The holiday period has wrapped up for another year and iconic Australian footwear brand, Blundstone, is helping Australia’s tradies start the new year with health and safety top of mind. With many tradies operating in hazardous conditions where risks to their health are part of the everyday environment, the importance of safety as they return to work should again be at the forefront.
According to a report released by Safe Work Australia, the total economic cost of work-related injury in Australia is estimated to be AUD $61.8 billion a year. All businesses, no matter what their size across the industry, should be proactively looking at best practices and processes to reduce injuries and make the workplace a safer environment.
Since 1870, Blundstone has made the toughest, no nonsense footwear people can depend on when they’re on the job. One of the world’s most recognisable boot brands, Blundstone is the original, reliable and fit for purpose work boot that provides protection across a variety of trades, including construction, landscaping, electrical trades and fitting and turning, to name just a few.
Packed with a range of comfort and safety features including TPU bump caps and thermal regulating linings, Blundstone’s work boots strive to improve overall user comfort and capability. With decades of technology innovation, premium design and quality, the brand is commited to providing products that help tradies on the toughest of jobs, especially when on their feet all day.
Adam Blake, Blundstone Global Head of Brand, Design and Consumer Engagement, believes the Work and Safety Boot range will remain a cornerstone of the business. “Our ongoing commitment to Australia’s workforce is harnessed through our work and safety range as we continue to dedicate research and development that enables constant improvement in comfort, protection, and performance. Not to mention a great fit and value to match,” says Adam. “Our boots will work overtime and continue to serve tradies well with features such as water and electrical hazard resistance, and a quick pull on, kick off appeal. Great for tradies who are having to do this all day with their boots.”
While Blundstone is known for its well- loved elastic-sided boots worldwide, their extensive Work & Safety range continues to push the boundaries and provide an array of functional styles including gumboots, lace-up safety footwear for men and women, and heavy-industrial footwear.
The Blundstone safety work boot styles are built with features that provide ultimate protection against impact and penetration, plus resistance to cuts, chemicals, heat, electrical hazards, rolling forces, and other foreign stimuli.
The #172, #990, #991 and #992 styles are part of the Work and Safety Series, which have total foot safety and Blundstone comfort.
Blundstone #172, #990, #991 and #992 safety boots comply with AS 2210.3:2019 and ASTM F213-18 standards. All styles are available via select stores throughout Australia and backed by a 30-day comfort and six-month manufacturing guarantee.
For further information, please visit www.blundstone.com.au/work-boots