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What are Ice Cleats Used For? Exploring the Workplace Applications of Ice Traction Devices

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January 1, 2024 in Health & Safety

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Navigating the winter wonderland can be a treacherous task, especially for those who brave the elements for outdoor work. Every step becomes a potential hazard on slippery surfaces and frozen worksites. However, fear not, as Ice cleats, also known as ice grips or ice traction devices, are here to provide the traction needed for a confident stride in even the harshest winter conditions.

Workplace Use Cases for Ice Traction Devices

Construction Sites:

Construction sites are bustling hubs where safety is paramount. Winter introduces additional hazards, from slippery scaffolding to icy mud and snow. Ice traction devices are a game-changer in these dynamic work settings.

Considerations for Construction:

Durability: Choose ice cleats built to withstand the rigors of construction work, resistant to corrosion, and exposure to construction materials.

  • Comfort: Opt for devices made of soft, malleable materials to ensure comfort during long shifts.
  • Surfaces: Select ice grips providing traction on various surfaces commonly found on construction sites.
  • Spark Hazard: Ensure devices are third-party tested to avoid sparks in high-risk environments.
  • Temperatures: Consider materials that endure extremely cold conditions, remaining functional and flexible.

Delivery Drivers & Postal Workers:

Delivery drivers and postal workers, the unsung heroes of winter, face extreme weather conditions daily. Ice cleats offer the traction necessary to protect these essential workers from the dangers of slipping and falling.

  • Considerations for Delivery Service:
  • Ease of Use: Look for slip-on designs with fasteners for smooth transitions between walking, driving, and deliveries.
  • Comfort: Prioritize lightweight traction devices with padding for comfort during long shifts.
  • Proper Fit: Ensure compatibility and adjustable straps for a secure fit, especially when shared between users.
  • Surfaces: Select ice grips offering reliable traction on sidewalks, driveways, roads, and steps.
  • Durability: Opt for cleats made from durable and flexible materials suitable for extreme winter temperatures.

Surface Mining and the Oil & Gas Industry:

Known for demanding conditions, surface mining, and the oil & gas industry can be perilous. Ice cleats enhance safety and productivity in these critical sectors.

Considerations for Surface Mining and Oil & Gas:

  • Durability: Choose ice grips constructed from durable materials capable of withstanding abrasive surfaces and extreme temperatures.
  • Spark Hazard: Only use cleats that undergo rigorous 3rd-party testing to ensure no ignition hazard.
  • Comfort: Prioritize comfort to reduce fatigue over extended periods of use.
  • Surfaces: Select ice cleats that provide reliable traction on various surfaces encountered in these industries.
  • Proper Fit: Ensure adjustable straps for compatibility with different types of footwear, including steel-toed boots.

Tread Confidently This Winter With ICETRED™

Don’t let icy conditions jeopardize your safety this winter. ICETRED™ ice traction devices have proven their worth in various workplaces, from construction sites to delivery services. Made from durable natural rubber with tungsten carbide spikes, they offer maximum traction on ice and snow, as well as smooth transitions onto other surfaces.

These versatile cleats are comfortable for all-day wear, even in the harshest conditions. Third-party tested for spark hazards in gas groups A-D, ICETRED™ ensures safety in high-risk environments.

Don’t let winter’s icy grip hold you back. Dentec Safety’s ICETRED™ Ice Traction Devices are the key to conquering the cold, ensuring you stay on your feet and in control, no matter the job.

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