In March 2016, the European Commission published a new PPE legislation EU 2016/425, which will come into force in April 2018, replacing directive 89/686/EEC. Now well over half way through the transition period, let's find out what the new PPE legislation requires from distributors; and the changes they should be making now to meet the deadline.
SRC is currently the best known rating for slip resistance. It requires passing both the SRA and SRB test - which are carried out on a testing rig under laboratory conditions. The HSL 'GRIP' test goes beyond this by taking the human gait cycle into account. But how is the slip test carried out and what are the benefits?
We take quality very seriously here at V12 Footwear. This is why we have recently become a member of the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme. Read on to find out more about what this means for V12 Footwear products.
The most common accident in the workplace is slips trips and falls, with an average of 156,000 such reported injuries occuring in 2016. Everyone knows that their safety footwear has to provide good slip resistance for this very reason, but what many people don't realise is that the best sole for one environment might not be up to the job in another.
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Here at V12 Footwear we test our products to the absolute extreme. Only when they’ve survived over 50 tests do we send prototypes to our wearers to get their final feedback. This rigorous testing process offers our wearers utter confidence in our footwear and gives us pride in our products.
Is SRC the best slip rating for the work place?
The key part of this question is ‘best for the work place’. SRC is currently the top rating for slip resistance under the EN ISO 20345:2011 standard and requires passing both the SRA and SRB test for it to achieve the rating. These tests are carried out on a testing rig under laboratory conditions using two specified surfaces: SRA uses a ceramic[...]
Earlier this month we received this unsolicited comment from one of our wearers.
HSL expert Rob Shaw and the importance of wearer trials.
This month we’re pleased to present this short video featuring Rob Shaw from the Health & Safety Laboratory. He joined us recently for a meeting of minds held for users and choosers of safety footwear.