Trainers??

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    My mate works for sky and says they are not allowed on ladders without boots as the heels will stop your foot slipping off the rungs and through the ladder
    I can't get on with working in boots as I can't run around on sloped roofs without the grip of my trainers
    anyone else or just me?
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    yeh sky are very health and safety and i suppose you can understand that...me i like my trainers...but they just died, the sole has come undone..ahhh but i also like my boots as they feel comfortable....but if i do conny walking which i am not supposed to do any more...trainers gave me the best grip...until you drip water on the bars and then:eek:

    i have as always only bought cheapncheerful trainers but i do need a good pair...generally boots are a winter thing and i actually like pumps as they are very cheapncheerful..i suppose whatever you feel comfortable in and doesnt get
    to pongey....:rolleyes:

    of course the grip thing in our job is important..i was wondering what those guys that walk around power washing roofs actually wear on thier feet...:eek:

    ouch that slip through and bang your shin on the rungs thing...done that a few times...musnt run!:)
     
  3. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    trainers for me too
     
  4. boarcity

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    a sky fellah chatted to me the other year banging on about how wrong it was me on a ladder not tied off. but then added he had jus returned to worked after 6 months off cos he fell and dislocated his shoulder on the way up his ladder !
    my opinion trainers are the best for our job,year round .
     
  5. daveyboy

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    How can we tie a ladder off..take a hilti gun on all jobs and ruin customers walls:oops:
     
  6. boarcity

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    health n safety has gone overboard with the Sky mob. theyve over-egged the omelette
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    I wear safety trainers. Basically trainers with steel toe caps. Really comfortable and light, but with a little bit of protection. Theone day I didn't wear them, I dropped the class 1 ladder on my big toe.:rolleyes:
     
  8. daveyboy

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    I like to be comfy
    Doing self assessment and putting in receipts for nike air max..lol
     
  9. Tuffers

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    I found trainers best for ladder work and also for walking on roofs. But they used to get soaked when you walked on grass in the colder months. I wear walking boot/trainers that are Goretex now.
     
  10. boarcity

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    mercury = great grip but lasts just a few weeks.adidas =good grip,usually get a year out of
     
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