Magnum Broadside 6.0 Safety Boot Improves South Lanarkshire Council Safety Footwear Supply
Magnum’s UK Safety Footwear Sales Manager Callum Kennedy was invited into the South Lanarkshire Council Roads & Transportation Services Division to discuss improving their safety footwear.
Iain - Divisional Construction Manager - comments, “Good quality footwear has always been of great importance to our workforce. Our previous boots were not SRC slip rated under EN ISO 20345: 2011 and this is now a mandatory requirement as part of a wider rollout of improved standards of PPE. We are looking to improve our overall PPE quality, offer better all-day comfort, guarantee waterproofing and improve slip resistance.”
Callum comments, “Listening to the needs of the wearers is the biggest benefit during our fact finding, educational and product features presentation. Straight away I was able to reduce the product selection down to two potential styles and was able to further expand on their key benefits. The Broadside 6 was agreed to be the boot in which the division decided to trial.”
The boot features a unique MICHELIN Mach 5 Outsole that has been specifically designed to improve slip resistance, durability, comfort, flexibility & support. The boots outsole conforms to HRO which has been tested and passed for heat resistance against 300°C on contact. This makes it ideal for working in close proximity to hot surfaces such as freshly laid Ashphalt. The boot features a waterproof & breathable membrane, Tectuff toe for improved durability and abrasion resistance and a compression moulded RECOIL midsole that absorbs impact and provides all-day support and comfort. To add it features a removable Ortholite impressions insole with slow recovery foam which delivers superior cushioning step after step. Tested and certified to European Standard EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 HI CI HRO WR SRC.
Following a very successful trial, Iain comments, “Within my local authority, an SRC rated sole has become a requirement, so that was an absolute must. The tread pattern on the Magnum Broadside boot appears to be unlike anything else on the market. Given the pedigree of Michelin tyre development, I believe the inclusion of a sole unit developed by them will offer significant benefits.
Our workforce is generally on their feet all day so comfort is of great importance. Comfort was an area where the Broadside boot scored well in our wearer trial. I would also note that the Broadside’s use of composite toecap and midsole protection makes the boots significantly lighter than traditional boots that use steel protection. Many of our workers spend time walking on hot asphalt road surfaces and in the past, we have experienced some issues with heat transfer through steel midsole protection. Composite protection eliminates this issue. PPE standards are very a important priority for our workforce and the improvements have been very well received”.
South Lanarkshire Council Roads & Transportation Services Division employs roughly 200 members of staff. Magnum Broadside 6.0 boots are amongst a wider rollout of improved PPE solutions and has resulted in a happier, healthier and safer workforce, very well received by all.
Iain comments, “The use of the Broadside boot has been a success story in terms of the quality of the product, improvements in comfort levels and protection for our workers. Given the level of product development which has gone into the design and technology features I believe they offer good value for money.”
Callum Kennedy comments, “Working with South Lanarkshire Council is another reason I love my job. Having spent the last 6 years in the PPE Sector and certified by the BSIF RSSS for the safe supply of PPE into the marketplace, it’s great to work with such forward thinking businesses that puts the wellbeing of its employees at the forefront of its operations. The first step in the right direction starts with a simple consultation to get a fundamental understanding of businesses processes, business environments and the challenges faced. Armed with this knowledge I am better able to support in product selection, training and implementation to ensure issue-free wear. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements further.”
UK Sales Manager – Safety Footwear