If at work you need footwear to protect you from heat and that does not leave shoe prints on the asphalt, then I recommend that you choose a pair of safety shoes for asphalt works.
In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about safety footwear for asphalt works, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!
In what cases should safety shoes for asphalt works be used?
- If you work on hot surfaces, like asphalt
- If you do pavement works and you don’t want to leave prints
This second point is interesting: indeed, these shoes are not only used in asphalt works, but by many workers of several types, for instance for pavement or roof covering work.
It is for these reasons that safety shoes for asphalt work have been invented.
How does a safety footwear for asphalt works look like?
Practically they have all the properties of regular safety shoes, but the sole is totally flat (so it doesn’t leave shoe prints) and is resistant to contact heat (that’s why it is marked “HRO”, which means “Heat Resistant Outsole”). Clearly the main advantage of this sole is that it does not melt easily, but many find it handy for other applications too, mostly in those works where you need a flat sole.
What standards do safety footwear for asphalt works comply with?
Normally they follow the general standard for safety shoes, that is the 20345.
This kind of safety footwear is described by the norm 20345 = footwear equipped with toecaps, which protects the wearer from impacts and crushing, with resistance to energies up to 200J and to pressure loads of at least 15kN.
Almost all steel toe shoes for asphalt works are made of leather, because that is the material with the highest resistance to splashes of chemical substances such as asphalt, which is really hot.
What additional properties can they have?
Safety shoes for asphalt works can also have additional properties (mostly required in specific sectors), along with the corresponding marking. The most frequent ones are:
- HI = “Heat Insulation” (in the outsole)
What models of safety shoes for asphalt works should I choose?
These tips should help you to find the perfect model of safety footwear for asphalt works for your needs.
As soon as you choose your perfect pair of safety shoes, you will be better protected and you will live a better working experience.
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