Protecta Aluminum Tripod User Instructions

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Protecta Aluminum Tripod
User Instructions
compatibility
Installation
System Compatibility: The Protecta AK105A
Tripod is designed for use with Protecta
approved components and subsystems only.
Substitutions or replacements made with
unauthorized components or subsystems may
jeopardize compatibility of equipment and may
affect the safety of the entire system.
Plan your fall protection system before starting
your work. Account for all factors that may
affect your safety before, during, and after a
fall.
Refer to the following Figures for Tripod set
up, use and takedown.
Figure 1 - Remove Tripod from Carry Bag and Stand Vertically
Grip the head of the tripod and lift the
tripod assembly from the carrying bag.
Stand the tripod vertically. Swing each of
the three legs out until each leg is in the
locked position.
An audible “click” will be heard as each
leg snaps into the locked position.
This manual is intended to meet the Manufacturer’s
Instructions as required by the following standards
and should be used as part of an employee training
program as required by OSHA:
I S O
9001
ansi Z359.1-2007
Z359.4-2007
Refer to local, state, and federal (OSHA)
requirements governing occupational safety for
additional information regarding Personal Fall
Arrest Systems.
WARNING: This product is part of a Personal
Fall Arrest System1. The user must read and
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each
component or part of the complete system. These
instructions must be provided to the user of this
equipment. The user must read and understand
these instructions or have them explained to
them before using this equipment. Manufacturer’s
instructions must be followed for proper use and
maintenance of this product. Alterations or misuse
of this product or failure to follow instructions may
result in serious injury or death.
Figure 2 - Locking Pins in Locked Position
For all tripod legs to be secured in the
locked position, each of the three leg
locking pins must be flush with the top of
the tripod head.
A
A
A
A = Unlocked Pins
B
1
IMPORTANT: If you have questions on the
B
B = Locked Pins
B
use, care, or suitability of this equipment for your
application, contact Capital Safety.
DESCRIPTION
The aluminum the is a confined space and
rescue tripod.
Applications
The Protecta AK105A Tripod is used for
confined space shaft and manhole entry and
retrieval. An optional Mounting Bracket can
be used with the Tripod to mount an SRL as
part of of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)
where a combination of worker mobility and
fall protection is required. Mounting Brackets
and SRLs are sold separately.
Training
This equipment is intended to be used by
persons trained in its correct application and
use. It is the responsibility of the user to
assure they are familiar with these instructions
and are trained in the correct care and use
of this equipment. Users must also be aware
of the operating characteristics, application
limits, and the consequences of improper use.
limitations & Requirements
Always consider the product limitations and
installation and use requirements specified in
the installation and user instructions supplied
with other components of the Personal Fall
Arrest System (PFAS).
Figure 3 - Tripod Leg Height Adjustment
The height of each tripod leg can be separately adjusted as needed.
1. To adjust the height of a leg pull off the wire pin lock (C) on the leg height locking pin (D).
Pull out the leg height locking pin completely. (If the tripod is upright, support the tripod
to prevent it from tipping over when the leg height locking pin is removed.)
2. After the leg height locking pin has been removed, pull the telescoping leg out (E), or push
it in, to achieve the required leg height.
3. Reinsert the leg height locking pin
(pin holes in the outer and inner
leg tubes must align so that the pin
can be reinserted). Pull the wire
pin lock back over the exposed
end of the leg height locking pin to
secure it.
Repeat for each leg as necessary
to bring the tripod to the required
working height. Index numbers on
each leg can be used as a visual aid
during leg height adjustment.
1
2
C
3
E
D
1 PERSONAL Fall Arrest System: An assembly of
components and subsystems used to arrest a person
in a free fall.
Form no: 8900276 Rev: C
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Figure 4 - Secure Tripod Legs With Chain
The included leg chain (F) is used to
prevent the spread of the three tripod
legs beyond their locked position.
Feed the chain through each of the
chain retainers (G) in the three tripod
feet.
F
While keeping the tripod legs in position,
pull the leg chain tight through the chain
retainers. Secure the chain ends with
the chain
hook (H).
H
G
Figure 5 - Position Tripod Over Entry Point
Confirm that the tripod is positioned on
a firm surface.
The eyebolt anchor point at the center
of the tripod head (I) must be located
centrally over the entry shaft or hole.
Note: Only the center eyebolt anchor
point (I) can be used for fall arrest.
Confirm that there is adequate clearance
(J) between the tripod feet and the edge
of the entry shaft or hole.
I
J
J
J
Figure 6 - Tripod Use
Figure 7 - Dismantle Tripod After Use
Close the entry point by replacing cover or blocking the
entry shaft or hole. Remove the entry safety equipment
from the tripod eyebolt anchor point and bracket (if
used). Collapse the telescoping legs by removing the leg
height locking pins (see Figure 3) and telescope the legs
back to their lowest locking point. Insert pins.
This figure illustrates an example of the
use of the Protecta Tripod for confined
space entry fall protection. A Protecta
Rebel Retrieval SRL-R is mounted on a
leg of the tripod using a bracket. The
SRL lifeline is routed through a pulley
attached to the eyebolt anchor point at
the center of the tripod head.
Stand the tripod vertically
and pull the leg locking
pins up. Swing the legs
inward to the center.
See the specific instructions included
with your entry safety equipment for
installation and use details.
Place the tripod in
the carrying bag for
transportation or storage.
Ensure that road safety considerations
are followed. Do not leave an open shaft
unattended.
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inspection
Table 1 - Tripod Inspection Checklist
Before using the Protecta Tripod:
Check all structural parts for damage, dents,
cracked welds, bent or crushed tubes.
Check all hardware (pins, screws, nuts, bolts,
pulleys, rollers and brackets) for damaged
threads, bent, damaged or missing fasteners
and loose fasteners.
Inspect all equipment for missing, damaged
or otherwise illegible warning labels. Any
damaged, missing or illegible labels must be
replaced before using the tripod.
Any winches, self-retracting lifelines (SRLs),
work positioning or fall-arrest equipment used
with your Protecta Tripod must be installed,
inspected, maintained and operated according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Weekly Inspection: Perform a complete
visual inspection as outlined in ”Before using
the Protecta Tripod.” Clean equipment as
required, thoroughly inspect all welds, labels,
pins, fasteners, brackets and parts. Record all
findings on a copy of the “hoist inspection log.
If any problems are found with the equipment
DO NOT USE until it has been repaired.
Annual Inspection: Clean tripod thoroughly
using a damp cloth and a mild soap solution.
Perform a complete visual inspection as
described in ”Before using the Protecta
Tripod” above. More frequent inspections by
a competent person1 may be required based
on the nature and severity of workplace
conditions affecting the equipment and the
modes of use and exposure time of the
equipment. Record all findings in Table 1
“Tripod Inspection Checklist.”
If any problems are found do not use the
tripod until it has been repaired.
Inspection:
User
Inspect for loose or missing fasteners, pins and bent or damaged
parts.
Inspect for dents, distortion, cracks, corrosion or other damage.
Inspect for smooth operation of leg locking pins.
All labels must be present and fully legible (labels identified in
Figure 8).
Corrective Action/Maintenance:
Date:
Corrective Action/Maintenance:
Anodized Aluminum
Tripod Head:
Cast Aluminum
Maximum Load: 1 or 2 users
Working Height: 53” to 92.5”
(1.35 to 2.35 m)
Weight:
30 lbs (13.5 kg)
Packaged Length:
67” (1.7 m)
Test Standard:
Z359.1-2007, Z359.4-2007
Approved By:
Date:
Corrective Action/Maintenance:
Approved By:
Date:
Corrective Action/Maintenance:
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Date:
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Date:
Labels
Figure 8 - Labels
specifications
Tripod Legs: Approved By:
Height Setting Points: 1 - 8
Working Field:
1.54 m min.
2.68 m max.
1 Competent Person: An individual designated
by the employer to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation, and monitoring
of the employer’s managed fall protection program
who, through training and knowledge, is capable of
identifying, evaluating, and addressing existing and
potential fall hazards, and who has the employer’s
authority to take prompt corrective action with regard
to such hazards.
3
Competent
Person
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
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original end user (“End User”) that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship under
normal use and service. This warranty extends for the lifetime of the product from the date the product is
purchased by the End User, in new and unused condition, from a CAPITAL SAFETY authorized distributor.
CAPITAL SAFETY’S entire liability to End User and End User’s exclusive remedy under this warranty is limited
to the repair or replacement in kind of any defective product within its lifetime (as CAPITAL SAFETY in its sole
discretion determines and deems appropriate). No oral or written information or advice given by CAPITAL
SAFETY, its distributors, directors, officers, agents or employees shall create any different or additional
warranties or in any way increase the scope of this warranty. CAPITAL SAFETY will not accept liability for defects
that are the result of product abuse, misuse, alteration or modification, or for defects that are due to a failure to
install, maintain, or use the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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