Redbacks Knee Pads Save Injury
Redbacks Knee Pads Save Injury. An award winning, non-foam based, safety kneepad which maintains its maximum cushioning effect throughout consecutive or prolonged use “can help prevent up to 6 months down time and subsequent loss of earnings through knee injury in the workplace”.
The claim comes from Cliff Lockyer, CEO of CL-7 Limited, the Daventry, Northamptonshire based manufacturers of the new UK designed, Redbacks knee pads which are winners of the ‘2012 SATRA Best Innovation in Occupational PPE Award’.
The kneepads feature a soft and flexible TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) leaf-spring, set within a unique honeycomb matrix. This new ‘Cushioning Technology’ distributes body weight evenly, elevating the knees to reduce pressure on knee, leg, ankle and foot joints whilst minimising the risk of possible injury from sharp or penetrating objects. Light, flexible and easy to fit tightly and comfortably into most knee-pocketed work trousers, these breathable, ‘non-slip’ Redbacks knee pads, with their abrasive-resistant covers, allow wearers to keep cool and dry in hot or damp conditions and protect the knees from cold surfaces.
“There are over 80,000 registered knee operations by the NHS each year”, says Lockyer, “60% of which are due to injuries resulting from soft tissue ‘wear and tear’ or osteoarthritis caused by inadequate protection whilst kneeling. It is vital therefore that in order to avoid costly down-time, as well as the unnecessary pain and discomfort, employers and the self employed should ensure they provide their workers and themselves with the best possible knee protection”.