THE INNOVATION OF PODIUM STEPS
THE INNOVATION OF PODIUM STEPS
As the years have gone by, most professional industries have come up with more innovative ways of doing business. One prime example of this is the use of podium steps in construction. These handy mobile and often adjustable podium steps have become the preferred way to reach more difficult heights over the old wobbly ladders from yesterday.
With the inception of The Working at Height regulations of 2005, it has been widely accepted that working from a platform that makes reaching more difficult areas more easily, is a much safer way to complete jobs. Laborers not only can avoid falls from less than structurally sound ladders, but they can concentrate more on their craft and less on pain caused from stretching uncomfortably to complete a task.
The investment a company makes in podium steps can ensure that construction is done by safer workers, and as these podium steps can be set up in 15 seconds, they can be a time saver as well. Projects will be completed with more ease and in a more timely fashion thanks to the mobility of podium steps.
What makes these platforms and podium steps so much better than your basic ladder is the wide base, which is part of the design in each podium step. This gives the user a much more stable podium step on which to stand, and reduces the risk of accidents caused by improper equipment. And with the range of choices available, the podium step can be chosen by height and specifications for each project.
The wheels allow the podium steps to be moved easily through an area for easy adjustments as the work progresses. Once the podium step is placed, these wheels lock for safety. Taking into account the quick initial setup, it’s easy to see to see how much easier tasks like painting a ceiling or edging molding can be completed.
One thing theses podium steps do have that ladders always had, is easy mobility, even when they have yet to be put together. They are easy to assemble and won’t slow down preparations for a project. Once set up, these podium steps also provide a surface to stand upon that is made slip resistant and is surrounded by guardrails for extra security on each type of podium step.
Companies which incorporate these podium steps into their normal operating procedures will be looking out for the interests of their employees, as well as their own bottom line. They can expect less injuries caused from inadequate posture while working. And as most companies know, employees that feel taken care of by their employers work happier and more efficiently. A benefit for both the worker and the company in question.
Truly an investment into these podium steps by anyone in construction is a wise one. A company that provides these alternative podium steps will be looking out for the safety and health of their workers while providing a more professional work environment that speaks volumes. And a project that instituted the used of these podiums steps will cause fewer headaches than a wobbling ladder than can often require feats of balance and concentration that could be put to better use completing a job.