You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and still be in business tomorrow.
Some old sayings are clichéd and outdated. Some are communicated so often that they become stale and their true meaning becomes diluted. Others will never lose their relevance. The above saying remains particularly relevant in the world of today. Stand still and you will be left behind. You often hear a successful sports team, after winning a title, saying that their current standard would not be good enough the following year. The reason being, everyone that finished behind them would try and copy their approach, and force themselves to try and raise themselves to that standard. What a winning team creates is a benchmark.
“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” –Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback and NFL’s MVP in 92 and 94
Despite being recognised as “Ireland’s leader in keeping workers safe while working at height”, our team at Skyway follows the same principle. You cannot stand still. This is particularly important when it comes to safety. Our methods will continue to evolve and improve, and we aim to continue to be leaders in our field where we can push standards and inspire new and improved ideas.
Safety at Height Innovation
Skyways design engineers look at different scenarios every day and figure out ways to create a completely safe working environment for that scenario. Whether that requires a guardrail or cable system, or a combination of both, they will study the situation and work together to come up with the best solution. The same can be said for Internal Access Platforms, Access Stairs, Self-Closing Safety Gates or Access ladders. Our engineers need no encouragement in showing innovation and constantly improving our end product. A product which is already at the top of the game. As Steve Young said, “…being better than you were the day before.”
An access ladder is a good way of showing evolution in the safety industry:
- First was a normal ladder, two handles and rungs which transported you from bottom to top and vice versa.
- Add a safety cage which prevents the user from falling backwards if their grip is lost.
- Wire mesh can then be added to the cage to enhance its safety.
- Introduce a locking shuttle which can be connected to a harness which eliminates the chance of a fall.
- Install a lockable door which prevents access to unauthorised personnel.
Eliminate the risk of injury
These points show the different levels of safety measures that can be taken, and also how a simple product has been improved over time to practically eliminate the risk of injury. We pride ourselves on doing the same for all our safety systems. We are always challenging ourselves to evolve and improve. We strive to invent new equipment and techniques in order to continue to bring safety standards to a whole new level.
We do this because we take full responsibility for your safety, and feel that every accident is one which should have been avoided.