Construction equipment supplier Lambson’s Hire recently launched its aluminium stepper for improved safety.
Replacing a standard ladder with an aluminium stepper may seem like a small change, but it can have far-reaching advantages for users. Standing on stepladders for an extended time can lead to worker fatigue and potentially life-threatening falls from height.
It is often the simplest changes in a work environment that lead to incremental improvements in safety, says Lambson’s Hire CEO Devin van Zyl.
“Safety is particularly import-ant to our company, which is why we identified a need for these aluminium steppers which provide a safe and secure working platform,” he says.
The aluminium stepper offers five working heights, allowing greater flexibility on site. The platform heights range from 320 mm to 1 250 mm, while the frame itself is 1 362 mm × 700 mm × 2 000 mm. The antislip platform, constructed from 10 mm thick plywood, has a 200 kg load- bearing capacity and features a lockable safety rail. The 300 mm step distance allows for comfortable and easy ascent and descent.
Made from lightweight yet durable 6061-T6 aluminium, the stepper folds, allowing easy transportation or storage when not in use. On-site manoeuvrability is catered for with durable polyurethane double brake casters. This allows the stepper to be rolled to where needed and then locked into place, ensuring complete stability during work activities.
The steppers form part of Lambson’s Hire’s product line-up that is focused on enhanced workplace safety. In addition to the stepper, the company stocks mobile folding towers and scaffolding at a number of its branches. These products are also manufactured in aluminium for increased ease of use and mobility between different sites and various areas on those sites.
Providing equipment for hire to various industries alleviates the burden of owning and maintaining equipment whether the hirer is a bakkie builder or a large construction company.
The company says that the principle on which the plant and equipment hiring business is based has always been that, if it can be carried on a one-ton bakkie, Lambson’s will stock it. This has further expanded to ‘if it can be towed, it will be stocked’ and now the product envelope has expanded to even bigger equipment transported on trucks.
Moreover, the company has an integrated and well-networked rental programme and this enables clients to hire equipment from and return it upon completion of project. This allows for movement of projects and does not restrict the hirer to using only the branch where the account was opened.