This is often the beginning, middle and end of the thought process when buying a kick step. And, to a certain extent, this is true. So, the price becomes the easiest factor to think about when you buy this piece of equipment.
The problem is that when we buy the cheapest step, it is very rarely the best quality and the safest. At home, you might be happy to use a cheap step to get those ‘out-of-reach’ items from the top kitchen cupboards; but you might be uncomfortable giving it to an elderly relative or a child to use. In the office, you might be happy using a cheap step in the stockroom yourself, but would you buy this equipment for your employees?
Parrs have supplied our UK-manufactured kick step to the UK’s leading supermarket for around 30 years. This is not a company that goes out of its way to buy expensive workplace equipment, but it is a company that cares about staff safety and welfare. So it looks for certification, like UK EN 141 83 on the Parrs step. It also wants its products to be kind to the environment, so the recycled plastic used in the Parrs step is plastic that would have ended up in landfill but is now put to good use.
The Parrs kick step requires no assembly, it is made here in the UK and it has an integrated non-slip surface.
The price is surprisingly good because, despite the high quality, there are no import costs.
Only a rich person can afford to buy a cheap step. Because when it breaks, the costs are going a lot more than the few extra quid spent on a good quality step.