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Case Study: How we helped Science in Sport


Science in Sport - Case Study

Science in Sport is a passionate sports nutrition brand based in Lancashire. When they identified a problem with accessing a mezzanine floor in their building, which they were using for storage, they contacted Browns Ladders for help.

At Browns Ladders, we take safety seriously and we understand that, in many cases, a generic off-the-shelf ladder just isn’t good enough. You need to be sure that your ladder is secure, reliable, strong and fit for purpose. That’s why we offer a bespoke service to our clients. We listen to your concerns and conduct a site visit where necessary to assess your needs first-hand. We then formulate a solution that’s unique to you.

Science in Sport

When our specialist advisor visited Science in Sport, we found they were using an unsecured leaning ladder to climb up onto the mezzanine floor. It was clear that there was a need for a sturdier and more reliable means of accessing the floor, especially since employees were often carrying objects whilst climbing up and down the ladder, so we set about finding a solution.

We inspected the area carefully and noted that the ladder was constantly in use, so we recommended fixed access stairs be fitted. This would provide a much safer and more secure means of access and would stand up to frequent use. We took lots of measurements and photographs to allow us to get quotes from fabricators and we had a bespoke product designed to meet Science in Sport’s specific requirements.

The result we provided was both cost-effective and custom-made for the job, meeting all regulations.

The stairs were made from a version of a mobile steel warehouse step, but with base plates instead of wheels. It also had wall mounting plates meaning it could be tied into the wall to make it absolutely solid when staff climb up and down.

Science in Sport were delighted with the quoted price and went ahead and ordered the item. Due to the simplicity and usability of the design, they opted to bolt the item into position themselves when it arrived.

As part of our service, we conducted a final site visit and inspection to make sure the installation went ahead smoothly and that the item was suitable.

Peter Payton of Science In Sport added;

“We required a fixed access solution for an area of our warehouse and contacted Browns Ladders for their advice. Following a site visit and a measure up, they recommended a modified version of a mobile safety step, which we were able to fit ourselves. I’m delighted with the outcome, which was bang on budget and delivered in great time.”

Before and After

Science in Sport - Case study: Before shot

Before: An unsecured ladder to mezzanine floor

Science in Sport Case study: After shot

After! Fully secured, modified mobile safety step with base plates 

Solution Orientated

We pride ourselves on providing the best solutions to working or accessing areas at height. Our expertise mean that our bespoke service is second to none and we only source products and components from suppliers we trust, promising our clients peace of mind, and an item that is safe, secure and perfectly tailored to their individual needs.

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Getting in touch couldn’t be simpler and we’re always happy to discuss your needs. Whether you’re looking for access solutions in the workplace or the home, get in touch via email, tweet us @BrownsLadders, or call us on 01282 615517.

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