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Safety and Information

WARNING

Metal ladders conduct electricity, do not use where contact may be made with live electrical circuits. Failure to read and follow instructions on the use of this product could result in serious personal injury or death.

Proper selection
Select ladder of proper duty rating to support combined weight of user and materials. Ladders are available with duty ratings of 95kg, 100kg, 115kg and 136 kg.

Inspection before each use
Inspect thoroughly for missing or damaged components. Never use a damaged ladder and never make temporary repairs. Inspect thoroughly for loose fasteners. Make sure all working parts are in good working order (lubricate if necessary). Clean ladder of all foreign material (wet paint, mud, snow, grease, oil, etc.). Destroy ladder if damaged, worn or exposed to fire or chemicals.

CONSIDER BEFORE EACH USE

Metal ladders conduct electricity. Keep away from electrical circuits.
Consult manufacturer for use in chemical or other corrosive environments.
Use ladder only as outlined in instructions. Ladders are designed for one person only. Do not overload. Do not use in high winds or during storms. Do not use if in poor health, if taking drugs or alcoholic beverages, or if physically handicapped. Keep shoes clean. Leather soles should not be worn. Never leave ladder set up and unattended. Pay close attention to what you are doing. Use this product at your own risk.

PROPER SET-UP AND USE – STEP LADDERS

  • Use help in setting up and steadying ladder.
  • Make sure ladder is fully open and spreaders locked.
  • Set all feet on firm, level surface.
  • Do not place on unstable, loose, or slippery surfaces.
  • Place ladder where access is not obstructed.
  • Do not place in front of unlocked doors.
  • Ladders are not intended to be used on scaffolds.
  • Secure ladder from movement where possible.
  • Make sure spreaders are locked and ladder is stable before climbing.
  • Climb only front side of ladder.
  • Face ladder when climbing up or down.
  • Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.
  • Keep body centered between side rails. Do not over-reach.
  • Get down and move ladder as needed.
  • Do not climb, stand or sit above second step from top.
  • Do not climb, stand or sit on spreader braces, ladder top or pail shelf.
  • Do not straddle front and back. Do not climb from one ladder onto another.
  • Avoid pushing or pulling off to side of ladder. Do not ‘walk’ or ‘shift’ ladder while on it.

CAUTION, IF INCORRECTLY USED, A LADDER IS DANGEROUS. PLEASE READ SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. USE ASSISTANCE TO STEADY LADDER WHEN IN USE.

PROPER SET-UP AND USE SINGLE AND EXTENSION LADDERS

 

  • Use help in setting up ladder, if possible. Set base of ladder on firm, level surface.
  • Ladder levelling devices are available for use on uneven ground.
  • Place ladder where access is not obstructed.
  • Do not place on unstable, loose, or slippery surfaces.
  • Do not place in front of unlocked doors.
  • Ladders are not intended to be used on scaffolds.
  • Secure base section before raising ladder to upright position.
  • Do not raise or lower with fly section extended.
  • Extend fly section and engage rung locks.
  • Make sure rope does not create a tripping hazard or interfere with activity near ladder.
  • Recommend tying bottom fly rung to adjacent base rung.
  • Extend and retract fly section only from ground and when no one is on ladder.
  • Do not overextend.

A minimum overlap of sections is required as follows:
Ladder size up to and including:
9m- 900mm overlap
Over 9m up to and including12m – 1200mm overlap
Over 10m up to and including
14.5m – 1500mm overlap
Sizes over 14.5m – 1800m overlap.

  • Position ladder against upper support surface.
  • Make sure ladder does not lean to side.
  • Ladder must make a 75,5º angle with the ground.
  • To establish if ladder is at proper angle – determine the distance along rail between the top and bottom support points of the ladder.
  • Divide this distance by 4.
  • The result will be the horizontal distance between the top and bottom support points.
  • Erect ladder with 700mm to 900mm extending above the roof line or working surface.
  • Secure top and bottom of ladder where possible.
  • Check that top and bottom of ladder are properly supported.
  • Make sure rung locks are engaged before climbing.
  • Face ladder when climbing up or down.
  • Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.
  • Keep body centred between side rails.
  • Do not overreach. Get down and move ladder as needed.
  • Do not climb above top support point.
  • Do not climb from one ladder to another.
  • Do not straddle or sit on rungs.
  • Avoid pushing or pulling off to side of ladder.
  • Do not ‘walk’ or ‘shift’ ladder while on it.

PROPER CARE AND STORAGE

Hang ladder on racks at intervals of 1,8m for support. Never store materials on ladder. Never drop or apply an impact load to ladder. Securely support ladder in transit.