Footwear Events

80% of Adults

Suffer from foot problems

80% of people suffer from foot problems in their adult lives, many of which go unreported and undiagnosed. Foot pains are often the most unreported LTI (lost time incidents) for employers.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 state that if a risk has been identified and cannot be controlled in any other way, protective equipment must be provided, and this includes footwear.

Not one size fits all and wearing the incorrect footwear or insoles, can cause severe pain and discomfort, making it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time.

To help support your staff, Lyreco can offer footwear services to give you peace of mind ensuring your employees are provided with the correct PPE based on their role, environment, foot size and shape.


7.3 Million Days Lost

In 2021/22, there was 7.3M working days lost due to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s), accounting for 27% of work related ill health in Britain, costing Britain around £5Bn.

Source: Labour Force Survey

Wearing the correct footbed can reduce the effects of:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fatigue
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Pronation/supination instabilities
  • Back and knee pain

Using specialist devices, measurements are taken within minutes identifying the individuals correct arch type and match the appropriate insole for their feet and the correct size footwear.

Using heat impression, it can identify the individuals’ correct arch type and match the appropriate arch support footbed for individual feet.

Footwear Events wherever you are

Our PPE Specialists can visit any place of work for sizing days, staff surgeries, and employee engagement days. These tailored events can support product range selection and ensure your organisation’s PPE is fully compliant.

Footwear fitting events will also consider comfort, and durability, and ensure that the required toe/slip protection for workers is achieved. Foot assessments are delivered by qualified podiatrists who assess the wearer’s needs, taking them through all aspects of foot health and foot care before a detailed report and recommendation are made