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Safety footwear for harsh environments

Monzonite safety boot

Derbyshire-based Rock Fall offer wide range of styles designed for comfort, safety and durability

DERBYSHIRE-based safety footwear manufacturers Rock Fall offer a range of styles made to the EN ISO 20345:2011 standard and suitable for use in quarries. All the boots incorporate the usual Rock Fall design features that make them comfortable from the first wear and highly durable even in harsh environments.

These features include a FORCE10 solid nitrile rubber outsole, which is resistant to 300°C and has been independently tested by Intertek. It is said to have an abrasion resistance 86% higher than the European Standard, making it one of the most durable outsoles available on the market.

To balance weight and durability, Rock Fall use lightweight fibreglass toecaps and composite midsoles that offer the same protection as steel, whilst being much lighter. They also use a specially manufactured R-TEN thread which is highly abrasion resistant and is resistant to corrosives such as limestone, concrete and mild alkalis.

Rock Fall also include enhanced comfort footbeds, which are used by major sports brands in their running footwear. The safety boots are already widely specified within the UK, primarily in construction and utilities, and Rock Fall are keen to expand on this to improve occupational health and safety in the quarrying sector.

The company’s key products are: the Denver fully waterproof ankle boot; the Titanium fully waterproof high-leg boot with side zip; the Ebonite tough mid-cut boot; the Slate fully waterproof, wide-fitting boot with dual-footbed system for mixed terrain; the Texas fully waterproof rigger boot; the Monzonite fully waterproof high-leg internal metatarsal boot with side zip; and the Rhyolite fully waterproof internal metatarsal boot with side zip.

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