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Making a difference in the community is extremely important to V12. We take every possible opportunity to help and support those in need and reward worthy causes with our energy, support and time, because we're not just about boots - we're about people too. Here are some of the examples of the charity work we do and the people it helps. 

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At V12, the continual improvement of our ethical trading standards and business practices is incredibly important to us. Providing our wearers with outstanding safety footwear isn’t enough – we want to provide them with the peace of mind that their products have been made responsibly, efficiently and with respect for people and planet at the fore. 

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QUALITY AT EVERY STAGE OF THE PROCESS 

At V12, we believe that giving our wearers safe, reliable foot protection means guaranteeing high standards at every stage of production. It’s only through our relentless drive for quality that our wearers get complete peace of mind from wearing a V12 boot. You can trust in the strength of our footwear, because its quality, compliance and performance has[...]

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During this very unprecedented time, V12 Footwear has found it very hard to sit back and do nothing to help. With over 20 years in the safety footwear industry and a portfolio of cutting edge products and award winning innovations, V12 have teamed up with Toffeln, a long established company who have dedicated their lives to enhancing foot well-being and helping healthcare professionals to enjoy[...]

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Since April 2018 the European Commission published a new PPE legislation EU 2016/425. This regulation requires distributors, importers & manufacturers of PPE to all hold a shared responsibility in ensuring compliance with safety & quality standards.

All distributors must now verify that all PPE they stock carries the correct markings, including the CE mark, before placing it on the market. They[...]

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It's great to see this month's SATRA Bulletin featuring our company profile and covering a number of innovations and accreditations we have been working on throughout 2017, with particular focus on the Keymark scheme. We are very proud to be the first safety footwear manufacturer to have been awarded the Keymark certificate.

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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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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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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. 

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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? 

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