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    Hello just wondering what the requirments were regarding Safety shoes on ship , At the moment i wear rigger boots in Workshop . although i do have a pair of safety shoes they are very Uncomfortable they are a size 13 but the riggers are a 14 and much more comfy. Will riggers be acceptable on ship or do i need to start searching for some bigger safety boots
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  • #2
    Re: Safety Shoes on ship

    Company issue rigging boots on our vessels.... so much easier than shoes as you can slip them on and off easily..... especially important for deckies in and out of accommodation spaces etc.

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    • #3
      Re: Safety Shoes on ship

      beef,
      I haven' t seen someone wear safety shoes on a ship for ages, generally when PPE is required it's riggers or normal lace up boots.
      Some oil companies with far too many overpaid people with too much time on their hands and who have gone on a self justification exercise have banned rigger boots due to them thinking they don't give you enough ankle support. It's basically nonsense, but just be aware that some companies do have a policy for such things.
      Personally I prefer lace up boots - riggers are no good if you have to run somewhere particularly fast!

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      • #4
        Re: Safety Shoes on ship

        Bearing in mind shoes do not support the ankle ergo boots (lace up) win
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        • #5
          Re: Safety Shoes on ship

          In regards to ankle protection my safety shoes provide no ankle support
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          • #6
            Re: Safety Shoes on ship

            I got my safety shoes from the Miller Rayner shop, cheap and comfortable.

            http://www.miller-rayner.co.uk/officers ... +%26+boots
            Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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            • #7
              Re: Safety Shoes on ship

              got a pair of the chukka's were uncomfortable so took them back and didnt do a 14 so couldnt get another pair so unfortunatly i ended up with the riggers
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              • #8
                Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                what large feet you have, mine got comfortable after a few days wear
                Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                • #9
                  Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                  I bought a pair of DeWalt Maxi 2 boots a few years back, most comfortable boots I have ever had.

                  They were about ?45 but I am sure they will be cheaper now, well worth the price.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                    do you have any more recommendations for websites or models of safety boots? I'm looking at buying a pair soon.. first for work experience I'm trying to get on and then for the engine cadetship I'm applying for.

                    as a cadet would I get shouted at for having boots that stand out too much? pea green would be my colour of choice, if I can find it and if you guys tell me it's socially acceptable.

                    I am most concerned about comfort though. I like long distance running and don't want to get plantar fasciitis ever again. value also important.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                      I got mine from a local safety wear store for a good ten quid cheaper, benefit being you can bargain in these stores. However, Screwfix are very good for safety wear.

                      http://www.screwfix.com/c/safety-workwe ... /cat850368

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                      • #12
                        Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                        ok good, seems like I don't have to think so much. I'll see what I can find in my town and just buy whatever seems good and comfortable..

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                        • #13
                          Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                          Was told by friend of mine(currently an engineering officer) The best bet was a pair of military boots offer less saftey than specialised safety boots but are a lot more comfortable for wearing all day. He did add he still used his riggers for some jobs though.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                            As long as you've got steel toe-caps then most companies don't actually care what you wear and from what i've seen most folks just seem to "inherit" the boots that are left behind.

                            The only thing most oil companies will kick up a fuss about are flip-flops. Oil majors tend not to like them and you can get an "observation" during a vetting inspection if they spot them...
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                            • #15
                              Re: Safety Shoes on ship

                              I tend not to like flip-flops too, in any situation. Same with sandals.

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