In the beginning . . . we observed that the Davit equipment of our competitors all weighed more than 125 lbs.
We also observed that the Operators at the Water and Wastewater facilities were not getting younger. Neither were their backs! There was an anomaly in our competitors' equipment with their sockets being light and compact, but their Davits being heavy and cumbersome.
So, why create another very heavy Davit which was challenging to the backs of the Operators?
Instead, we decided that having lightweight, aluminum Davits to carry would be more appealing to the Operators and more appealing to the Municipalities and their desire to avoid serious and expensive injuries to their employees. So, what was the answer to this safe-lifting challenge?
The answer? A Tall Socket, of course!
At 42", our Standard Socket of mild steel is powdercoated a bright Safety Yellow which is easily seen on a Plant's site at any time of the year and, particularly, in our snowy Winters when they can be found easily above the snow. As part of our lightweight Davit System, the Davits weigh 34 lbs and 43 lbs and can be carried easily from one Socket to the next for the servicing of the pumps -- without requiring any bending to lift the lightweight Davit . As an added bonus as the site expands, only additional tall steel Sockets are required which reduces the cost for the Municipalities.
Being able to place the tall Socket against the safety railing is an additional bonus for safe lifting of the pumps; as well, unlike short sockets, the tall Socket does not fill up with snow and ice, so the challenge to chip out the Socket for use simply does not exist -- and, of course, we do supply covers for all of our Sockets.