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Old 22 February 2015, 03:03   #11
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Chris, would any of these do?

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Old 22 February 2015, 03:54   #12
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They did the same in the oil industry a few years back and these became pretty much standard although a lot of the vessels we work on don't enforce the rule they seem to have pretty much replaced the rigger boot now
http://www.outlandsales.co.uk/sectio...offshore_boots
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I bought these recently and have been very impressed with them

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I have the same problem, riggers are just about banned within the construction industry, I'm surprised they gave you the option of wellies, as we have to have a permit to wear them & that's only after a risk assessment has been done, don't ask😁 We moved on to lace up safety boots, but "they" are also on the way out as we now have to have metatarsal protection, look at Goliath D30 boots. I'll be glad when I get out of it!! I'm off to a job in London tomorrow, 2 day induction, drug & alcohol testing, full railway spec HiViz , all on a sh1t works!!!!


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In which case have a look at some of these:-

V12 Boots Online Store - Safety Footwear, Boots and Shoes

I use them for work and they're pretty good-specifically mine are the V1235 Boulder Black Derby boots.

Their wellies look rather funky too.
Them V12's are great boots. Do a nice wide fitting shoe too!
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I have the same problem, riggers are just about banned within the construction industry, I'm surprised they gave you the option of wellies, as we have to have a permit to wear them & that's only after a risk assessment has been done, don't ask😁 We moved on to lace up safety boots, but "they" are also on the way out as we now have to have metatarsal protection, look at Goliath D30 boots. I'll be glad when I get out of it!! I'm off to a job in London tomorrow, 2 day induction, drug & alcohol testing, full railway spec HiViz , all on a sh1t works!!!!


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Well if you find some good metaguard boots Dave let me know mine are due replacement soon
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These are the Goliath boots that we have to use now, nice & comfy & do the job, but they are the thick end of 80 quid a pair. You can get them from Greenhams or Arco. Goliath are based at Heckmondwike. The whole rigger ban thing came about because a couple of Skanska railway workers got bust ankles going over on railway sleepers. Skanska banned riggers throughout the company but this then spilled over onto the construction side. Other companies then joined the H&S arms race & thought "hmm, I bet we can go one further".............
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Sounds daft to me.
If you wear rigger boots inside your trousers nothing can fall into them....I've done his for years on commercial firework displays etc...

Lace up high boots don't stop you from turning an ankle either!

I'd just have disciplined the numpties for inattention if they'd managed to trip over railway sleepers - especially if they were an obstruction encountered as part of everyday work - they can't have ben following the SSOW.

Maybe a change of career to rail is not postively indicated!
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They don't look bad Dave will have a look sometime as you can imagine my boots get some hammer
It's the metaguard bit that's crucial for me after having a broken foot
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