Aussie Pump’s new boot de­sign

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - News -

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.

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