Cut protection boots - well protected during forestry work
Cut protection boots are among the most important pieces of equipment for forestry workers. They prevent injuries caused by the chainsaw and offer you optimum surefootedness even on difficult terrain, for example thanks to the midsole. You can choose from many high-quality cut protection boots for working in the forest.
Cut protection boots - indispensable when working with the chainsaw
A chainsaw is an excellent tool for cutting down trees in a matter of minutes. However, the high force it unleashes also poses risks for accidents. Therefore, you should protect yourself accordingly in order to be able to perform the work in the forest safely. In addition to cut-protection pants and jackets with appropriate protection, cut-protection boots play a special role. Due to the position you assume when working with the chainsaw, your feet are particularly at risk. Therefore, these products have a double protection: on the one hand, they are made of very robust materials that can withstand even the sharp teeth of the chainsaw and a certain chain speed. On the other hand, the cut protection is reinforced by toe caps made of aluminum or steel.
There are the following cut protection classes:
- Protection class 1 (equals 20 m/s chain speed)
- Protection class 2 (equals to 24 m/s chain speed)
- Protection class 3 (equals 28 m/s chain speed)
- Protection class 4 (equals 32 m/s chain speed)
The cut protection of a forestry boot is specified in cut protection classes, which follow the DIN standard. The cut protection boots of the Haix brand, for example, meet the criteria of DIN 20345. In addition to Haix, the cut protection boots from Pfanner are also highly recommended.
A higher safety class offers greater cut protection. However, compared to the next lower class, this goes hand in hand with lower wearing comfort, because it tends to weigh more. A heavier weight, in turn, will cause you to tire more quickly. Steel toecaps tend to be installed more often in the forestry boots of higher safety classes. The cut protection of these shoes comes from the specially incorporated protective fibers.
In the event of contact with the chain, these hook into the saw teeth and bring the tool to an immediate halt. In addition to cut protection, these products often have other protective features - for example, a toe cap, a puncture-resistant sole and a reinforced heel area. The toe cap of forestry boots effectively protects your foot from falling branches, and the puncture-resistant sole can save you from a nail or other sharp object in your foot. Thus, the cut protection shoes comply with the S3 safety class. The shoes also increase your surefootedness with a high-grip, high-profile sole. A similar effect has the reinforced heel area of the cut protection boots, which provides optimal grip on uneven terrain.
Occupational safety in forestry - the development of safety precautions.
Workers are exposed to special hazards when working in the forest. The heavy branches can cause painful injuries if they fall on a worker. For this reason, special safety precautions have a particularly long tradition in this trade. On the one hand, this concerns special rules of conduct when working in the forest. These prevent workers from being in the areas at risk.
On the other hand, cutting protection shoes with steel toecaps and protective clothing made of leather were used here at a very early stage. This quickly gave rise to durable, resistant and adaptable as well as oil-resistant leather boots. These are very comfortable to wear because leather boots are breathable and also water-repellent. As long as manual labor prevailed in the forest, these pieces of equipment could guarantee a high level of safety. However, a major change came with the use of the first chainsaws, which appeared in the 1920s. Since the previous protective clothing offered little resistance to this equipment, it was necessary to develop new cut protection footwear. Therefore, a short time later, special fibers were developed that were also used for cut protection boots.
Your supplier for high quality cut protection boots
GenXtreme is a specialist in workwear and protective equipment. The range includes, among other things, cut protection boots for forest workers in many different designs. You can choose from the products of leading manufacturers. These are high-quality branded products that stand out for their quality and safety. Thanks to products with different cut protection classes, you will find the right equipment for every task. Finally, there is a wide selection of different colors and designs.
GenXtreme also offers you an excellent service. You can easily buy the cut protection boots at a specialty store near you. You will receive competent and personal advice. There is also an online store available for you. This way, you can choose your protective equipment at your leisure at home. Of course, you can also inform yourself on the Internet first and then try on the boots on site. If necessary, our competent customer service will be happy to help you.