The 'Kone' ranger to the rescue

An invention to prevent accidents and reduce insurance claims has now become commercially available. The Talking Kone and its stablemate the Talking Knotice are in volume production for the first time and according to its designers could save businesses thousands in liability cases.

The one-metre high yellow Kone comes complete with time-delayed, customised safety warnings with adjustable volume levels.

It is vandal-proofed and replaces conventional signs, which may be easily moved or stolen.