lyte combination ladder

lyte combination ladder
LYTE
COMBINATION
LADDER
INSTRUCTION GUIDE
SAFETY INFORMATION
Top Section
IMPORTANT: Do not use the Lyte Combination Ladder (LCL) until you have fully
read and understood the user guide and the Lyte Combination Ladder has been
correctly set up using the information it contains.
ALWAYS carry out a Risk Assessment for each task before you start work,
to ensure the LCL is the appropriate mode of access for the task that needs
to be undertaken.
Middle Section
Getting started.
Metal Side Bracket –
Nylon Webbing Strap
On LCL12
Before the combination ladder can be used, the ladder must be inspected
for any damage. Each section of the combination ladder has a rung lock for
safety when being transported and when in use. Please ensure these are used
correctly. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure these are engaged and locked
before use.
Base Section
Always use the ladder on a firm, level or non-slip surface.
Stabiliser Bar
The ladder is made up of 3 sections – a base section with stabiliser bar, a middle
section and top extension piece. This ladder can be set up in 3 configurations.
Before use, the first essential part of assembly of the ladder is to fit
the stabiliser bar.
Firstly, place the ladder flat on the ground and cut the stabiliser bar free
from its ties.
Next locate the rung lock near the bottom of the ladder and rotate
in order to release the top section.
Once complete, the stabiliser can be removed safely for installation.
Once removed, use the fixings provided
to fit the stabiliser bar to the bottom
section of the ladder.
A 10mm spanner and flat head screw
driver are needed for attaching the
stabiliser bar.
Safety First!
Before each use of the Lyte Combination Ladder (LCL) the following checklist below should be completed:
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Is the LCL in good condition (see equipment care & inspection information).
Do not exceed the maximum weight allowed for this ladder.
Ensure feet and stabiliser are firmly fixed and in contact with the floor.
The ladder sections are correctly located.
The rung lock is in the correct position.
Side metal locking bar is in position (6 & 9 rung only), the 12 rung side nylon webbing strap is taut.
EQUIPMENT CARE
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Check that the Lyte Combination Ladder structure is not bent, bowed, twisted, dented, cracked or corroded.
Check that fixings (feet, rivets, screws or bolts) are good, appropriate, not missing, loose, or corroded.
Check that components are not missing, loose, excessively worn, corroded or damaged.
Check that the locking mechanisms are operating and locking correctly.
Check the metal side locking bar/webbing strap and rubber feet are not worn.
Check that the entire Lyte Combination Ladder is free from contaminants. (e.g. dirt, mud, paint, oil or grease)
Note: If any of the above checks cannot be fully completed you should avoid using the Lyte Combination Ladder.
Repairs
Replacement parts are available and simple to replace. Contact your supplier.
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You should not attempt to repair the Lyte Combination Ladder unless you are qualified/competent to do so.
You can seek advice from the manufacturer regarding inspection and repair or replacement.
Storage
The important considerations when storing a Lyte Combination Ladder (LCL) (not in use) should include the following:
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Is the LCL stored away from areas where its condition could deteriorate more rapidly
(e.g. dampness, excessive heat, or exposed to the elements)?
Is the LCL stored in a position which helps it to prevent damage?
Is the LCL stored where it cannot be damaged by vehicles, heavy objects, or contaminants?
Is the LCL stored where it cannot cause a trip hazard or an obstruction?
Is the LCL stored securely where it cannot be easily used for criminal purposes?
ASSEMBLY GUIDE
1. STANDING STEPLADDER - A FRAME LADDER
Ensure the ladder is fully closed before beginning assembly. Release the rung
locks at the bottom of the ladder and raise the ladder vertically. Next open
out the bottom section from the ladder and engage the top sections into the
black bracket in order to achieve the A frame position. Ensure the metal side
bracket is in position and secure (for the LCL12 rung this applies to the nylon
webbing strap).
2. EXTENDED STEPLADDER
To achieve the extended stepladder position, repeat the step for the standing
stepladder to begin with. Once complete, extend the top section of the Lyte
Combination Ladder until there is a 3 rung overlap, but no further. Ensure metal
side bracket (nylon webbing strap on LCL12) is in position and secure.
Top Section
Extended
Metal
Side Bracket
3. STAIR WAY LADDER - ONLY FOR USE WITH
THE 6 & 9 RUNG LYTE COMBINATION LADDERS
The 6 & 9 rung Lyte Combination Ladders can be used on the stairs, however, the 12
rung is not suitable for this purpose and therefore should not be used in this manner.
Starting from the closed position, release the rung locks and raise the ladder.
Remove the bottom section and open out placing the stabiliser bar at the bottom
of the stairway.
Next, position the remaining sections into the hinged bracket and engage securely.
Once complete, the remaining section can be extended to the 3 rung overlap
position. Next, ensure the metal side bracket is secure and the ladder is ready for use.
Ensure rung locks are engaged.
4. EXTENDED LADDER
Firstly lay the ladder on the ground. Release the rung locks and extend the ladder
sections to the required length. Once complete, engage the rung locks into position.
Ensure the sections have no fewer than 3 rungs overlapped. Once complete,
raise the ladder into position.
5. COMBINATION LADDER BRACKET - LOCATIONS
After use
When finished using the LCL, return it to its original closed position,
engaging the rung locks in the secured position on each section.
LYTE COMBINATION LADDERS
Code
Rungs Per
Section
Closed Height
‘A’ Frame Ladder Height
Extended
Stepladder Height
Extension
Ladder Length
Product Weight
LCL6
6
1.86
1.78
2.83
4.1
14.4
LCL9
9
2.69
2.57
4.15
6.1
20.3
LCL12
12
3.54
3.36
5.55
8.4
25.2
Further information - STEPLADDER AND EXTENSION LADDER SAFETY GUIDE AND CHECKLIST
Extension ladders and stepladders are important items of access equipment. Used correctly all Lyte Ladders will provide many years
of reliable use. To help get the most out of your access equipment please read carefully the do’s and don’ts displayed here.
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Use ladder correct way up
Right height for the job - no overreaching
Good grip
Correct flat shoes
Clean rungs
Ladder in good condition
Two non-slip feet in good condition
Ladder at correct angle 65-75 degrees
Firm, level and unmoveable base
Ensure ground is free from contaminants
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Fully open before use and ensure restraint devices
are engaged if fitted
Right height for the job - do not overreach
Good grip - 3 points of contact
Front towards work
Correct flat shoes
Clean treads
Four feet in good condition
Firm, level and unmoveable base
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Do not step off side of ladder
Electrical hazard
Overhead hazard
Wrong height for the job - do not overreach
Not holding on - only 2 points of contact
Overloaded with material
Standing on top 3 rungs
Slippers - incorrect footwear
Mud on rungs
Damaged ladder
Foot missing or damaged
Unstable surface
Base too far from wall
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Do not step off side of ladder
Overhead hazard
Wrong height step for the job - overreaching
No grip on step - only 2 points of contact
Standing on top handrail
Slippers - incorrect footwear
Loose tools
Working side on
Slippery treads
Uneven soft ground, no flat board
Damaged stiles & treads
Missing feet
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For further information please refer to the product safety labels
or alternatively the TLA (The Ladder Association) ladder safety guide.
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