IMPROVING SAFETY IN DANISH HARBOURS
With the intention of improving the safety in harbours and saving lives, Techturup and TrygFonden partnered up with Attention’s engineering and production team to create a highly visible rescue ladder.
This was the starting point for transforming a great design from a winning concept into a working reality.
The process was kicked off with real life user testing to learn about challenges and the usage of a rescue ladder.
Many hours of ideation, prototyping, engineering and testing later, the insights gathered were used to build a prototype.
It was essential to use natural materials that were already found in the harbours and blend well into the rough port environment, while still being highly visible day and night from both land and water.
The hands-on work by Attention engineering and production team resulted in a rescue ladder with a unique design and innovative features: Integrated solar panels with power-saving management, purpose-designed non-slippery steps and rubber that is resistant to salt water exposure and robust to mechanical stresses from ice and collision.
After thoroughly testing the rescue ladder in real life, several ladders have now been installed in harbours throughout Denmark.