A safety rigger boot is a particular type of pull-on boot, like a leather wellington, which is widely used in the United Kingdom.
The king of all the tan rigger boots is arguably the Jallatte Jalaska from sizes 4 - 14.
But if you want a brown, furlined rigger boot, we also recommend the Apache brown rigger boot
The "rigger" name comes from the fact that they were standard issue for workers on the offshore oil rigs in the North Sea. Nowadays rigger safety boots are worn by most types of manual worker as a general purpose work boot, because of the ease of donning and comfort.
Safety Rigger Boots popularity is increasing due to their practical pull-on system: normal safety boots have lace holes which get full of muck and clay when on site; also laces themselves can be a bit of a safety hazard sometimes (trip hazard etc.).
All our safety rigger boots are certified to meet the EN ISO20345 European and UK standards.
"The HSE banned rigger boots on construction sites" is an incorrect rumour that has circulated for a while.
Is it true? No. The HSE did not ban them.
Rigger boots comply with the required safety boot tests, EN ISo 20345. However, some house builders did ban them on their construction sites, as well as some shoe types, because they wanted workers to wear zip and lace safety boots instead.
Rigger boot buyer considerations:
1. Lack of ankle support: Rigger boots are loose fitting. That flexibility means there isnt great ankle support (vs a zip and lace boot which has excellent ankle support).
2. Open top of the rigger boot: This allows cement to fall into the rigger boot, causing abrasion and cement burns. The close top Ambler safety rigger is a safe solution; or A padded top rigger (such as the CAT Olton ) minimizes that concern.
Against that, and in favour of rigger boots are: the benefits of
1) easy donning and doffing - no laces to trip over.
2) the ability for rigger boots to be waterproof.
3) Many rigger boots are entirely metalfree!
Consider the waterproof rigger boots: the
For metal-free or non metal rigger boots, consider the V12 Lynx metal-free rigger boot
The choice of safety boot is almost entirely down to the individual - it makes sense to have closed top boots on building sites with falling debris - but rigger boots are still increasingly popular, EN certified safety boots.
Safety Rigger Boots have been given numerous upgrades and developments over the years, ensuring an even better choice of boot for construction work or the oil sector.
Leading Brands in Safety Rigger Boots
We believe we carry the best range (30+) of Rigger Safety Boots on the market, ranging from £22 up to £140, including the best-selling, proven comfort of the Jallatte Jalaska, as well as the all-terrain, Goodyear welted V12 Tomahawk rigger safety boots.
The Dr Marten's ladies rigger boot, the Rosa, is our ladies customers' favourite. As a ladies rigger boot, it combines all the characteristics of a safety rigger boot, but also with a stylish feminine design, premium leather, and cosy furlining for comfort.
NB Where you require an alternative to the rigger boot, view our side - zip safety boot category.