Understandably most contractors are looking to reduce costs and make savings where possible during the current downturn. However, buying the cheapest tools or equipment to just “get by for now” is likely to be a false economy in the medium term and potentially lead to shortcomings in service provision for clients. Surely an investment in robust and reliable kit, designed with the rigours of commercial use in mind will be a worthy one.
Refrigeration Parts Wholesale (RPW) supply HVAC engineers across England and Wales. Their most popular ladder product for engineers is the Little Giant Ladders System. The Little Giant® does cost a little bit more than your average builders’ step, but it is so much more capable and versatile than anything else on the market.
RPW Buyer, Robin Green commented; “our customers tell us the Little Giant® is ideal because it allows them to reach all manner of awkward areas safely – especially when servicing units. Because the legs can be offset at different heights you can get flush up to a vertical surface or even work over desks and other obstructions.”
The Little Giant® Classic Ladder facilitates safer working because of its almost limitless versatility and inherent strength. Furthermore the compact nature of this ladder system means engineers can store it in their vans, rather than on top of the roof rack – cutting down on the risk of theft and improving fuel efficiency through reduced drag.
Added to all of this the Little Giant® Classic comes with a five-year warranty – offering re-assurance that it is a wise investment…as if that was needed.
Ironically, Nattasha Freeman, President of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that cutting health and safety corners in an attempt to save costs during the financial turmoil could put firms out of business.
Freeman told delegates at the UK institute’s annual dinner that, in challenging economic times, good health and safety practice is “critical in ensuring firms stay afloat”.
She said: “Companies need professional, competent health and safety advice because one accident could put them out of business. Accidents and ill health place a huge strain on budgets, so it makes sense for firms to do all they can to not have them.”