Australian Pump Industries introduces a new line of safety footwear to their Aussie Safe Operator personal protection equipment range.
Designed for use with high pressure blasters up to 500 Bar (7,300 psi), Aussie Jet-Stop safety boots are professionally constructed for hard work in harsh environments, and meet a gap in the market for comfortable, practical footwear capable of withstanding accidental jetting from pressure cleaners.
Hamish Lorenz, Aussie Pumps High Pressure Safety Trainer explains that operators have been using steel toecaps gum boots that protect the toes but the high pressure water jets can slice open the rubber boot. Water sprayed under pressure penetrates flesh and can carry dangerous bacteria or poisons deep into the tissue resulting in life-threatening infections.
Though ultra high pressure protective footwear has been available for years, they can be cumbersome and difficult to walk in, making it impractical for operators of lower pressure machines that need mobility.
Aussie Jet-Stop safety boots are made from vulcanised rubber with the boots providing safe, waterproof comfort for the operator. For maximum user protection the boots come with steel toecaps and steel inserts in the sole to prevent puncturing by sharp objects.
Jet-Stop boots are also colour coded to identify the areas of protection. The black regions, covering the talus, the lower shin as well as the toes and heel are CE Certified for use with rotating water jet nozzle or flat angle nozzle sprays of up to 500 Bar.
Key features of Aussie Jet-Stop safety boots include excellent grip to reduce any risk of slipping; optional spikes fitted to prevent slippage in icy conditions; adjustable strap at upper calf level, easy to put on or take off; and designed to suit European sizes 42 through to 48, the equivalent of Aussie sizes 8 through to 13½.
Aussie Pumps offers a full range of personal safety equipment including jackets, trousers, overalls, aprons and gloves. All are rated for use with machines up to 500 Bar and designed for maximum operator comfort.