The Cleats To Use This Winter

Winter is here again. More snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures are here. These are the realities of living and working in one of the coldest countries in the world. With it comes the risk of dangerous slips and falls, which can lead to injury, lost time, and even death.

According to WCB falls remain one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities in Canada. To prevent injuries from slips and falls this winter, it’s a good idea to consider getting some reliable cleats to increase traction on the ice and snow.

Choose Cleats for Industrial Applications

Most of the cleats available today can be attached directly to any size work boot. But not every ice cleat is made the same, or for the same purpose. While any cleats are better than no cleats, the cleats you choose for work should be able to withstand the rigors of your job site.

One of the advantages of Rip’s Cleats is they conveniently rotate to the top of your work boot when getting in and out of vehicles or entering structures, where cleats could damage floors or cause you to lose your footing.

Rip’s Cleats Clever Design

Rip’s Cleats are Canadian made and designed to dig into ice and snow to maintain safe traction on both flat and sloping terrain. Rip’s Cleats are made largely for use in industrial environments and have received good response from electricians, equipment operators, miners, construction workers, and those employed in the oil and gas industry.

Rip’s Cleats not only keep you safe; they are easy to use and available in a range of sizes that fit most men and women’s footwear and are designed for use in different working environments where other factors must be considered.

  • Sharp: These cleats have aggressive sharp tips that are useful in any condition.
  • Blunt: Perfect for electrical and building contractors. The blunt cleats have flat tips that significantly reduces the chances of electrical cord piercing and the dimpling of wood floors and surfaces.
  • Cermac: Spark resistant and rounded tips. Cermac cleats are aggressively sharp for icy conditions, but not sticky sharp. Spark resistance makes them a great choice for the oil and gas industry.

Be safe this winter. It could be a cold, icy one.

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