Amblers Safety

Amblers Safety is a leading British safety footwear brand that offers all-day comfort with plenty of ruggedness. With over 30 years of safety boot expertise, we know all about protecting you at work in a stylish and dependable way.


Amblers Safety Footwear have stood for quality and value in the retail and industrial distributive trades for over three decades, established in 1980 – the Amblers Safety footwear range has gone from strength to strength. With an ever expanding range of excellent safety footwear solutions – be it rigger boots, safety shoes, or something with a little more style to go with the functionality – Then you would be hard-pressed to find a better range of safety footwear on the market at such an affordable price.


In the 1980s, the management team of industrial footwear and workwear distributor Footsure, saw a necessity in the UK market for a quality comfort safety brand at value prices.

Footsure (part of Gardiners’ group) is built on generations of standards for craftsmanship, durability and a reputation of supplying dependable footwear to the trade and in the 1980s formed its own brand of stylish, innovative safety designs named Amblers Steel (later named Amblers Safety) to distribute to the construction, agricultural, contract and service industries. Growing from strength to strength, this is now a leading safety footwear brand dedicated to providing hardwearing footwear and consistent comfort to the wearer.



Prior to 1978, workplace or occupational health and safety legislation tended to come into force in a piecemeal fashion. Some legislation dealt with a particular group of workers and some dealt with a particular type of dangerous machine or work process or substance.

The result was a rather unwieldy mass of law which was confusing to industry, intricate in its detail and difficult to administer.

To address the problems a Committee under Lord Robens was set up in 1970. This reported in 1972 and its recommendations led eventually to the introduction in Great Britain of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which was mirrored in Northern Ireland by the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

The opportunity to market its products based on the new provision of the Health and Safety at Work Act was not lost on Footsure’s management team, and supported the new products with a professionally designed logo, box and label and a range chart in full colour directed at factories.