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Foot Protection Equipment Maintenance

Foot protection equipment is essential to protect workers from hazards such as falling objects, sharp objects, and electrical hazards. However, it's essential to ensure that the equipment is well-maintained and in good condition to be effective. Here are some key points to consider regarding foot protection equipment maintenance:

  1. Inspection: Employers should inspect foot protection equipment regularly to ensure that it is in good working condition. This includes checking for signs of wear and tear, such as holes or cracks, and ensuring that the equipment fits properly.
  2. Cleaning: Foot protection equipment should be cleaned regularly using mild soap and water or a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Workers should avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, which can damage the equipment.
  3. Replacement: Employers should replace foot protection equipment that is damaged, worn out, or no longer effective. This includes replacing soles or heels that are worn down, or boots or shoes that are no longer water-resistant or electrical-resistant.
  4. Storage: Foot protection equipment should be stored in a clean, dry location when not in use, such as a designated storage cabinet or container. This will protect the equipment from dust, dirt, and moisture, which can affect its effectiveness.
  5. Training: Workers should receive training on how to properly use and maintain their foot protection equipment. This includes proper fitting of boots or shoes, and how to perform self-checks to ensure that the equipment is working correctly.

By ensuring that foot protection equipment is well-maintained and in good condition, workers can have confidence that their PPE will effectively protect them from foot hazards. Remember, foot protection equipment is only effective if it is used correctly and is part of a comprehensive foot protection program.


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