About Us

Craig Charlton founder Lock Jaw Ladder Grip

Craig Charlton

Craig is the founder of Lock and Co-inventor of Lock Jaw Ladder Grip.

I have a love of creativity and novel ideas.

It was such a great privileged to be nominated as a finalist to the "Shell Australian Innovation Awards" for the Lock Jaw design

A degree in Law and Town Planning. Meshing the innovative ideas with the practicality and technical side is rewarding and a huge bonus.

Gail Bray - General Manager Lock Jaw Ladder Grip

Gail Bray
General Manager

Gail's role is unique and varied. It is a combination of establishing strategy, developing new markets and implementing operational requirements.
Having worked in Oil and Gas for more than 25 years in a large range of operations, safety and HR roles has helped in meeting and addressing the challenges faced with any business.

The Lock Jaw Ladder Grip Story

Lock Jaw Ladder Grip is a ladder safety accessory that has been on the market since 2009. It was co-invented by Craig and Robert Charlton after a large amount of design work, trials and testing to ensure the highest standard of materials and quality. Something we want to achieve is to keep people from falling from a ladder as it can have devastating consequences not only to the individual but to the whole family.

It was a privilege to have been selected as a finalist to the “Shell Australian Innovation Award”. To be amongst the many fantastic inventors and creators at the forefront of Australia’s best ideas was a great opportunity. To read more about the awards here is a link to the article in the Australian. https://lockjawladdergrip.com.au/the-australian-innovation-challenge-sponsored-by-shell/.

2019 has been a huge year for us also being nominated as finalists for

  • Premier’s QLD Export Awards (Emerging Exporter
  • Lord Mayor Business Awards (Micro Business)



Our biggest breakthrough was selling to the Helsingborg Fire and Rescue Services. They found us by accident when someone was looking for fishing lures. They tested Lock Jaw thoroughly and have told us that it has exceeded all expectations. It was so humbling to have world leaders in the are of safety and quality adopt it as part of their height standards 

We are thrilled that Lock Jaw ladder Grip has been used by big organisations as well as small businesses worldwide. Customers include home handymen, emergency services, electricians, plumbers, roofers, solar installers, builders, pest controllers, engineering companies to name a few.

It is our goal to bring products to the market that are unique, work really well, are easy to use and are reasonably priced.



Shell Australian Innovation Award

Finalist Lord Mayor Micro Business Award

Finalist QLD Emerging Exporter Awards

Lock Jaw Ladder Grip Shell Australian Innovation Challenge Finalist
Lock Jaw Ladder Grip - Lord Mayor Business Awards
Lock Jaw Ladder Grip Premier's Export Awards Finalist

Lock Jaw Ladder Grip Demonstration

Lock Jaw Ladder Grip works on all types of ladders and is a quick and easy way to improve your safety.

This video is a quick demo of the Lock jaw Ladder Grip features and how it works

Our Commitment

We are committed to:

  • keeping our customers safe
  • ethical and honest business practices
  • contributing to the wider community in a positive way
  • 100% guarantee for quality and service, 100% of the time.
  • listening to your feedback and improving
Craig Charlton inventor of Lock Jaw Ladder Grip
Craig Charlton inventor of Lock Jaw Ladder Grip