Yet again I have dropped something onto my feet
while wearing safety wellingtons with steel toecaps.
And once again it has missed the steel bit and hit just
a fraction back on the soft bendy section just by the big toe.
It was a a piece of wood we use to stop the lawnmower moving
on the truck, 3" by 4" and 3 ft long, not really that heavy, but
the end has a section cut out of it for some reason ? ... making it
look like a snakes tongue, and yes it was this end that hit my foot.
It is no big deal, just a bit bruised, but it didn't stop me working
My point though is this, in the past I used to wear trainers at work,
and during those years I never hurt my feet. I was well aware of the
dangers at all times and took precautions to keep my feet out of the
danger zones, also if I did drop something I knew I had to shift them
pretty quickly, and was able to do this with light footwear on.
I am not advocating that everyone stops wearing safety boots, but
sometimes I think I get complacent when I am wearing them and assume
that my feet are protected..... which from past experience is certainly not the case.
Do they make chainmail socks ???
I know what you mean John, when i've managed to dropped stuff on my feet it lands in the soft zone behind the steel, bloody annoying, most painful was a fork sliding out the van landing with one tine on the top of my foot half an inch away from the steel! Not funny !!