Safety steps are basically ordinary steps with some extra safety features. In the case of the Hailo steel folding safety steps it is the addition of a a large, 63cm safety rail that is most obvious. The safety rail helps you balance when using the steps. This one has ergonomic knee supports built into the rail so that you can lean into it. This makes using the safety steps safer and much more comfortable. If you are cleaning windows or painting you will appreciate the difference in comfort.
The second feature that makes them safety steps are the extra deep steps. The large steps are fitted with a rubber non-slip mat for safety. Crucially the large steps mean that you can get all of your foot on. If the steps are too small you end up standing on tip toes which can be unsafe and uncomfortable.
The Hailo safety steps have a built in tray which is very handy for bits and pieces like tools, lightbulbs, cloths. The tray also has magnets built in which are strong enough to hold small tools and the like. Again really handy for jobs around the home or office.
As you would expect from Hailo these safety steps have all the usual safety features as standard. Non-slip PVC feet for 100% floor contact and a hinged lock to stop the steps opening unexpectedly during use. The lock is released using a handy tab so that you don’t have to fuss around when you do want them to fold.
The safety steps feature:
- High safety rail (63cm) with ergonomic knee support
- Built in work tray with magnets for small tools
- Large, comfortable steps
- Non-slip feet and steps
- Maximum 150kg load
- 5 year guarantee
Safety Steps Comments
The Hailo safety steps are new but have attracted a lot of love in a short period of time. Most appreciate the unique safety rail with leg support and find that it add a lot of stability. Many thought it was the most robust safety step they had used. The hand grips making them very easy to use.
Some felt the built in work tray could have been bigger. Good for lightbulbs, sellotape, cloths, scissors and screwdrivers. Not so good for larger tools such as drills. But almost all rave about the magnets. The ideal place to store screws that you have unscrewed, apparantly, so that you don’t lose them. Good to remind people that you do have to assemble the tray – not a big job just two nuts and bolts – before you start.
One customer personally emailed to thank us as the safety steps have finally stopped her mother from standing on chairs to reach things. Won over by the handles it would seem. Definitely not an Acrophobiac then.