Wearing safety footwear that will prevent slips and trips, the most common hazards in the workplace, is one of the best ways of avoiding the incalculable pain and misery they cause, as well as the £512 million per year cost to UK employers.
Slips and trips are responsible for over a third of all major injuries in the workplace. Over 10,000 workers suffered serious injury because of a slip or trip last year, and 95% of major slips result in broken bones. Slips can also cause other types of accident, such as falls from height.
U-Power offers a wide choice of safety footwear that ensures workers start off on the right foot. Its sophisticated U-Spider shoe, for example, offers incredible slip resistance in the most demanding of circumstances. The lightweight and stylish U-Spider features a revolutionary new nitrile outer sole with independent tread blocks that is anti-slip, heat-resistant to 300°C, anti-static and extremely hard wearing.
The U-Spider also has a groundbreaking pierce-resistant mid-sole, an anatomic, breathable footbed and a special AirToe aluminium perforated safety toe cap with a breathable membrane for total wearer comfort.
U-Power’s Concept SK Grip range of safety boots and shoes is also extremely slip-resistant, as well as being stylish and comfortable for extended periods of wear. Featuring U-Power’s unique Technopolymer last generation U-GRIP®, a patented anti-slip outer sole technology, the SK Grip range gives the wearer the complete confidence of knowing they will not put a foot wrong.
All safety footwear products from design-led Italian company U-Power have been complying with the new, more stringent, European Standard for safety footwear that came into force on 30 June for more than a year.