Safe Step Stool for Elementary Schools

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In a lot of older elementary schools the water fountains, sinks and counter tops are not designed with younger or shorter students in mind. Without a safe step stool the younger students either can’t reach the water faucets & water fountains or they struggle to use them. In certain situations this can cause the child injury, from a chipped tooth at a water fountain or if the student slips and falls while trying to wash their hands, a possible cut or broken bone.

Most schools are not aware that the step stools bought at the big box stores are not designed to handle a large amount of weight. Nor are they designed to keep from sliding. A safe step stool for an elementary school should be rated for at least 500 pounds so that even the big kids that are 300 pounds or more can use the step stool without injury. The flimsy step stools bought at the box stores cannot provide this level of safety. They are made as cheap as possible with as little material as possible so they can be sold for as little as possible.

The other problem with these flimsy step stools is that they either have very little rubber on the bottom to keep from sliding or they don’t have any rubber on the bottom. That’s fine if you’re using these flimsy steps on carpet because the carpet will help the step stay in place but on most surfaces around an elementary school, concrete linoleum, tile; etc… the step will slide. Especially if it is wet. So look for at the bottom of the step stool you plan to purchase for large rubber pads that will keep the step from sliding.

The shape of the step stool is also important. Stay away from wooden steps that have vertical walls, they tend to tip when a person stands on the edge. This makes them no safer than a plastic milk crate which resembles a box. Look for a wedge shape design that moves the student’s weight toward the center of the step and away from the edge. This type of step design will not tip over.

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You have several different step stool models to choose from. Some are 6 inches high, some are 8 inches high and some are 10 inches high. You can choose the model that best solves your school’s problem. Choose what best suits your need in our website www.Shurestep.com

Step Stool that Works Best for Auto Mechanics

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Mechanics that work on trucks and SUV’s often need a step stool to stand on in order to safely reach into the engine compartment. Most truck technicians say that they want a step stool that will not tip over while they are working and also want the step stool to last. There is one company makes a heavy duty plastic step stool that won’t tip or slide even when a mechanic stands on the outer edge of the step. The company name is Shure-Step and says that their mechanics step stools are also stackable.

The founder of the company, David DuPont, was a mechanic in 1992 when he was standing on a plastic milk crate doing a tune up on a 4 x 4 truck. He said the milk crate shot out from under his feet while trying to remove a very tight spark plug .from the back of the engine. He swore that this would not happen again for any mechanic if they tried his step stool.

What makes the Shure-Step so superior to other step stools is the wedge design accompanied by 6 large rubber pads on the bottom to keep it from sliding on slick floors. The top surface of the mechanics step stool is very rough, aptly named the “Nobby Top” so even if a mechanic spills oil, grease or hydraulic fluid on it his feet will not slip on the top surface. The Shure-Step also is stackable, meaning that if your mechanic is working on 4 x 4 truck he can place one step on top of another and his working height increase from 10 inches to 16 inches off the floor. This is the only mechanic step stool that is adjustable, Shure-Step did this because trucks and people come in all different shapes and sizes.

To keep your truck service center safe and efficient your mechanics should have a safe step stool to use. Be sure to check the weight rating on the step stool you intend to use. Most step stools either don’t have a load rating for the step or the information is not permanently attached to the step. Keep your mechanics safe and they will continue to make your service center profitable!

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Safe Step Stool for Large Truck Mechanics

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Truck mechanics need a safe step stool when working on the engines of large trucks. Finding a heavy duty step stool that will adjust in height and won’t tip over may seem like an impossible task. Remember that these large trucks and the mechanics who work on them come in different heights so an adjustable step stool can make the mechanics job a LOT easier. Once the mechanic is in the engine compartment and is working on the engine or inside the engine compartment he may or may not need his step stool. There is some engine work that requires the truck mechanic to be working on top of the engine where he needs to stand on a step stool and then there is engine work where he doesn’t need to stand on anything but the floor. Having a lightweight step stool that the truck mechanic can easily move out of the way and then slide it back into place will make the mechanics job go a lot faster and safer.

There are metal step stands that can be used but these steps are usually too big and bulky to get into the engine compartment for the mechanic to be able to move around the engine. So if the truck mechanic is working on the top of the engine and needs to step down to work elsewhere in the engine compartment, moving the large bulky metal stand out of his way might be hard to do. The other problem with the metal stands is they usually don’t have sufficient rubber pads on the bottom to keep the stand from sliding on the concrete floor when the mechanic is standing on it.

Truck mechanics can buy a plastic step stool sold on most tool trucks, but those step stools are usually flimsy and don’t last very long. Nor do they have rubber pads on the bottom of the step to keep them from sliding.

The folks at Shure-Step have actually worked on trucks and understand what works for truck mechanics. The mechanics step stools they offer have a rough tread on the top of the step, large rubber pads on the bottom of the step, and the Shure-Step mechanics step is load rated for 500 pounds. Oh, and yes it’s also stackable.

Shure-Step is a stackable safety step rated at 500 pounds that has many uses; Seniors, bariatric patients, physical therapists, rehabilitation facilities, bus, train, transportation drivers, warehouse workers, mechanics, technicians, aircraft maintenance and safe steps for airlines, even children benefit from the stability and strength of the Shure-Step.

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Service Centers Step Stool

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Large truck mechanics looking for a step stool to use in their service centers will use just about anything they can find that is conveniently laying around. That includes milk crates, chairs, cheap flimsy step stools, blocks of wood or anything else that might elevate them to reach their work. I would like to point out that none of those items are designed for mechanics to use while working on large trucks. In fact those items might just cost the mechanic lost time from work from falling off of them when used as a step stool. It is human nature to want to use the most convenient item because we want to get our work done quickly. But using those items as a step stool may be an accident waiting to happen. Why? Because those items are NOT designed for a mechanic to stand on! Those items when used as a step stool can ruin your company’s safety record.

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Why not research the web and look for a safe step stool that is designed for mechanics. A step stool that won’t tip over. A step stool that when oil or grease is spilled on it won’t endanger the mechanic standing on it. A step stool that is tough and durable so it will last. A step stool that is rated for 500 pounds. A step stool that will adjust in height so that the mechanic can work comfortably on trucks that are different heights or he can work on different systems of the truck.

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Does such a mechanic’s step stool exist? And if so why haven’t you heard of it? There is a step stool designed by a mechanic that will solve your safety nightmare. It is called Shure-Step and the president of the company, David DuPont, designed it after falling off a milk crate when he was working on a 4-wheel drive truck. After searching for a safe replacement step stool for his milk crate and unable to find one, he designed the Shure-Step.

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When you order your Shure-Step and use it for a few weeks you’ll even say ” This is one tough step stool, well worth it’s price”.

Safe Step Stool for Fast Lube Mechanics

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Fast lubes provide a service for their customers by providing periodic maintenance in a location convenient to their customers. But getting the oil & oil filter changed is just one of many services they offer. So each fast lube location has to hire trained mechanics to maintain their customers cars.

Fast lube mechanics come in all shapes and sizes…just like the cars, SUV’s and trucks they service. So it only makes sense that a fast lube would have safe step stools that will make their mechanics job easier. At most fast lubes you have an “underground mechanic” whose job is to drain the oil and replace the oil filter. Another mechanic above the pit servicing the customers vehicle may need to use a step stool to reach into the engine compartment to check fluid levels, inspect belts, hoses and air filter. The mechanic in the pit below the vehicle may need a safe step stool to reach an oil filter or drain plug. A lot of times in the oil change bay the surface that the mechanic is standing on is a metal grating. Not the easiest surface to keep a step stool from sliding on.

So how do you know which step stool will elevate the mechanic safely and not slide or tip over? The mechanic won’t always need the step stool in the oil change bay so moving the step stool easily will have to be a concern as well.

Shure-Step offers a lightweight, plastic step stool that is rated for 500 pounds. The 10 pound Shure-Step mechanics step is easy to move around and they come in black to hide most grease and grime. It’s rated for 500 pounds well, you know, for your big mechanics. This step is also stackable. So let’s say a 1-Ton 4X4 truck pulls into your oil change bay. Grab two 10 inch high Nobby Top Shure-Steps from in between the bay doors (where they store easily and out of the way) and your mechanic can stack one step on top of the other and have a 16 inch high work platform to check under the hood or to reach the oil filter below.

Kids Step Stools in Elementary Schools

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How will your shorter students reach the water fountain at your school if it is installed at a height that is only comfortable for older, taller students? When elementary schools are built, especially when they were built many years ago, the needs of the young students were not taken into account for in the design of the bathrooms, water fountains and lab counter tops. Some newer elementary schools have mounted high & low water fountains so most of the younger students can reach them but inside the bathrooms the sinks are installed at height that keeps most kindergartners from being able to reach the sink faucet to wash their hands. And without being elevated some of the children just won’t be able to reach the toilet either…the toilet seat is too high.

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So how do you elevate young students so they can safely get a drink of water and wash their hands?? Find a really tough step stool for them to use that will elevate the child safely. But make sure it is very durable, remember we’re talking about kids that can sometimes tear just about anything up. A step stool that kids use at school also has to have non slip rubber pads on the bottom of the step to keep it from sliding on slick or wet concrete. This step stool should also have some sort of abrasive top to keep the students wet shoes from slipping on the top. Because, in a bathroom there is water and when you mix kids and water you have a mess! And don’t forget the water fountain has water that gets splashed all around it and on the ground so the kids can stomp in the mud.

Let’s not forget the science lab counter tops that are built at a height that some students need a lift in order to participate in an experiment. The kids in these classes need a safe platform like step stool that is about 6 inches tall so they can move around on top of the step stool.

Keep Your passengers safe While Boarding aircraft

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Replace your outdated flimsy step stools.

  • All Shure-Steps are heavy duty, rated for 500 pounds.
  • The Shure-Step has no legs. It won’t wobble so you don’t slip or fall.
  • Now, women in dresses & skirts can gracefully board your aircraft.
  • Black sandpaper pad on top to keep passengers in smooth soled shoes firmly grounded, also contrasts with the bright yellow plastic to make this step easy to see, even for the visually impaired.
  • All the Shure-Step models are available in black. Great for when you don’t need this step to be the brightest star  shining.
  • The Shure-Steps have 6 large rubber pads on the bottom to keep them from sliding on smooth or wet surfaces. Why  didn’t anyone else think of this?
  • For all of our neighbors living in the icy north, we offer ice cleats that are easily installed at the beginning of winter,  & easily removed at the end of winter.

 

The Shure-Step® “NO BS” Double Guarantee

#1.Satisfaction Guaranteed for 60 Days – if you aren’t thrilled with your Shure-Step up to 60 days after purchase, return it for  a full refund.
#2.If the Shure-Step ever becomes damaged during normal use we will will replace it FREE!

6” high Senior Step Stool

SST1 Yellow Senior Step$106.77/each
SST-B1 Black Senior Step$106.77/each

 

Shipping for SST & SSTB; 1 step= $20, 2 steps= $30, 3 steps= $35, 4 steps = $40[/vc_column_text]

10” high Shure-Step® II -PASS

SS2B-PASS1 Black Shure-Step® II$108.87/each
SS2Y-PASS1 Yellow Shure-Step® II$108.87/each

 

Shipping for SS2B & SS2Y; 1 step= $20, 2 steps= $30, 3 steps= $35, 4 steps = $40

2-Step Stool

2-ST1 Yellow 2-Step Stool$117.88/each

 

Shipping for 2-ST; 1 step= $20, 2 steps= $30, 3 steps= $35, 4 steps = $40

Winter Ice Cleats for Any Model Shure-Step®

IC1 Set of 4 Cleats$8.47/each step

Custom Steps

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Lead time is approximately 6 weeks

Minimum Order: 100 units

One time set-up fee for 2 color graphics $200.00.

Shipping: Will be billed and added. F.O.B. plant in West Point, MS 39773.

How to extend the rubber pads on Shure Step

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OK, HERE ARE THE 9 GIANT REASONS
WHY THE Shure-Step® IS THE SMART CHOICE …
HOW MANY ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Want to know who builds the best step? Ask: who gives the best guarantee? Here’s ours, simple and straightforward:

Our Unmatched “NO BS” Double Guarantee

#1: Satisfaction Guaranteed for 60 Days  – If any Shure-Step product isn’t everything we promised and a lot more, if you aren’t thrilled with it after 60 days, return it for a full refund. (Most say they wouldn’t give up their Shure-Step for what they paid for it, if they couldn’t get another one!!!)
#2: Lifetime Guarantee – If the plastic Shure-Step ever becomes damaged during normal use we will replace it FREE!!
#3. Save Money Thanks To First-Rate SAFETY – The Shure-Step® has the largest standing surface of any plastic utility step in the world. Its wedge design prevents tipping. The non-skid pads prevent slipping even on smooth or wet floors!
#4: They’re Stackable – If you can’t reach high enough with one Shure-Step®, no problem, just throw another Shure-Step® on top. Most Shure-Step® products are stackable. They grow 6 inches with each added step.
#5: Lightweight But So Darned Durable You’ll Think They’re Made With Secret Plastics From Another Planet -The Shure-Step®II was crushed using a wooden block resembling a foot. It required 2,350 pounds of pressure to push the block 4 inches into the step. When the block was removed the step returned to its original shape overnight and went back to work.
#6: The Soft Top – The Shure-Step® is gentle on your body. When standing on the Shure-Step® you’ll notice that the standing surface flexes. This is so your ankles, knees and joints don’t ache after working on the Shure-Step®.
#7: Put Away The Aspirin – No Maintenance Headaches, No Replacement Headaches, Lifetime Warranty….Thanks to the double walled construction it’s the Toughest Step Ever!!!
#8: Really Better Than Any Other Step – The Shure-Step®II is rectangular (not round) for more stability, it has no wheels or moving parts to break, it has no legs so it will hold more weight.
#9: The Best Value – The Shure-Step®II will be around for years and years of trouble-free service. Unlike other steps that you replace 2 or 3 times a year because they become damaged and unstable.

“OK DAVE, EVERYTHING YOU’VE SAID MAKES A
LOT OF SENSE…NOW WHAT?”

I think you want good value. Heck – I know I do. And it’s so hard to come by these days, there are too many cheap products to sort through. So I’ve worked hard to make sure this is NOT one that will waste your time.

ANYTIME, THOUGH, FEEL FREE TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL ME, 800-273-7866. Ask ANY questions you’ve got. In fact, I’d really appreciate you calling and letting me know your reactions to this information. I’m not really a “salesperson” either, so relax – no pressure – I’m here to answer questions, help you get what you need, provide service.

CLICK HERE to order Shure-Steps

 

Waiting for your call,

David C. DuPont

PS: These steps are tough. I drove over a Shure-Step®II with a ¾ ton truck. 5 days later it popped back into shape and you couldn’t tell it had been run over!!! Can you find another step that’ll do this??? Call 800-273-7866