Manufacturing & Heavy-Duty Accident Prevention

From food production and plant operators to bakers and warehouse operatives, protect your entire workforce from workplace slips and falls with our highly slip-resistant, safety and occupational range of stylish and comfortable SFC footwear.

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Over 7,000 Manufacturing and Heavy-Duty Workers Are Injured At Work Every Year

Manufacturers and heavy-duty staff are likely to know the risks within their job. According to, over 7,000 injuries relating to slips, trips and falls occur in the manufacturing and heavy-duty industry each year. There was an average of more than 3,100 reports of major injuries and about 4,100 reports of injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more.

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There are a variety of risks involved in working within the manufacturing and heavy-duty industry. The most common injuries are:

Slip, trips and fall accidents

Cuts from broken glass and shards of metal

Accidents involving machinery and equipment

Falling objects and more.

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There are a few reasons why such injuries take place within the manufacturing and heavy-duty industry such as: 

  • Employees are often on their feet for long periods of time, which can lead to fatigue or musculoskeletal disorders
  • Wearing ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear 
  • Working in an environment with slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Working with heavy machinery or equipment 
  • Not following safety procedures or protocols, and more.

It is important that employers in the manufacturing and heavy-duty industries take steps to minimise the risks and ensure that staff are properly protected. Some of the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of foot injuries include:

Providing staff with well-fitting, comfortable, slip-resistant and appropriate footwear

Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

Ensuring that workstations and work areas are designed and laid out in a way that minimises the risk of injury

Providing staff with proper training in safety procedures and protocols

Conducting regular risk assessments and audits

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Workplace Injuries Impact Profitability

Injuries in the workplace are not only extremely painful for the individual, but they can also be quite costly for the company. Additional direct and indirect costs may include: 

  • The cost of workplace injuries can range from the cost of medical treatment to 
  • The loss of productivity while an employee is recovering, to 
  • Potential lawsuit costs if the injury is severe enough.


From food production and plant operators to bakers and warehouse operatives, mitigation of risk and accident prevention are the leading methods for avoiding these costs, improving safety, comfort and profitability.

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