Did you know that there are 26 bones in the foot? To put that into perspective, that equates to around 25% of all bones in the human body!

Naturally, breaking any of them can be a painful mistake and one you may want to avoid – particularly if you work in an environment that requires you to be active and on your feet.

Avoid the agony of the feet by checking out our wide range of safety footwear, engineered for protection and specifically designed to keep you on your toes.

 safety footwear

Types of safety footwear

Working in an environment that includes a variety of hazards can pose many risks to the human body. With so many dangerous possibilities around the corner, defence is undoubtedly the best form of attack.

If you’re a serious professional that works in an environment involving heavy machinery, heavy lifting or heavy materials, you need the right gear for the task at hand (or the task afoot)!

Luckily, that’s where we come in! Our safety footwear comes equipped with a few key attributes that are tailor-made to keep you footloose and fancy-free.

These safety features include:

 

Anti-static

If static shock is problematic at your workplace, anti-static boots can be a reassuring safety net to have beneath your feet.

A static charge can trigger a spark, fire or even an explosion, particularly if your work involves dealing with volatile materials. Luckily, our anti-static safety boots prevent a build-up of static in the human body by sending these charges to the ground.

A great addition to your everyday gear, anti-static work boots will help keep your workday buzzing without any nasty shocks.

 

Shock absorbent

When your dogs are barking, there’s no better feeling than peeling off your shoes and letting them puppies loose to soak up the air and breathe. Sadly, over the course of a long working day, most workers aren’t afforded that luxury.

If you’re on your feet all day, the pain of being up and on the go for hours at a time can take its toll. Enter the shock absorber!

Designed to dissipate the kinetic energy that enters your body with each step, these cushioned wonders reduce the impact between the foot and the ground. Many of our products also feature energy absorbing heels to further reduce foot fatigue, keeping you marching on strong until quitting time.

 

Fuel/oil resistant

For those that work with fuel and oil, a slippery surface can pose a dangerous hazard and quickly turn a mistimed step into misfortune. Even the slightest spill could spell disaster, especially if you’re not wearing the correct footwear.

That’s exactly why we’ve given many of our boots fuel/oil resistant soles to keep your feet firmly on the ground, even in the face of a greasy surface. Get a grip and give oil spills the slip with the power of oil resistant boots!

 

Steel toe caps

A true staple of any manual labour or warehouse environment, where would we be without the iconic steel toe cap boot? Tried and tested, it’s a must for anyone working with heavy goods, tools or apparatus.

With a reinforced toe to protect the foot from compression, these classics have become standard issue for many manual workers across the globe – and rightfully so.

With the power to save your feet from disaster, these metallic marvels are the Iron Man of the shoe industry. Tell your Nikes to take a hike – cap it off and feel the steel!

 

So, what are you waiting for? Keep your feet safe from the perils of work and the pitfalls of play with our handy selection of safety footwear!

For our full range of safety footwear, take a step in the right direction and click the link below!

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If you're looking for a cost-effective way to safely secure a work area or restrict access to hazardous zones, our collections of Posts and Chains may be the perfect thing! 

Here at Life-Gear.com, we supply high-quality protective equipment that aims to keep you, other workers and the environment that you work in as safe as possible. One great way in which you are able to do this is with chain posts! The ability to implement and maintain high safety standards is essential, especially in today's society. Failure to comply with safety regulations can have some serious consequences for companies and workers, leaving both individuals and workplaces at risk. 

A great way in which you can improve safety conditions in the workplace is with post and chain sets that clearly indicate an area that is restricted and should not be accessed. One of the benefits of our collection of chain posts is the ease of use that comes with them. Whether they are required for an hour to cordon off a slippery surface after a spillage or for days at a time to keep people from entering an area with falling debris, a post and chain barrier can come in handy at any time. When not required, chain posts can be easily removed and need very little storage, another reason why they prove to be a fantastic safety measure! 

Our Chain Posts 

Whether you need a set of posts, chains or both, Life-Gear have an extensive collection that is sure to match your requirements. With individual items or matching sets, we are confident that our post and chain barrier range will be more than enough to meet the safety needs of your workplace. Below are some of the posts and chains that we have to offer! 

 

    

Plastic Link Chain >                     Plastic Safety Post >                Plastic Chain Post Set >

 

As you can see, whether you're in need of individual components for a post and chain barrier or a complete set, we are able to provide! Our chains are available to purchase in various lengths (6mm & 10mm) to accommodate a variety of spaces as well as a black and yellow colour option also available to create a more eye-catching safety measure. To browse our entire range of Chain Posts, click the button below to visit our Ladders, Posts and Safety Barriers category. 

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For more information of our Post and Chain Barrier range or for any assistance with your order, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 0117 9381 600 or emailing sales@life-gear.com

As a well-known distributor of gloves and accessories for the entertainment business, Dirty Rigger have an accomplished reputation!

The company was established in 2010 as a sister company to the Le Mark Group who have been supplying event equipment to the arts and entertainment industry since the 1980s, so expanding the business was a no-brainer.

The range of Dirty Rigger products we currently stock includes the Dirty Rigger Podger Holster, the Dirty Rigger Podger Tool Lanyard, both of which are essential for conducting work on event rigging.

We recently added Dirty Rigger Gloves to the range –  designed to provide comfort and flexibility while still being durable enough to last. Be sure to take a closer look at them when you head over to our Dirty Rigger section!

Find all of the Dirty Rigger products that we offer, by clicking the button below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0117 9381 600.

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A rope grab device is a perfect tool for people working at height because it allows the operator to move along the rope to do their work, but it will grip onto the rope and stop the operator’s descent automatically if they happen to fall.

At Life-Gear we stock a range of different rope grab devices that are perfect whether you are a professional arborist, tree surgeon or if you climb for sport. If you are buying or using a rope grab for the first time, bare these points in mind:

  • Ensure you have completed appropriate climbing training and are confident operating a rope grab.
  • Make sure your rope grab is compatible with your rope or lanyard.
  • Read the instruction manual thoroughly before you start climbing so that you know exactly how to use your new rope grab.

The G-Force Work Positioning Guided Fall Arrester is designed for use with a 12mm rope and comes in three colours. Use it as part of a fall arrest system or for work positioning on an access rope.

The G-Force Guided Shock Absorbing Fall Arrester (14mm) has a gate that makes attaching and detaching it from the rope easy! Much like the 12mm rope grab, this rope grab will automatically grip the rope in the event of a fall.

To view all the rope grabs that we offer, simply click the button below:

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If you can’t find the rope grab you were looking for, get in touch! Our specialist team will do their best to help you. To browse more working at height and arborist equipment, browse the rest of our site.

 

Our main goal here at Life-Gear.com is to provide our customers with the tools and equipment to not only complete their lifting, climbing, transporting and leisure activities as efficiently as possible but as safely as possible. That's why we strive to supply the highest quality PPE possible! Not sure what PPE is and what equipment it consists of? Read on to find out!