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Why Should Seniors Choose A Safe Step Stool?
If you are considering buying a safe step stool for your senior there are several special needs that MUST be addressed. Most seniors have less than perfect vision, right? Some are overweight and/or might not have the strength to get up on the step stool if it is too high for them to step up to, especially if they have recently had surgery.
Directors of independent retirement communities and assisted living communities are aware that the special needs of seniors must be addressed when using a step stool to help their residents enter and disembark a bus. The directors don’t like step stools that have legs because when entering a bus the senior can mistakenly put their foot under the step stool, loose their balance and fall.
The solution is a step stool that has a perimeter wall, like a box and the color of the step stool is bright enough for the senior to see. This allows the visually impaired senior to slide their foot to the step stool, and when they feel their toe touch the side of the step, raise their foot up and safely set it on top of the step stool. The height of the step stool is also very important! Physically challenged seniors cannot lift their foot more than about 5-7 inches. Make sure that the step stool you buy is within this range for ease of use to the senior.
The average weight of Americans is getting heavier; this is no different with seniors, so be sure to check for a minimum load rating on the step stool of 500 pounds. This will ensure that your senior is safe when boarding a bus or getting into bed or whatever the need is for their step stool. One last feature that you should be aware of is the top surface of the step stool. Is it large enough for a senior to stand on safely and does it have a non-slip surface designed to prevent your senior from slipping or sliding in wet weather?
There are a lot of step stools in the market today claiming to be the best on the market. You can find different types of step stools from folding step stools and you can even choose from plastic, wooden or metal step stools. If you have a tight budget, you might be tempted to choose one of the cheaper step stools. Some of these step stools claim to have the best features and promise to work the best for you. But, how do you know which one to pick for a senior or loved elder? Simply follow the guidelines in this article and you’ll be sure to have the best step stool for your seniors. One question you should always ask yourself when buying a step stool for a senior is “If I were physically weak with poor vision, would I feel safe using this step stool for this purpose”. Before you ever let a senior use a step stool, stand on it your self and test it. You’ll be glad you did!
David DuPont's Shurestep step stool has been trusted and respected by different award giving bodies and institution. It has been invented to help solve problems with safety as its main concern. You can check for yourself all the products on his site www.shurestep.com. Enjoy your visit!
Guides in Choosing a Safe Library Step Stool
School time is fast approaching now. And libraries will be filled with students once again.Have you ever experienced reaching books on top of the shelves with difficulty? Or even standing on a step that’s not safe for you to climb a little higher? Most of our libraries have high shelves to reach.
And most of their step stools are not dependable for library usage. Many libraries use a round plastic step stool that has a small top that seems impossible for both feet to stand on, and doesn't even have a load rating.
There are also other libraries that use a ladder to reach higher shelves. But among all these step stools spreading around with safety promises they bring, would you know which from them really offers you the safety anyone would need?
Worries no more! The Shure-Step's safe library step stool is the only step stool that qualify and satisfy every users needs of safety. Try to look for the excellent features brought to you by these step stools.
Next time you use a step stool in your library, consider these following DO's and DONT's for your safety:
• Step stool with legs are a no-no. ( this will bring you unwanted time in the hospital when its legs twist, break or bend when you shift your weight while reaching to put back books )
• Folding step stools are also a don't. ( because of its poor strength to hold a subject on top, it will likely to tip over and create injury to you )
• Never use step stools with wheels or rollers ( its very dangerous for anyone on top if it slides, you may find yourself tumbling down to the floor )
• Step stool must have a minimum load rating of 500 lbs. ( this would carry heavier students even with loads of books on their hands )
• Look for a step stool with a flat base that touches the ground ( this way it can never tip over or there are no legs to bend and break )
• A step stool must have a wide and rough space on top ( this is to accommodate both feet so you can move freely and avoid falling while moving around )
So there was it! Be sure to use these guides when stepping on the step stool in your library. You'll be glad you did!
The Safe Step Stool Guy, David C. DuPont has been helping people find solutions to their step stool problems for 13 years already. He knows best because he himself had a scary experience with faulty step stool before that's why he invented the sturdiest and safest one. You can visit his site www.shurestep.com for his testimony or watch this video.
Right Step Stool For Little People
Do you have a friend, relative or a family member who is a little deprived of height? These people are may be called little, but they have special needs in our big world. Being able to work effectively at home or office can be sometimes a big problem for our little friends because they usually need assistance up to a counter or reach high shelves and cabinets. Or if they would be driving a truck or a SUV, they definitely need a step stool to stand on in order to get into the vehicle.
There are lots of step stools around with all safety promises and even less expensive. There are folding that performs what it's name implies. It simply folds and can be stored easily in one corner. There are some that are light-weight and cheaper. There are even wooden steps tools that promises to be sturdy. But how would you know which among these are safe for little people to use?
First, you must try to check the quality and safety features of the step stool that it brings. Take a look at the folding one. It can be easily stored neatly. It has also 2 or more steps for you to reach higher areas as well. But bear in mind also that this kind of step stool may accommodate a large area of the floor when it's opened. It is not a good choice if you have a limited space to work on. Then another thing is, it will not give you stability when you try to move around on top to reach over and turn around a lot shifting weights from side to side all the time. This is certainly not safe to anyone.
There are also this Coke crate or milk crate that they used as step stool. This kind work better when is tight. This can be useful to those working as cashiers standing at a cash register or at home counter top doing cooking chores. It can make a friendlier kitchen for little people. But, the disadvantage of this platform type is the required height to be useful. If not, it would be more wiser to choose a folding step stool with 2 or more steps.
You can ask David C. DuPont who has been finding solutions to step stool problems for over 13years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find bathroom step stools, kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.shurestep.com
A Really Safe and Sturdy Step Stool
What makes a step stool safe or not safe? Why are some step stools more dangerous than others? Let’s take a look at the construction of a step stool first.
What is the step made of; plastic, metal, wood...a combination of plastic and metal? Then look at the design of the step stool; does the step have legs, does the step have a load rating, does it fold, does it have rubber pads to keep it from sliding? All of this plays a part of telling if the step stool is safe or not.
Let’s start with the material the step stool is constructed from. There are plastic step stools made very cheaply and are intended for use by little children. You can usually tell by how thick the plastic is on the step. Thin plastic (1/16 – 1/8 inch) step stools are not designed to hold very much weight, so they should only be used by young kids trying to reach a water fountain or wash their hands/brush their teeth. However, if you find a plastic step stool that has thick plastic, maybe a double wall construction, you may find that it is more of a heavy duty step stool, especially if the step has a load rating of 500 pounds. Just because a step stool is made from plastic doesn’t make it a cheap step. Survey the step, see if it slides on the floor, and look at its construction design.
Metal step stools tend to be from 2 different schools of design, either heavy duty (heavy weight), or folding (so they store easily). There can be spring loaded rollers on the bottom of the step stool or the manufacturer may make the step platforms from plastic to keep the step from being too heavy.
Wooden steps are commercially made for kids and can be painted or designed with children’s cartoon characters on them. The wooden step stools tend to be very sturdy, but usually lack non-slip pads on the bottom to keep them from sliding. Wooden steps are easy to make in your wood shop or by maintenance personnel at retirement homes, however, these wooden steps do not weather well. So over time the homemade wooden step stool will deteriorate and become unsafe for adults or even kids to use.
David C. DuPont had invented the safest Shurestep step stool not for his own gratification but specifically to help people prevent unwanted accident like he had before while using unsafe crate to stand on. That incident pushed David to create a more stable, sturdy and safest step stool anyone could use. Together with this excellent invention, David offers a unique and great guarantee that no one could just ignore. Try to visit his site for more info about the world's known safest step stool.
Which Step Stool is Best for your Kitchen
Posted by David DuPont Friday, 2010-November-19
You have probably seen many types and models of step stools that can be used in the kitchen if you have been looking for one. Some of them are wooden step stools, plastic step stools, metal step stools and even folding step stools which may be a combination of metal or plastic.
So which step stool do you think is best for your kitchen? That depends on the features that the step stool possesses. You may want to raise some little question like “What am I trying to accomplish in my kitchen?” This simple question plus a little bit of investigative work on the performance and quality of any step stool may lead you to choose the best step stool that will definitely work for you. Let's take a closer look and compare the following kinds of step stools.
Plastic Step Stools
Most step stools of this kind are of a single piece construction type. And then there are some step stools that collapse for using minimal storage space. The most common of these is the Rubbermaid brand step stool which can be easily found in many local stores, either in a hardware or department store because it is cheaper. But be wise and always check for any load rating on these step stools before taking it home with you and then find out it's inadequate for your needs.
Folding Step Stools
Here is another popular kind of step stool, the folding step stool. Why do you think so? Because they are the cheapest and consume very little space for storage after folded. Actually you can find this folding step stool easily in stores like Lowes or Home Depot and in department stores like Target and Wal-Mart. But anyone that should buy this kind of step stool needs to be aware for it only has a limited load rating from 150-225 pounds. With this step stool, if you are carrying something heavy and climb on it, even when you're on the second rung and lean over, you may find yourself on the floor. This kind of step stool cannot guarantee to keep you safe because it's not stable and sturdy.
Metal Step Stools
Third in the list is the metal step stool. You can choose from its various shapes and sizes offered by different manufacturers. But they all have the same problem. The rubber pads on the bottom of the legs that are suppose to prevent from slipping will easily wear out, making this step stool slide under you. Another flaw of the metal step stool is the welds that are holding its legs. Because of the weight it constantly supports, the metal is more likely to break or bend or even crack, making this step stool unstable and unsafe. A huge liability waiting to happen.
Wooden Step Stools
Lastly, the wooden step stool. Most people think this is the safest step stool for their kitchen. Let's see what it will offer for safety. This step stool is smaller and lighter making it easy for the kids to drag around the kitchen. Usually it is made as a children’s step stool, thus having a max load rating of 150 pounds or so. You should see that it cannot promise safety for you if it is classified as children’s step stool. I doubt that it is stable and sturdy for an adult to use in a kitchen.
Or would you like to see your kid in this photo where step stool is nowhere to be found around the house? A child opt for a dog as a step stool to reach the sink.
David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for13 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, bus step stools, RV step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shurestep.com
How To Buy a Safe Step Stool For a Child
Posted by David DuPont Friday, 2010-November-19
Let's check how to purchase a safe step stool for your child. It doesn't matter whether the safe step stool is made of wood or plastic. Because you will be looking for a step stool that is safe and can be move around easily by your child.
The most important feature you are going to look for is the stability and its ease of use. Some of these step stools can be folded to make it easier to store, and others are made in a very light weight that can only carry a load of less than 100 pounds. There are also some step stools that are built for taking up minimum storage space for your convenience. If you are being skeptical on the step stool you are buying, the load rating should not be an issue. But if you are buying for your child who happens to weigh 150 pounds or more, then be sure that the step stool you are looking for has the load rating printed on it, to make you feel at ease for better safety for your child.
There are these folding step stools that really give convenience because it can be store neatly in the closet. Since in most homes space is a problem that's why a folding step stool only takes up a very minimal space when folded. But be cautious because these folding step stools are also dangerous when not used properly. Be sure to read its warning label about the maximum reach it allows.
Another problem that you should be aware of is to make sure the step stool doesn't slide easily on the floor. Because there are some step stools that are made of wood or plastic that easily slides on the smooth floor. Try to check the bottom of the step stool for the non-slip pads. Feel the non slip pads to make sure it’s good enough to keep it steady on smooth floors. If you discover that the pads are hard, don't buy this step stool! Another way to test the step stool to make sure it will not slide is, you simply put the step on a slick linoleum floor then push it with your foot. This little way of testing a step stool will give you an idea which step stool is really safe for your child to use.
David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for over 11 years now. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, water fountain stools, foot stools, bus step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens and bariatric rehab. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a step stool for yourself, go to www.ShureStep.com
A Safe Step Stool for Do-It-Yourself Home Owners
Posted by David DuPont Thursday, 2010-November-18
If you like to work on your own home is there a safe stable step stool that you might want to use instead of a ladder? The step stool would need to be versatile, if you have a painting job to tackle, could you set these step stools next to each other and easily paint many feet of the corner where the ceiling and walls come together. This would be much more efficient than hanging over the edge of a ladder, or having to constantly move your ladder.
The step stools should also be stackable, so if your helper isn’t quite tall enough to reach those ceiling corners, no problem, just stack these step stools one on top of the other and PRESTO…Your helper is now as tall as you and can help you finish your “Honey Do” chores..
The step stools would work great for getting into small places inside your home where you might need to stand, hard-to-get-to spots where a ladder would be too cumbersome to maneuver. The step stools should easily slip into place so you can stand safely to complete your task. A ladder, when opened would be too large to fit in many places in your home and would require moving heavy furniture or appliances to get it to fit in a spot that you would work.
There is a safe step stool that I would try for this purpose; it is called the Shure-Step safety step stool. If you do a lot of work around your house you’ll be glad to have these step stools.
David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for over 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find bus step stools, kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a step stool for you, go to www.ShureStep.com
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