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Fully Charged London get a much needed step up

Author: Dee Jones/24 October 2019/Categories: PREVIOUS BESPOKE PROJECTS, Ladders & Access

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Our friends at Fully Charged London were looking for a set of mobile safety steps for stock picking at their new service centre. This would enable service technicians to carry out repairs direct from the racking area, so we were pleased to assist them in selecting the right steps to suit their exact requirements.

Fully Charged use the very latest tools and technology to diagnose specific electric bike issues on motors, batteries and LED displays, as well as the more regular servicing associated with bicycles coming through their sales/after care building by London Bridge. The company is fast expanding and has recently kitted out the area with new pallet racking and work benches, so they were keen to find the right safety steps for the job. Large inbound deliveries occur once a fortnight. Staff are required to pick and pack away the very large boxes onto the new racking system which contain stock and ordered parts for the repair and servicing of customer bikes. Our folding knock down steps are subjected to the same stringent design, safety and ergonomic criteria as the fully welded versions that we also supply.

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As the building has very precious floor space, storing the steps away when not in use is very important. Our sales manager, Jonathan Ball, visited on-site and advised that the best solution would be to have our KK07 model which has a platform height of 1750mm, ensuring the steps keep within the safe boundary of the Working at Height Regulations. When it is fully folded away the safety steps measure 900mm x 850mm x 3000mm. In keeping with the company’s brand, we epoxy powder coated it in Fully Charged green. The finished steps were produced and delivered to our customer in the typically quick Action tradition of production - just 8 days.

As with all warehouse and factory equipment there are safety considerations that should always be followed and adhered to. We advise of the important points that need to be considered to ensure employees have the safest environments to work in. For that purpose, we have produced a checklist to assist in the evaluation of using mobile safety steps: 

User guidelines for mobile safety steps 
  • Carry out damage inspections before each use and ensure that a full detailed and documented inspection is carried out every 12 months.
  • Never use a mobile step that is damaged.
  • Use only on level ground that is firm.
  • Never overreach outside of the framework as this can cause the steps to topple.
  • Face the ladder when ascending and descending.
  • A maximum of 1 person only should be using mobile steps at a time.
  • Only carry the minimum of tools or products when using the steps.
  • Never exceed the maximum safe working load.
  • Ensure the person using the ladder is adequately trained.
  • Do not use the mobile step outside in wet or windy conditions.

     

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