Footwear

Occupational Footwear, as per ISO 20347, is designed for work environments where the risk of foot injury is low, but other occupational requirements, like slip resistance or comfort, are essential. The key characteristics include:

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Less Stringent Requirements

ISO 20347 footwear focuses on comfort, slip resistance, and other features important for general occupational use. However, it does not require the same stringent safety features as ISO 20345. There is no mandatory toe protection or puncture resistance, for example.

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Additional Features

ISO 20347 footwear may include features like antistatic properties, resistance to fuel and oil, and slip resistance, but these features are not as comprehensive as those found in ISO 20345 footwear.

The Cruiza slip-on clogs are our newest offering in the Occupational Footwear range, boasting seven purpose-designed styles, each packed with essential safety features.

APPLICATIONS & ENVIRONMENTS

The REBEL Cruiza range of PU clogs provide comfort and style.  The design is crafted with high energy rebound fluid-form polyurethane (PU), making them super-light and incredibly comfortable.  These clogs prioritise your wellbeing, providing optimal safety, foot climate and posture-enhancing support.

Suitable for people who spend an extended amount of time on their feet, from the hospitality, medical and healthcare professions, cleaning, and janitorial functions to gardening and landscaping.

THE CRUIZA CLOG RANGE

SPECIAL FEATURES

FOOT CLIMATE

Designed to provide an optimal foot climate throughout the day.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Super lightweight design without compromising durability.

ANTI-SLIP

Superior anti-slip sole to minimise the risk of workplace accidents.

HYGIENIC

Hygienic, anti-microbial and deodorising.  They are washable, including the footbed.

FLUID RESISTANT

Resistant to blood, fat and detergents. Cleat pattern specially designed to eject the accumulation of any dirt, mud, and food residues.

POSTURE ENHANCING

Posture enhancing – resulting in reduced ankle, knee, hip and back pain, which enhances worker productivity.