Safety boot for a medical condition

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Mikejames161
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Safety boot for a medical condition

Post by Mikejames161 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi all

After some advice. I have a member of staff who has had his big toe fused so cannot bend it anymore. Wearing his standard steel toe cap boots is causing him pain so I am looking into boots which will help with his pain. Any suggestions?

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Re: Safety boot for a medical condition

Post by Essex » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Can you assess the boots out? Are they actually required? Is there a risk to toe injury?

I have been wearing steel toe caps for 20 years and never known a case in which they have stopped an injury.
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Re: Safety boot for a medical condition

Post by ddlh » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:07 pm

Completely agree that elimination of the need for safety boots is the first option. But if the risk assessment requires them then the operator must comply.

Do you have an Occupational Health support resource you could speak to?
Failing that get your PPE supplier in to see if he has anything that may be suitable. This may be rather costly compared to your usual supply but if you cannot find an agreeable solution then you could be open to a complaint to an employment tribunal
If you think safety is a pain, try a leg fracture.

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