PowerMate® is the only powered stair climbing hand truck approved for use on the London Underground.
Having met the extremely stringent health and safety requirements, PowerMate® is now being used by a number of approved contractors handling varying types of loads within the London underground. In these applications PowerMate® is required to cope with step heights which can exceed 8”. Most other stair climbers have a fixed height movement which can cause the load to be held at an extreme, possible unsafe angle. With PowerMate® the wheels are safely balanced on each tread. A further unique PowerMate® benefit is the ‘break back’ characteristic which requires much less physical effort to pull the machine and its load into an operational position for stair climbing.
The PowerMate® acceptance and acquisition by the London Underground illustrates that even the most traditional of companies (London underground dates back to 1863) are prepared to invest in modern safety handling equipment.