Staffordshire, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2015 -- Staffordshire safety footwear specialist, Gorilla Safety Footwear is asking those who work in hazardous working environments to share their slip, trip and fall experiences to help highlight health and safety areas in need of improvement, with the chance of winning £50 worth of safety footwear in the process.
Whether they are working in construction, civil engineering, manufacturing, warehousing or even retail, one of the most common workplace injuries involves slips, trips and falls, as well as injuries relating to dropping objects onto the feet and sole puncture injuries. According The Health and Safety Executive, falls, slips and trips account for over a third of all employee injuries across the United Kingdom. As well as suffering personal trauma, an estimated 1.9 million working days are lost each year as a result over 600 workers suffer an injury leading to them taking more than three days off work.
Staffordshire-based Gorilla Safety Footwear provides safety boots, safety shoes and safety trainers for all hazardous industries and working environments, and it sells a broad array of safety footwear online through it's online safety footwear store, www.gorillasafetyfootwear.co.uk. The company sells footwear ranging from simple steel toecap safety boots, to metal free safety trainers, shoes and boots, right through to a total protection safety boot that features the world's first internal metatarsal protection to exceed European S3 safety standards.
Gorilla Safety Footwear aims to highlight the risks from fall, slip and trip accidents by asking workers to submit their own experiences to the company's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorilla-Safety-Footwear/772087722804374) and LinkedIN business (https://www.linkedin.com/company/gorilla-safety-footwear) pages, providing a chance to win £50 worth of safety footwear vouchers to be redeemed through the company's online store. Whether you experienced an injury yourself or observed one, comment how it happened, how it was dealt with and how it could have been avoided. Gorilla Safety Footwear will select the best contribution before 15 September 2015.
In conjunction with this initiative, Gorilla Safety Footwear is also offering your publications pair of Tomcat TC3000A total protection safety boots, made by Rock Fall UK Ltd, for use as part of a competition or reader giveaway. See contacts in footer for details.
Gorilla Safety Footwear Director, Clive Astin commented: "Gorilla Safety Footwear involves itself with health and safety initiatives as much as possible and we hope that by encouraging people to share their experiences of fall, slip and trip experiences that we can help to drive down the unacceptably high figures for this type of accident". He added: "There's no excuse for employees not providing SRA or SRC slip resistant footwear to avoid slips and all workers should be protected against drop and puncture injuries. With safety footwear to suit quite literally all industry settings and all budgets, there's no excuse for putting workers at risk".
Gorilla Safety Footwear has also produced an easy to follow safety footwear guide to help those sourcing safety boots, safety shoes and safety trainers identify footwear made to the relevant European safety standards.
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For more information on safety boots, safety shoes and safety trainers, visit www.gorillasafetyfootwear.co.uk
A press pack containing images and logos can be downloaded here -
Free Safety Boot Giveaway
You can apply for a pair of Tomcat TC3000A total protection safety boots for use as part of a readers' competition or giveaway. The Rock Fall TC3000A is a stylish, total protection safety boot that features the world's first internal, composite metatarsal protection to exceed European S3 safety standards.
To apply for your boots please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 714 9878
About Gorilla Safety Footwear
Gorilla Safety Footwear is a partnership between Middle 8 Marketing Ltd and Nospario Creative Ltd. The company sells safety footwear designed and manufactured by Rock Fall (UK) Ltd, a company that leads in innovative safety footwear.
Gorilla Safety Footwear provides safety boots, safety shoes and safety trainers, with a product specifically suited to most types of industry, including specialist metal-free boots for electrical environments, boots for cold environments and the world's first boots to feature internal composite metatarsal protection that exceeds European S3 safety standards.
Gorilla Safety Footwear also supplies the world's first range of safety footwear designed especially for women's foot shapes and sizes.
Gorilla Safety Footwear
Anglesey Business Centre
Burton upon Trent
Tel: 01283 753109