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Why you will need work boots whilst working at your salon

Since the Covid pandemic the country seems to have gone a bit health and safety mad. With children not being allowed to run in the play ground to the extreme lockdowns it seems that health and safety comes first and common sense second. It is now being discussed to bring in safety shoes for all workers no matter what their occupation. Yes this includes working in a salon also. The argument is that what if a scissors falls and lands on your toe? We are not even sure if this has ever even happened however this is the argument being put forth in order to bring in more stringent safety measures.

All salon workers might now be forced to wear a pair of S1 safety shoes or boots. These shoes would be steel toe or composite toe to meet safety standards. And whilst this might seem a bit ridiculous to many it is not the end of the world. You can pick up a pair of safety shoes for about €50 from www.workbootsireland.ie. Or more accurately this should probably being your work place if they are the one enforcing such measures.

To be fair to most of the employers it is the insurance companies that are calling for such measures. If the employers want to get the insurance costs down then have must adhere to such regulations or else they will face paying a higher premium on their insurance.

The good news is that work shoes are more fashionable than they used to be and you can get all types of shoes that will adhere to S1 standards. Safety trainers and boots are available that look just like a normal pair of runners or trainers. Years ago you would need to be wearing a big pair of steel toe boots to get such standards so there is more fashionable options available these days!