Aussie Pump’s new boot design
AUSTRALIAN Pump Industries (Aussie Pumps) has expanded its range of personal protection equipment to now include professionally designed boots that can be used in harsh environments.
The Aussie Jet-Stop boots are specifically designed for use with high pressure blasters of up to 500 Bar (7300 psi).
According to Aussie Pumps high pressuresafetytrainerHamishLorenz, there has been a gap in the market for comfortable, practical footwear capable of withstanding accidental jetting from pressure cleaners.
“Operators have been using steel toe-caps gum boots until now.
“Toes are protected however the high pressure water jets can slice open a rubber boot.
“Water sprayed under pressure penetrates flesh and can carry dangerous bacteria or poisons.
“This can result in horrible infections leading to amputation or even death,” Mr Lorenz said.
He added that high pressure, protective footwear has been available for a number of years however it can be cumbersome and difficult to walk in, and it is impractical for operators of lower pressure machines that need mobility.
The new Aussie Jet-Stop boots are made from vulcanised rubber, 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.
The boots are color coded to identify the areas of protection – the black region covers the talus, the lower shin, toes and heals.
They are also CE certified as suitable for use with rotating water jet nozzle or flat angle nozzle sprays of up to 500 Bar.
The soles of the boots are designed for excellent grip to reduce the risk of slipping, particularly in icy conditions.
The boots can also be fitted with spikes and have an adjustable strap to ensure ease of taking on and off.
Aussie Pumps offers a full range of personal safety equipment including jackets, trousers, overalls, aprons and gloves.
For more information visit www. aussiepumps.com.au.
FOOT PROTECTION: The new safety boot is specifically designed for use with high pressure cleaners up to 500 Bar.