Full-shin pad (DIN 23327 standard)
Protection of the lower leg and especially the shin is particularly important in the mining industry. Lower leg injuries are often extremely complicated and the consequences are long periods of absence from work. In many cases the shin is hurt, because it is not protected by muscle fibers. Apart from the fact that shin injuries are always very painful, minor excoriation may also result in inflammation of the periosteum.
The full shin pad has undergone a remarkable development:
Until the beginning of 1966 there were only half pads made of light metal and plastic material offering sufficient protection against shin injuries, however, leaving the back part of the lower leg completely unprotected. As numerous lower leg traumas occurred, it was quite obvious that a full protector had to be designed. The first step was to find a dimensionally stable plastic material which was flexible and showed good stability at the same time. Polyethylene proved to be the suitable material and within an extremely short time the company “Paul Ködding” succeeded in manufacturing the round shape of the protector (full protector).
Due to its comfortable interior padding, the effects of strokes and shocks to the lower leg are largely cushioned.
For this new kind of full shin pad, our company obtained a legal protection for registered utility models from the patent office in 1966.
When protection shoes are used, it is recommended to wear an additional full shin pad preventing penetration of small coal particles and stones into the shoes. In such a case, it is recommended to order the following. Two different versions are available:
1) Full shin pad DIN 23 327 - Size 1 (= 215 mm length) with foot protection (for shoes) = short version UR1mB.
2) Full shin pad DIN 23 327 - size 2 (= 245 mm length) with foot protection (for shoes) = short version UR2mB.
With high boots no foot protection is needed and the order should be as follows:
1) Full shin pad DIN 23 327 - Size 1 (= 215 mm length) without foot protection (for boots) = short version UR1oB.
2) Full shin pad DIN 23 327 - size 2 (= 245 mm length) without foot protection (for boots) = short version UR2oB.
Besides the version of the full shin pad (without foot protection) in white color you receive this as anti-static product (black). This prevents sparking and thus preventing any possible methane gas ignition.