The automotive industry is the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy, employing 110,000 people across vehicle and component manufacturers. It also comes with a number of workplace hazards that both employers and employees should be aware of and take steps to acquire appropriate PPE to reduce injuries in the workplace.
Whether you’re a car assembly operator or a painter, you need a pair of safety boots that can protect you from these hazards – and ideally, a pair of metal-free safety boots.
Metal-free safety boots, such as our SafeLite boot, offer many valuable features. For example, metal-free safety boots utilise non-scratch eyelets for the boot laces – the non-scratch quality of the eyelets prevents workers from scratching the metal paintwork as they get into and out of the vehicles as they are building them.
In an industry that can require long days of work, with lots of dangerous equipment and heavy machinery, it’s important to make sure you’re protected while you work. A metal-free safety boot can offer many benefits, including:
Many safety boots tend to be heavy and unwieldy, leading to workers feeling fatigued after spending long days on their feet in demanding industries. A metal-free safety boot offers a lighter alternative, which means the wearer stays comfortable for longer, allowing them to get the job done without becoming too tired too quickly.
Traditionally, safety boots feature heavy steel toe caps, which is one of the leading factors contributing to the overall weight of the boot. With a composite toe cap, the wearer enjoys the same durability and protection as a boot with a steel toe cap, but benefits from a lighter shoe, which decreases fatigue. The SafeLite metal-free safety boot from Neptun Boot has a generous composite toe cap for comfort, while also keeping the safety boot light.
When you’re working in low visibility conditions with many other workers around you, as well as heavy machinery and dangerous equipment, visibility can be one of the most important things to avoid danger.
Our SafeLite metal-free safety boot features a full reflector strip covering both sides and rear of the boot for high visibility, helping you avoid workplace hazards.
To find out more about our SafeLite metal-free safety boot, make sure you browse through the SafeLite range on our website. We also provide a wide range of other protective footwear options, so that you can find the right boot for you!