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The Importance of Wearing Knee Pads

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 1st Jan 2021

This Toolstop Guide explains the importance of wearing knee pads at work. Did you know that Knee Pads are proven to prevent Osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis? Shop knee pads for work at Toolstop and keep reading to find out why they should be an essential part of your PPE.

the importance of wearing kneepads

Why you should wear knee pads at work

You know to wear a hard hat, you know to wear a hi-vis, steel toe caps and safety glasses, but what about Knee Pads? We recently conducted an Instagram survey where 50% of you admitted to not wearing knee pads regularly, even though you were aware that you should. Knee Pads are an essential part of PPE that many people seem to forget about. Below we will explain why Knee Pads are essential in the trade, the benefits of wearing them and the range Toolstop has to offer.

Do you wear knee pads at work?

What are knee pads designed to do?

Knee pads should be considered a jobsite essential. For under £30, you can get some top quality work knee pads that will prevent injury and provide more comfortable working. See Toolstop's range here.

Lets take a look into the reasons you should always be wearing knee pads when the job requires them:

1. They reduce impact felt by the knees whilst protecting the knee caps

2. You don't need to worry about injuring yourself

3. More comfortable working

In short, knee pads reduce the impact felt by the knees, protecting the knee caps and providing more comfortable kneeling. They should always be worn in jobs that require extended time on your knees such as carpet laying, roofing, tiling and more.

They are proven to prevent Osteoarthritis in the knees, the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the "Protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time".

Statistics show that upwards of 60% of knee injuries are caused as a result of wear and tear. Not wearing knee pads when the job requires them is a significant leading factor of this, meaning a lot of these injuries could have been prevented if the right type of PPE was worn.

Which knee pads are available for tradesmen?

Toolstop stocks a range of work knee pads from all the top rated suppliers. Stanley FatMax are a leading supplier of some of the best knee pads for work. They have got the design down to a tee, and you can shop them right here at Toolstop. Did you know you can even get work trousers with knee pad pouches built into them? You can shop Knee Pad Trousers from Dickies here.

Knee Pads aren't just worn at work, you'll find that they are also used in various sporting activities such as hockey, as well as by gardeners.

See below a couple of our top picks.

Stanley FMST82960-1 FatMax Stabilized Gel Knee Pads

  • High memory gel for optimum comfort and protection
  • Cradle the knee perfectly thanks to their moulded foam body
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Anti slip

Nailers NA60220 G2 Gel Gripper Knee Pads

  • 7 Protective layers
  • Single strap for greater comfort
  • Scuff resistant
  • Gel super cushion pad

Beeswift BS070 Flexible Inserts for Knee Pads

  • Mould easily around the knee
  • Simply trim them to the correct size
  • Fit into the knee pad pockets on work trousers

We hope that this blog post has helped highlight the benefits of wearing knee pads at work and why it is so important to wear them when carrying out specific tasks. They aren't expensive, and could potentially save you a lot of hassle in later life. Check out the deals we have on offer on Knee Pads below.

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