Rock Fall's Revolutionary Metatarsal Protective Footwear Range Shines at BSIF Product Innovation Awards

Details Rock Fall UK’s recent award of Finalist for their metatarsal protective footwear range in the BDIF product innovation awards

Derby, United Kingdom, June 19, 2010 --( Rock Fall UK Ltd recently received a glowing health and safety industry endorsement for its innovative Tomcat range of metatarsal total protection footwear, having made it through as a finalist in the BSIF Product Innovation Awards at this year’s Safety and Health Expo.

A revered panel, made up of influential figures from leading publishing, trade and industry organisations selected Rock Fall’s entry, having vigorously judged the boots against criteria including: unique concept, design and performance and technology new to the health and safety industry. The awards, organised by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the leading trade body within the safety industry, are held to help raise the standards of health and safety by recognising excellence in customer service, product innovation and improvement in occupational health and safety.

Staged every May at Birmingham’s NEC, Safety and Health Expo is by far Europe’s largest annual event of its kind, attracting over 19,000 industry professionals who come to visit nearly 300 trade stands, one of which Rock Fall UK proudly occupied. As well as showing their Tomcat range and accompanying Product Innovation Awards Finalist certificate, visitors could also see Rock Fall’s extensive range of complete safety work wear and accessories.

Expressing delight in his company’s achievement, Rock Fall’s Managing Director, Stephen Noon commented: “We’ve spent over two years developing our Tomcat metatarsal footwear range. We’re thrilled to receive this award, which to us is a real vote of confidence from the industry that we’ve done a good job, producing a stylish range of boots that protect the wearer’s entire foot,”

The range is the very first to exceed S3 European Safety Standards. The main design feature is a patented, integral metatarsal protector: a lightweight, flexible inner plate that protects the wearer’s fragile metatarsal bones from impact. In addition, user’s toes and sole are guarded with a metal toecap and steel mid-sole. Using full grain leather and Rock Fall’s unique ‘Activ-step’ foot-bed for supreme comfort, the boots also feature rubber outsoles constructed for the highest durability and are able to withstand heat up to 300 degrees C. Developed with the wearer and their specific working environment in mind, the range also includes a fully waterproof design.

Being a triumphant first entry into BSIF’s Product Innovation Awards, on his company’s plans for future awards, Stephen Noon remarked: “The Tomcat range is just one example of our advanced approach to product development and we’ve a broad range of equally innovative products in development. This year’s achievement was, pardon the pun, a major step forward, but hopefully a taste of years to come.”


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Rock Fall UK Ltd has become a leading name for high quality safety footwear and clothing. The success of the Rock Fall brand is owed to its ability for safety products to be, not only functional, but also fashionable. The company strives to meet the needs of its customers and suppliers by offering extremely competitively priced products that are always delivered on time.

As well as promoting its own brands, including: 'Tomcat', 'ProMan' and more recently, a new ladies safety footwear range called 'Vixen', Rock Fall also designs and develops bespoke branded work wear. With over 24 years experience in the footwear industry, Rock Fall has established an excellent reputation in providing a professional and innovative service to a wide range of industries.

Rock Fall (UK) Ltd developed its new Tomcat range of metatarsal protective footwear to satisfy a demand for increased safety, appearance and better value. The range took over two years to develop and excels EN ISO 20345:2004/A1 2007 European Safety standards. The footwear is manufactured to S3 specification and also protects the user’s toes and sole with a metal toecap and steel mid-sole. Rock Fall has protected its patented metatarsal design and registered designs on the footwear.

Rock Fall (UK) Ltd
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DE55 4LS

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