If your profession requires that you use a ladder on a daily basis, you may be interested in a new piece of safety equipment which has been specifically designed to help keep you safe while aloft.
What’s the demonstration video below to learn more about the Step Smart ladder stability sensor witches this week launched by Kickstarter to raise the required funds it needs to go into production.
If all goes well the Step Smart will start shipping during February 2018 and has been created by and development team at Balco Lifestyle based in Melbourne, Australia. The team explain more about its inspiration and design.
Ladder related injuries and deaths are becoming more prevalent especially among 50+ year old male users. These injuries occur whilst conducting non-occupational activities (mainly DIY around the home). Ladder instability is the number one cause of ladder accidents, typically as a result of the ladder being positioned on uneven ground or on an unstable surface or structure. Consumers ASSUME the ladder is level and stable – they often over reach to paint, clean, repair or build something.
The current market in ladder accessories does not feature any products utilizing digital technology. Current ladder accessories are primarily mechanical. There are no products designed to identify and monitor the issue of stability, only to correct the issue. Step Smart is a new product designed by Balco Lifestyle to assist with safe ladder use.
For more information on the new Step Smart jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.