Platform in use
Spring-loaded castor and support bracket
|The client, who is 4ft 2in, uses boxes to allow her to stand at the kitchen sink to do the washing up and look out over her garden. This was unstable and she had already fallen once. A stepped platform 25cm high with a hand rail was made. It is easily moveable so that she and other members of the family can gain access to the cupboards and drawers, and also secure when in use. A set of four spring loaded ball castors were fitted with springs chosen to lift the weight of the platform when unloaded, but to retract as soon as the client stepped on (similar to a kick-step used in libraries).