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CJL 21 February 2015 16:21

Rigger boot alternatives
 
Evening all,

I've just been told that we are no longer allowed to wear rigger boats at work and I have to either get wellingtons or ankle boots. Looking around most boots just don't have chunky enough soles to safely walk across seriously muddy ground and I hate wellingtons as I don't find them comfortable.

I realise many people hate the bans being introduced and I know the pros and cons of arguments to ban them, but has anybody got any ideas for alternatives?

I've googled it for hours and found nothing. Ideas for alternatives would be appreciated.

Chris

mick 21 February 2015 16:32

I have to get my boots from over the pond full metaguard plenty of choice

Richardnhunt 21 February 2015 16:34

Try muckboots

apshutt 21 February 2015 16:46

Why can't you wear them, is because of steel toecaps?

CJL 21 February 2015 17:03

Apparently they have no ankle support and things can drop down inside them.

I need steel toe caps and midsoles in them as well.

Chris

Nos4r2 21 February 2015 17:42

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.

camelgas 21 February 2015 19:33

Its worth trying on a pair of neoprene wellies, as very warm and comfortable.
Buckler and muck boots are 2 of the makes that do steels, I used to hate wellies too but am converted after buying a pair of buckler's, I live in mine now during the winter.
Try farm suppliers as they keep the steels and are normally competitive on price...... :thumbs:

John Kennett 22 February 2015 00:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJL (Post 667718)
Apparently they have no ankle support and things can drop down inside them.

Whereas wellies are supportive and close fitting? Sounds like someone at work needs to have a word with themself! :bang:

nugent 22 February 2015 00:59

HSE

They do my head in the amount of crap we have to do before attending a site,
Then there's inductions followed by tool box talk.
Kin half days gone before you start, then they moan about the price and why does itbtakevthay amount of days to do a simple task

Spent 4 mths doing Olympics f ing stupid springs to mind

John Kennett 22 February 2015 01:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by nugent (Post 667727)
HSE

Nothing to do with HSE. In this case it's just some idiot's inability to carry out a sensible risk assessment.


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