Aussie Pumps’ new safety boots in high vis yellow

Australian Pump Industries announces the release of their 500 bar (7,300
psi) safety boots in a new high vis yellow colour. Previously available in a
sombre blue shade, the safety boots in high vis colour are expected to deliver OH&S
advantages.

Marketed under the Aussie Jet-Stop brand name, these safety boots are part
of Aussie Pumps’ ‘safe operator program’. The company is a leading member of
the pressure cleaning manufacturing industry and exports its products all
around the world.

Aussie Pumps’ Chief Engineer, John Hales says that their safety boots are essential for pressure cleaning
applications where pressures over 300 bar are applied.

In many areas, including Government and heavy industry environments,
pressure cleaning is carried out with the operators wearing only steel capped
boots. According to Hales, a 300 bar pressure cleaner jet can badly damage a
steel cap boot. Water sprayed under pressure penetrates flesh and can carry
dangerous bacteria or poisons deep into the tissue, resulting in horrible
infections.

Most high pressure protective footwear models are cumbersome and
difficult to walk in, making them impractical for operators of lower pressure
machines that need mobility and comfort.

The Aussie Jet-Stop safety boots provide comfortable and practical foot
protection, and can withstand an accidental jet from pressure cleaners up to
500 bar.

Key features of the new Aussie hi-vis yellow Jet-Stop safety boots include
vulcanised rubber construction; safe waterproof comfort; steel toe caps and
steel inserts in the soles preventing puncture by sharp objects for maximum
user protection; colour coding identifying the areas of protection; CE
certification for black regions covering the talus, lower shin as well as toes
and heel; adjustable strap at upper calf level allowing ease of wearing and
taking off; and availability in European sizes of 42 to 48, the equivalent of
Aussie sizes 8 through to 13_.

The boots are suitable for use with rotating water jet nozzles or flat
angle nozzle sprays of up to 500 bar pressure. The soles of the boots are
designed for excellent grip to reduce any risk of slipping. For safety in icy
conditions where there is extreme danger of slipping, the boots can be fitted
with spikes.

As Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of high pressure water
blasting equipment, Aussie Pumps also offers a full range of personal safety
equipment including jackets, trousers, overalls, aprons and gloves. 

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