Sunday, August 12, 2007

The good old days - 2 -

Wellington boots now come with a 24 page user's manual in accordance with the EU Directive for Personal Protective Equipment 89/696. The booklet is printed in 10 languages and gives advice on risk assessment, storage conditions, life expectancy, washing in a mild detergent, resistance to electricity, cold weather and oil, but not water. Users are advised to try each boot for fitting before use. Even the amount of energy absorbed by the heels is recorded. The manufacturers are required to test their boots twice a month at EU approved laboratories to ensure they comply with the standards. (Daily Telegraph 26/5/97)
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safety photos
Safety photos and a few safety jokes - Original jokes are copyright

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