Kick Steps, or Kick Step Stools, are handy to keep on site for most types of businesses, and are a common piece of School or Office Equipment. Used predominantly in stock and store rooms, they are also very useful in domestic kitchens, libraries and commercial or retail enterprises. Comprising of a sturdy step/stool mounted on retractable castors, the kick stool has earned its reputation as a safe, easy to use and convenient step. Here's our top five use cases
Using a kick step stool in the garage or in a workshop allows you to sit and work comfortably at lower levels, and also easily move the step stool around the site as required.
2. Improved storage
Using a kick step can allow you to increase your usable storage vertically. While most sites will have cupboards or shelves at floor level up to a little over head height, keeping kick step stools around will let you store things higher up, and keep the contents of the shelves and cupboards easily accessible without having to manoeuvre a step ladder into place.
3. Easy restocking
Restocking shelves and displays in a retail setting can sometimes require a lot of stretching and even the use of ladders. Using a kick step instead helps you and your staff to restock or create displays while taking up as little floor space as possible.
4. Maintenance, repair and decorating
Small maintenance and repair work or minor decorating tasks might not need a raised platform or ladder — you can use a kick step to perform tasks like small paint jobs, putting up a picture or changing a light bulb much quicker and with less disruption to the working environment.
5. Increased accessibility
Using a kick step stool can help shorter employees and those with mobility issues to work productively and comfortably without having to change worktop/counter levels or provide a raised floor section.
Things to look out for when buying and using a kick step:
Professional, high-quality kick steps and stools should be loaded with safety features like deep, high-grip treads and base surrounds, steel construction and safety locking for the castors when loaded. Even so, make sure to use them with care, stand on them as centrally as you can and ensure your clothing and footwear is appropriate and does not present a trip hazard.
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