Let’s face it, steel workers probably have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and the ladders or lifts found at constructions sites are often safety hazards. Introducing Column Climber. This shoe attachment basically turns a steel column into a ladder, or in other words, it securely grips the flanges of the column, thanks to its high strength 514 steel construction. They’re so strong, that they can hold up to 700 pounds per foot. Unfortunately, they won’t be turning anyone into Spider-Man anytime soon. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The manufacturer states that the use of the Column Climber enables steel workers to work 5 times faster than with ladders, 3 times faster versus lifts, and perform welding jobs 2 times faster, thus leading to major cost savings on a project.
“Better still, the design and functionality is not impaired by dirt, mud, grease, water, or even ice — so they can be used safely in literally any conditions. In fact, the leverage is so intense, the brand found that these devices couldn’t be dislodged even with the force of a sledgehammer,” reports Hi Consumption.