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Safeguarding Steps: The Importance of Safety Shoes in Kitchen Environments

According to a recent announcement by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), slips, trips, and falls have become the leading cause of major workplace injuries. In response to this concerning trend, MOM conducted over 750 inspections across sectors such as construction, manufacturing, transportation & storage, accommodation, and food services. The purpose of these inspections was to address the pressing issue of workplace safety. This data reinforces the need for proactive measures to ensure the well-being of workers.

The Prevalence of Slipping Accidents in Kitchens:

Slipping incidents in kitchens are prevalent, posing major dangers to kitchen employees’ safety. Spills, damp flooring, and greasy surfaces are common causes of these incidents, making it critical to take preventive measures. Anti-slip safety shoes are one such precautionary measure. These specialised shoes include characteristics that improve grip and traction, reducing the dangers associated with slippery environments.

Understanding Slip Resistance Classifications: 

Slip resistance classifications which are EN ISO 20345 standard, categorize the effectiveness of footwear in preventing slips and falls. The three primary classifications are SRA, SRB, and SRC. Let’s examine each of these in detail:

Importance of Choosing the Right Slip Resistance Classification:

Choosing the right slip resistance classification is critical for kitchen workers’ safety. Different slip resistance classes may be necessary depending on the unique kitchen environment and possible risks present. In kitchens, for example, where spills and liquids are prevalent, footwear with an SRA classification is advised. In places where oils or lubricants are present, footwear with an SRB or SRC classification is excellent for greater slip resistance.

To help you make an informed choice, we recommend a few of our exceptional safety shoes designed specifically for kitchen environments. Click on the images below to view more details:

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