Redbacks is an award winning, non-foam based, trouser-pocketed safety kneepad which maintains its maximum cushioning effect throughout consecutive or prolonged use. According to Cliff Lockyer, CEO of CL-7 Limited, the British manufacturers of the UK designed kneepads, "[Redbacks] can help prevent up to six months down time and subsequent loss of earnings through knee injury in the workplace."
‘Redbacks’ are winners of the ‘2012 SATRA Best Innovation in Occupational PPE Award’, and nominated for ‘top product’ awards by leading UK trade media for 2014.
“It is vital to have the correct knee protection in the workplace in order to avoid long-term pain and discomfort and prevent expensive down time loss of earnings” says Lockyer. “In 2010 there were 719,000 total knee replacements in the United States and 90,000 registered operations by Britain’s National Health Service with patients having to wait an average of 100 days before they were operated on; 60% of injuries result from soft tissue ‘wear and tear’ or osteoarthritis caused by inadequate protection whilst kneeling”.
The kneepads feature a soft and flexibleThermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) leaf-spring set within a honeycomb matrix. This unique ‘Redbacks Cushioning Technology’ distributes body weight evenly, elevating the knees to relieve back pain and reduce pressure on knee, leg, ankle and foot joints, whilst minimising the risk of possible injury from sharp or penetrating objects.