SAFETY. The entire team at SHOXS are committed to leading safety standards and reducing injury to those who have dedicated their lives to serving their country and communities including maritime security, search and rescue, law enforcement and commercial support operations. We strive to provide these men and women the highest quality products to help keep them safe and be effective in an unpredictable and dangerous working environment.
TRUST. When it comes to shock mitigation seating technology, our reputation for impeccable quality and superior engineering speaks for itself. By choosing SHOXS our customers across the globe have made the statement time and time again that when it comes to the safety and security of our men and women there are no cutting corners, there are no shortcuts. That’s why SHOXS remains the #1 choice for boat builders, maritime agencies and end users alike.
We are consistently raising the bar through superior engineering and functional design, integrating new technologies for ergonomics, durability, and most importantly, safety. That’s why we’ve become the industry’s most trusted supplier of shock mitigation seating technologies and systems. Experience a higher level of service and expertise from the initial concept stage to final on-site delivery — anywhere in the world.
A smarter seat is a safer seat. Most shock mitigated seats are complex, with up to 8 settings for damping and pressure adjustments based on occupant weight. SHOXSPRO Isolators are insensitive to variations in occupant weight that adjustments made with air pumps and damping knobs are simply unnecessary.
The bottom line? SHOXSPRO simply works better and keeps occupants safer. With your focus on the mission and not on complex seating adjustments, you’re less likely to be injured mid-journey or because of an incorrect adjustment — SHOXSPRO Isolators do all the work for you.
EU Directive 2002/44/EC specifies stringent constraints on acceptable workplace exposure levels to shock and mechanical vibration. The directive has a particularly important role to play in the maritime industry, where workers may be subjected to extreme shocks on a regular basis as high-speed craft slam into waves. The health risks associated with mechanical shock in the marine environment are well-known (see Ensign et al, “A Survey of Self-Reported Injuries Among Special Boat Operators,” 2004), and the EU directive is an attempt to provide protection for those in harm's way.
EU directives are similar to EU regulations, but individual member nations must transpose directives into their own regional laws. This is especially important in light of the legal precedent set by the case Francovitch v Italy, where it was ruled that a European member state could be held financially liable by those suffering from a loss due to that nation's failure to bring an EU directive into law. Through legislation introduced in 2005 (No. 1093, The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations) and in 2007 (No. 3077, The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations), the UK has implemented directive 2002/44/EC, and while the steps taken towards compliance have not been dramatic thus far, recent developments suggest that things may be about to change.