Metal-free mining safety boots feature composite toe caps, as opposed to the more traditional steel toe caps. While composite toe caps offer the same durability as steel toe caps, they are much lighter. Metal-free mining safety boots can contribute to decreasing fatigue for mine workers who are on their feet and walk long distances underground for extended periods of time.
Out of the many dangerous sectors that require high-quality protective footwear, mining is one of the most dangerous. In South Africa, where hundreds of thousands of South Africans are employed in this sector, ensuring that miners are provided with appropriate safety footwear is of utmost importance. In particular, metal-free safety boots are one of the best options to protect miners from workplace hazards.
There are many other benefits to a metal-free mining safety boot that make them appropriate protective footwear for miners.
The lack of metal in the safety boot makes it easier to pass through environments where security equipment and metal detectors are in use. Metal-free mining safety boots won’t set off metal detectors like safety boots that contain metal, meaning workers can save time and work more efficiently.
Unlike steel toe caps, composite toe caps offer superior thermal insulation in hot and cold working environments. Because a metal-free mining gumboot is non-conductive, meaning they don’t conduct heat or cold, they provide comfort and protection to miners.
Metal-free mining safety boots are lighter than steel toe safety boots. A lighter safety boot can contribute to decreasing fatigue for mine workers who are on their feet for extended periods of time.
With a dual-density polyurethane sole, tear-resistant and breathable leather uppers, and a durable composite safety toe cap, the metal-free SafeLite safety boot is tailor-made for optimum safety in hazardous mining environments. To find out more about our SafeLite safety boot, you can browse through the SafeLite range of our website. We also provide a wide range of other protective footwear options, so that you can find the right boot for you!