The Original Muck Boots

Muck Boots

The Original Muck Boots

The Original Muck Boot Company provides the most comfortable, 100 percent waterproof, high-performance footwear on the market.

Over the last two decades, the line has grown to over 60 styles of rubber and leather footwear, all designed to stand up to tough conditions, whether on the farm, in the city, or in the great outdoors.

Today, the Muck Boot brand defines the standard reference for comfort, fit and quality.

Professional hunters, fishermen and outdoor sport enthusiasts are loyal to their Muck boots.

Now, industrial workers can experience the benefits of wearing our top-rated Muck boots. Naturally lightweight and extremely comfortable, Muck boots keep workers’ feet warm and dry in almost any climate or condition.

They are durable and long-lasting for the investment made.


Workwear for all Trades

Workwear

Choice of clothing can make a real difference to the working day as comfort, ease of movement and practicality are important functions to consider.

Whatever the job, workwear should prioritise these aspects without compromising on fashionable styles and innovative designs.

Available from top trade brands, workwear clothing covers a huge range crafted from high quality materials to ensure durable, long lasting wear.


Why is PPE Important? – It might just save your life

PPE

Why is PPE important?

Making the workplace safe includes providing instructions, procedures, training and supervision to encourage people to work safely and responsibly.

Even where engineering controls and safe systems of work have been applied, some hazards might remain. These include injuries to:

  • the lungs, eg from breathing in contaminated air
  • the head and feet, eg from falling materials
  • the eyes, eg from flying particles or splashes of corrosive liquids
  • the skin, eg from contact with corrosive materials
  • the body, eg from extremes of heat or cold

PPE is needed in these cases to reduce the risk.

What do I have to do?

  • Only use PPE as a last resort
  • If PPE is still needed after implementing other controls (and there will be circumstances when it is, eg head protection on most construction sites), you must provide this for your employees free of charge
  • You must choose the equipment carefully (see selection details below) and ensure employees are trained to use it properly, and know how to detect and report any faults

Selection and use

You should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is exposed and to what?
  • How long are they exposed for?
  • How much are they exposed to?

When selecting and using PPE:

  • Choose products which are CE marked in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 – suppliers can advise you
  • Choose equipment that suits the user – consider the size, fit and weight of the PPE. If the users help choose it, they will be more likely to use it
  • If more than one item of PPE is worn at the same time, make sure they can be used together, eg wearing safety glasses may disturb the seal of a respirator, causing air leaks
  • Instruct and train people how to use it, eg train people to remove gloves without contaminating their skin. Tell them why it is needed, when to use it and what its limitations are

Other advice on PPE

  • Never allow exemptions from wearing PPE for those jobs that ‘only take a few minutes’
  • Check with your supplier on what PPE is appropriate – explain the job to them
  • If in doubt, seek further advice from a specialist adviser

Maintenance

PPE must be properly looked after and stored when not in use, eg in a dry, clean cupboard. If it is reusable it must be cleaned and kept in good condition.

Think about:

  • using the right replacement parts which match the original, eg respirator filters
  • keeping replacement PPE available
  • who is responsible for maintenance and how it is to be done
  • having a supply of appropriate disposable suits which are useful for dirty jobs where laundry costs are high, eg for visitors who need protective clothing

Employees must make proper use of PPE and report its loss or destruction or any fault in it.

Monitor and review

  • Check regularly that PPE is used. If it isn’t, find out why not
  • Safety signs can be a useful reminder that PPE should be worn
  • Take note of any changes in equipment, materials and methods – you may need to update what you provide

Types of PPE you can use

Eyes

Hazards
Chemical or metal splash, dust, projectiles, gas and vapour, radiation

Options
Safety spectacles, goggles, face screens, faceshields, visors

Note
Make sure the eye protection chosen has the right combination of impact/dust/splash/molten metal eye protection for the task and fits the user properly

Head and neck

Hazards
Impact from falling or flying objects, risk of head bumping, hair getting tangled in machinery, chemical drips or splash, climate or temperature

Options
Industrial safety helmets, bump caps, hairnets and firefighters’ helmets

Note

  • Some safety helmets incorporate or can be fitted with specially-designed eye or hearing protection
  • Don’t forget neck protection, eg scarves for use during welding
  • Replace head protection if it is damaged

Ears

Hazards
Noise – a combination of sound level and duration of exposure, very high-level sounds are a hazard even with short duration

Options
Earplugs, earmuffs, semi-insert/canal caps

Note

  • Provide the right hearing protectors for the type of work, and make sure workers know how to fit them
  • Choose protectors that reduce noise to an acceptable level, while allowing for safety and communication

Hands and arms

Hazards
Abrasion, temperature extremes, cuts and punctures, impact, chemicals, electric shock, radiation, vibration, biological agents and prolonged immersion in water

Options
Gloves, gloves with a cuff, gauntlets and sleeving that covers part or all of the arm

Note

  • Avoid gloves when operating machines such as bench drills where the gloves might get caught
  • Some materials are quickly penetrated by chemicals – take care in selection, see HSE’s skin at work website
  • Barrier creams are unreliable and are no substitute for proper PPE
  • Wearing gloves for long periods can make the skin hot and sweaty, leading to skin problems. Using separate cotton inner gloves can help prevent this

Feet and legs

Hazards
Wet, hot and cold conditions, electrostatic build-up, slipping, cuts and punctures, falling objects, heavy loads, metal and chemical splash, vehicles

Options
Safety boots and shoes with protective toecaps and penetration-resistant, mid-sole wellington boots and specific footwear, eg foundry boots and chainsaw boots

Note

  • Footwear can have a variety of sole patterns and materials to help prevent slips in different conditions, including oil – or chemical-resistant soles. It can also be anti-static, electrically conductive or thermally insulating
  • Appropriate footwear should be selected for the risks identified

Lungs

Hazards

  • Oxygen-deficient atmospheres, dusts, gases and vapours

Options – respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

  • Some respirators rely on filtering contaminants from workplace air. These include simple filtering facepieces and respirators and power-assisted respirators
  • Make sure it fits properly, eg for tight-fitting respirators (filtering facepieces, half and full masks)
  • There are also types of breathing apparatus which give an independent supply of breathable air, eg fresh-air hose, compressed airline and self-contained breathing apparatus

Note

  • The right type of respirator filter must be used as each is effective for only a limited range of substances
  • Filters have only a limited life. Where there is a shortage of oxygen or any danger of losing consciousness due to exposure to high levels of harmful fumes, only use breathing apparatus – never use a filtering cartridge
  • You will need to use breathing apparatus in a confined space or if there is a chance of an oxygen deficiency in the work area
  • If you are using respiratory protective equipment, look at HSE’s publication Respiratory protective equipment at work: A practical guide

Whole body

Hazards
Heat, chemical or metal splash, spray from pressure leaks or spray guns, contaminated dust, impact or penetration, excessive wear or entanglement of own clothing

Options
Conventional or disposable overalls, boiler suits, aprons, chemical suits

Note

  • The choice of materials includes flame-retardant, anti-static, chain mail, chemically impermeable, and high-visibility
  • Don’t forget other protection, like safety harnesses or life jackets

Emergency equipment

Careful selection, maintenance and regular and realistic operator training is needed for equipment for use in emergencies, like compressed-air escape breathing apparatus, respirators and safety ropes or harnesses.


Ear Protection

Ear Protection

If You’re Exposed To Unavoidable Noise At Work Or Home You May Be Wondering What Hearing Protection Will Help Reduce The Sound Reaching Your Ears While Feeling Comfortable And Easy To Use.

Ear protection refers to devices used to protect the ear, either externally from elements such as cold, intrusion by water and other environmental conditions, debris, or specifically from noise. High levels of exposure to noise may result in noise-induced hearing loss. Measures to protect the ear are referred to as hearing protection, and devices for that purpose are called hearing protection devices. In the context of work, adequate hearing protection is that which reduces noise exposure to below 85 dBA over the course of an average work shift of eight hours.[1]. Different types of hearing protection may be utilized to maximize hearing protection. OSHA regulations dictate whether hearing protection is required and if the company must participate in a hearing conservation program.

Ear Protectors, Earplugs, Earmuffs And Canal Caps Protect Your Ears From Loud Noise By Reducing The Level Of Sound Reaching Your Ears. If You’re Exposed To Unavoidable Noise, You Should Use Earplugs Or Earmuffs.

Types of ear protection include:
Earplugs, internal
Earmuffs, external
Helmet, covering various parts of the head, including the ears

Electronic ear protection is available as earplugs or earmuffs. Electronic earplugs detect and amplify quiet sounds while blocking loud noises. Electronic earplugs are useful in several situations such as hunters or shooters who need to protect their ears from the loud report of a hunting rifle but still need to hear the noises around them. Electronic hearing protection allows the user to carry on a normal conversation or listen for game while still blocking out external noises that can damage hearing.


Hi Vis Workwear

Hi Vis

Hi Vis Workwear Is Designed To Provide High Levels Of Visibility And Ensure The Safety Of Your Staff And Visitors Alike.

All Garments Are Fully Compliant And Feature Reflective Material To Deliver Greater Visibility In Poor Light And Adverse Weather Conditions.

View Our Range Of T-Shirts, Polo Shirts And Coats & Jackets, Trousers, Vests And Much More.


Safety Footwear

Cat Boots

A steel-toe boot (also known as a safety boot, steel-capped boot or safety shoe) is a durable boot or shoe that has a protective reinforcement in the toe which protects the foot from falling objects or compression, usually combined with a mid sole plate to protect against punctures from below.

Although traditionally made of steel, the reinforcement can also be made of a composite material, a plastic such as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or even aluminum. Steel-toe boots are important in the construction industry and in many industrial settings. Occupational safety and health legislation or insurance requirements may require the use of such boots in some settings, and may mandate certification of such boots and the display of such certification directly on the boots.

The markings on the boot label will indicate the national or international standards that the boot was intended to meet, and identify the level of protection offered for impact, penetration, electric shock, and chemical hazards. Safety shoes are effective in keeping the feet of industrial workers safe from sharp and heavy objects while working in factories.[1] Footwear for use in chemical processing or semiconductor manufacturing may also be rated to dissipate static electricity while still protecting the wearer from electric shock.[citation needed]

Safety footwear now comes in many styles, including sneakers and clogs. Some are quite formal, for supervising engineers who must visit sites where protective footwear is mandatory.

Our Range Of Protective Footwear Designed To Keep You Safe Whilst Providing Ultimate Comfort Throughout The Day.

Find The Safety Footwear To Meet Your Requirements With Key Areas Of Protective Footwear All Covered Within The Range. Including Safety Boots, Riggers & Much More From A Choice Of EN Ratings, All Tested To Achieve Set Industry Standards.

 

 


Choosing the right Work Gloves

Work Gloves

Hands are vulnerable to all sorts of hazards in the working environment. Increasingly gloves are being fitted to the environment that they are being used in to allow the wearer comfort and protection.

If gloves are poorly maintained they will offer less effective protection from the environment they are being worn in. It is important to check the hand protection that you are using before every wear.

SIMPLE DESIGN (CATEGORY 1)

For areas of ‘minimal risk’

INTERMEDIATE DESIGN (CATEGORY 2)

For areas of specific risk i.e. mechanical risks.

COMPLEX DESIGN (CATEGORY 3)

For areas/applications that can seriously or irreversibly harm the wearer’s health.

EN 388 – This standard applies to all kinds of protective gloves giving protection from mechanical risks, in respect of

physical problems caused by abrasion, blade cut, puncture, tearing or impact cut. This standard also covers risk of

electrostatic discharge.

EN 374 – This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user against chemicals and/or microorganisms.

EN 511 – This standard applies to gloves which protect the hands against convective and contact cold.

EN 407 – This standard specifies thermal performance for protective gloves against heat and/or fire.

EN 659 – This standard defines performance requirements for gloves designed to protect fire fighters against heat and

flames.

EN 421 – This standard lays down test methods and performance criteria for gloves offering protection against ionising

radiation and radioactive contamination.

EN 455 – Medical gloves for single use. If a glove is to be used for food handling, it is required to carry either the words

‘for food use’ or this symbol.


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