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LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Brett Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: PPE COMPANY LOCATION: Bysing Wood Road, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP344 COMPANY TEL: 01795 594000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Footwear investigation report
ARTICLE
An investigation was conducted to try and determine the best quality anti-slip footwear as it was found that PPE suppliers could not provide an anti-slip standard or specification. While some footwear has passed an industry-standard SATRA test, which indicates whether a piece of footwear has acceptable tread, the HSE deems this to be inadequate. A further problem is that the upper area on footwear can often give way before the sole.

The conclusion from their tests recommends the use only of Polyurethane, or rubber / polyurethane manufactured soles / heels which meet the anti-slip coefficient requirements of the SATRA or BS EN tests. These provide increased slip resistance with a level of durability that will still outlast the uppers in most cases.
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