UKSSH proud to sponsor NASC Innovation Award
When UKSSH were given the opportunity to sponsor the NASC Innovation Award, they jumped at the offer – as UKSSH Managing Director Gary Griffiths explains: “Innovation is in our Company’s DNA, so the chance to recognise other people’s commitment to continuous improvement was yet another way for UKSSH to drive the industry forward.
While UKSSH decided to sponsor this year’s award rather than enter it, UKSSH have also been busy on their own development projects, as Gary explains: “UKSSH may boast an impressive stock of genuine HAKI components but we are always on the lookout to develop our own specialist products to enhance the HAKI range”.
That drive for continual improvement has resulted in the recent launch of one new product and the imminent launch of another.
The UKSSH SECURITY GATE SYSTEM is designed to control access to all types of HAKI Site Stair Towers. The Security Gate System is quick, easy and safe to install on all HAKI Site Stair Towers whether they have staggered or in-line standards or are Mark 2 stairs.
The UKSSH Security Gate System is equally effective on HAKI’s sector-leading Public Access Staircases.
The product provides a totally enclosed security system, lockable from both sides of the gate, and features cladding panels which can accommodate signage and advertising.
The UKSSH security gate is such a neat solution that you really wonder why scaffold companies have put up with the “bodged solution” of security fencing and padlocks for so long!
The security gate isn’t the only innovation that the team at UKSSH has been working on. UKSSH’s experience in the provision of suspended access systems has inspired the need to find faster, safer methods for this very challenging requirement. Researching the world market for solutions proved fruitless, therefore the team has decided to develop one of its own. Gary Griffiths explains: “We are already at the prototype stage and over the coming months will be conducting tests and field trials for overall evaluation – we hope to present the market with a very exciting product by the end of the year”.
“In scaffolding, as in all businesses, if you are standing still you are really moving backwards. We are an ambitious company with a real vision for the future – that’s why we are always striving for ways to do things better” concludes Gary.