Introducing the Kick Stool to the Office, Warehouse and Storeroom
There is nothing more frustrating than being unable to reach an object placed out of reach. It is even more frustrating when there are things standing around the office that you could conceivably use as a temporary step or ladder, but you are not allowed to use them due to safety risks. Injuries in the workplace as a result of the use of incorrect tools and equipment can have detrimental effects on the business and its bottom line. The only way to avoid injuries and mishaps in the workplace is to ensure that the correct stools and ladders are available – and used. While ladders are required in the workplace for reaching things and working at heights, in some instances, a kick stool will serve the purpose perfectly well.
In terms of health and safety in the workplace, employers are required to provide staff members with the correct equipment for working at heights safely. This means that staff should not be allowed to climb on chairs or countertops in order to reach things. A kick stool is the perfect in-office equipment in office spaces for occasionally working at low heights or reaching things stored at up on shelves or in cupboards. The unit is lightweight for easy moving and fairly compact for easy storage.
Kick stools are mini mobile step platforms. They are easy to move from one position to another by simply sliding them on their caster wheels. These caster wheels are spring-loaded so, as soon as a person steps on it, the castors retract and the step cannot move. Once the castors retract, the springs ensure that the step is fixed in place and cannot move while someone is on it. This particular feature is what makes a kick stool such a safe piece of equipment. The top platform has non-slip rubber pads to provide the user with a firm footing.
Kick stools / steps are the ideal shelf access aid in the office, but they are also often seen used effectively in store rooms, shops and warehouses too. Unlike ladders, kick stools do not present stability issues so there is no need to attend a safety course before using one in the work place. Here are a few tips on how to use a kick stool correctly and safely.
Much like the name suggests, a kick stool is typically kicked from one position to the next with ease. When kicking the unit into position, make sure that you only kick the base of the step. Once the unit is in the desired position, you can alight it. It is important that users step onto the stool with one foot at a time. Stand in the centre of the stool and avoid trying to lift or move heavy objects while using it.
At Caslad, we feature the kick stool as part of our mobile ladder range. It is a 2-step mobile unit that has a powder-coated finish. The product is designed and manufactured from the best quality materials and in accordance with safety standards and regulations. If you are looking for products that will assist with various tasks in the workspace while ensuring that you are always compliant with health and safety standards, the kick stool should be at the top of your list.
The Caslad range also features a variety of other mobile and stationary ladder options to add to your selection of units for working at heights. These include a variety of industrial A-frame ladders, industrial double-sided ladders, commercial extension ladders, industrial single ladders, heavy-duty extension ladders, commercial multiform ladders, commercial-duty extension ladders, heavy-duty extension ladders, mobile safety ladders, tower ladders, and ladder stages. Most of our ladders are available in aluminium and fibreglass variants.
It is our aim to help you to avoid unnecessary downtime or injuries in the workplace by providing you with a range of cost-effective ladders and material handling equipment. It is important to choose kick stools, ladders, and other equipment according to their load-bearing capacity and the type of tasks at hand. If you need some assistance with selecting the right options, chat to one of our friendly team members at Caslad.
For more information and advice, contact us via email or telephone at Caslad today.