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As the UK has now left the European Union, the ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) has been adopted from 1st January 2021 and involves the use of a new UKCA Mark on products as a means of showing conformance with applicable UK legislation.

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What is the purpose of insoles?

A necessary part of the shoemaking process, insoles have been used in footwear for many years and are either glued (non-removable) or removable. The small piece of material that sits underfoot, in your boots, is often taken for granted but can affect and influence things from your posture, and subsequently joint pain, through to tired legs or even how sweaty[...]

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We've rounded up our best selling PPE products from our Self Protection range. Find out which ones they are and view them in detail below:

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After a long day on your feet, foot pain or discomfort is often a natural consequence. Many workers such as warehouse staff, refuse collectors and postmen take thousands of steps every day, mostly on hard surfaces.

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How many people do you know that have stood on a nail or something sharp? At the very least it’s a painful experience and at worst, it can drive contamination into the foot.

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As freezing and snowy conditions continue to hit the UK it is critical to be taking care of yourself and avoiding the dangers it presents. Many roles in construction, rail and agriculture involve continuing to work in these conditions outdoor.

There are three common dangers that people are faced when working in below zero temperatures. It is important to be able to identify them, know how to[...]

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European studies report that between 33% and 50% of all workers spend in excess of 4 hours a day on their feet. Given that over 30 million people are in employment in the UK, this means that even the most conservative calculation would indicate over 10 million UK workers are on their feet over 4 hours a day.

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The Background

A Rail Industry workshop commissioned by V12 Footwear flagged up Ankle Protection as a number one concern of both Wearers and Specifiers in the Rail Industry. Here are some of the comments that were recorded: 

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The EU Keymark stands for consistent, proven safety. It ensures regular independent testing during production, so that every boot that comes off the line meets assured safety standards. No other safety footwear brand comes with the Keymark accreditation.

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Does your company provide appropriately fitting PPE for women? We asked women all over the engineering and construction sector to discuss what they think about the PPE provided to them, and how it could be improved.

Turns out, the industry still has a long way to go! Especially when it comes to safety footwear. 

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