Mongrel Safety Work Boots are made to Australian Standard AS/NZS 2210.3.2009 Class1* and are a basic safety boot marked category SB. The boots are certified by TUV Rhineland Australia P/L,www.tuv.com. Mongrel Safety Boots are suitable for general industrial and agricultural use. The boots will feature either a TPU/PU sole or a Nitrile Rubber PU sole which have specific usage conditions. The sole type appears on the boots and on the inner tag.
The maximum temperature in which TPU/PU soles can be used – intermittent contact up to 130°c and continuous contact up to 110°c. Chemical contact – avoid use with strong acids and alkalis >10% concentrations such as hydrochloric and sulphuric acids and caustic soda. The soles are oil resistant.
For Nitrile Rubber/PU soles – the maximum temperature for usage range is up to 300°c. The sole is acid, oil and heat resistant.
Comfort and safety
It is essential that the boots are properly fitted for maximum comfort and safety. Of special importance is to allow room under the cap for your toes to move. Your toes should not come into contact with any part of the toe cap. You should allow around 5mm between your toes and the back of the cap. Your heel should fit neatly into the back of the boot so that when walking, your boots do not move up and down on your heel. The boot should fit comfortably around your foot.
The boots have a removable inner sole. For safety certification all testing is carried out with the inner sole in place and the boot should only be used with the inner sole in place for maximum safety – in particular shock absorption. Should the innersole need to be replaced it is important to purchase one of a similar standard. Replacement innersoles can be purchased from sales outlets carrying the Mongrel Boots range.
Maximizing the life of your Mongrel boots
The life of your boots is related to the working conditions to which they are exposed, frequency of use and the care you give them. For tips on how to best care for your Mongrels.
- TPU/PU ToughSider sole
- ZipSider style
- AirZone comfort system
- OrthoTec PU innersole
- Fully lined
- Padded tongue and collar
- Steel toe-cap
- Type 1 AS/NZS 2210.3.2009 class 1