World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on the 28th of April 2021. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has demarcated this day to create awareness around the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

In the lead-up to World Day for Safety and Health at Work, it is an opportunity to conduct or revise your workplace’s thorough risk assessment to determine the required personal protective equipment (PPE). To ensure the safety of your workers, while carrying out their daily tasks, PPE should be assessed together with the soundness of your engineering and work practice.

A vital component of your worker’s PPE is safety footwear. Bata Industrials cast beyond borders in the development of safety footwear. Construction of safety footwear with only first-class natural materials, plastics, rubber-types and yarns.

Bata Industrials is a specialized division of the world’s largest shoe manufacturer and retailer, Bata, all about technology and innovation in providing optimum safety, health, comfort & durability for the wearer without compromising on appearance.

The latest innovation is the signature and patented Boa Closure System – an invention that has said good-bye to the traditional shoelace and the inherent risks that come with it, ushering in a new era of support and safety. You no longer need to imagine a guaranteed perfect fit and a day-long ‘firm footing for your valued employees. A new reality within easy reach and at an affordable cost point.

Slips, trips and falls account for more than 30% of injuries within the workplace and include office injuries. Shoelaces have been a major contributor to workplace hazards as they increase the risk of trips and falls when untied. Along with this, shoelaces increase the risk of getting trapped or caught in machinery. Workplaces in countries like the UK have seriously discussed prohibiting shoelaces in industrial settings to reduce injuries.

The Boa Closure System provides support and comfort by holding the foot in place in the shoe. Strong foot support keeps the foot secure in the footwear and will even safeguard against sprains as the foot can’t move and twist within the shoe. This would not be the case with loosely tied shoelaces.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), are another frequent injury, affecting the soft tissues of the body like muscles, tendons and joints. Spreading pressure over a larger surface area of the foot, through the Tunnelsystem® innovation by Bata Industrials, can prevent fatigue and concentration loss and reduce accidents.

Optimally supporting the natural motion of the foot through footwear technology can save energy and increase comfort. The Easy Rolling System® of Bata Industrials is made of light materials and gives much-needed sole flexibility.

Ensuring that the safety footwear that you purchase for your employees is SATRA certified guarantees the highest-quality product. As the world’s most prominent centre for research and technology, strict adherence to the SATRA procedures leads to footwear with the highest level of innovation and quality control on every pair of shoes produced.


Safety in the workplace starts from the feet up.

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