Important news for field trips

Members need to be aware of a change to requirements for footwear used on field trips at quarries:

Rigger boots wellies are no longer allowed in quarries.

The new safety requirement for lace up boots in quarries is:
1. High ankle support with the laces set above ankle height
2. Steel toe caps not permitted, we now have to use composite toe caps (if the steel gets crushed it stays crushed on the foot, the Kevlar doesn’t, apparently).

All members are strongly suggested to get a pair of boots that meet this requirement, for example:

http://www.safetybootsuk.co.uk/safety-boots/composite-non-metallic/Amblers-FS009C-S3-Boot-With-Composite-Toe-Caps-and-Midsole-p-91434.html

 

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