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Important Safety Instructions

FIXED SCAFFOLD DECK INSTRUCTIONS
Read and understand all instructions and warning on platform and on scaffold before use. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in serious injury.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
1. Inspect set up. Do not use a damaged or improperly erected platform or scaffold.

2. Never attempt to straighten bent components. (They will weaken) Discard or contact the manufacturer for repair or replacement of damaged or worn components.

3. Check for loose or missing parts.

4. Do not use any components not supplied or approved by Big Daddy Ladder with this platform.

5. Only trained personnel shall erect and/or use equipment.

 
SETUP
1. Place hooks of platform on rungs of end frames and secure against wind uplift (See other labels).
2. Use in proper size platform. Do not use temporary supports or extensions.
3. Use guardrails when platform height is 4' or more in 29" wide scaffolds and 10' or more on 45" wide scaffolds. (Per OSHA requirments).
4. Use toeboards when platform height is 10' or more. (Per OSHA requirements)
5. Work level shall be filled entirely with platform boards. Maximum gap between adjacent scaffold decks shall be no more than 1'.
6. If people pass under or nearby, use safety screening to cover space between toeboards and top guardrail on all open sides and ends of scaffold. Provide overhead protections where overhead hazard exists.
7. Erect scaffold to be plum, level, rigid, and square.
8. Outriggers must be used when height of platform is three times that of the least base dimensions of the scaffold. (3 1/2 and 4 x in some states).
9. Make sure that the scaffold installations does not violate any federal, state, and local codes.

ACCESS
1. Do not climb scaffold unless all casters and adjustable legs are locked. Remove men and material from scaffold before adjusting legs.
2. Do not climb on scaffold braces or guardrails.
3. Use laddrs for access only if both the ladder and scaffold are secured against movement. Do not use ladders on scaffolds.
4. Maintain a firm grip while climbing.
5. When climbing end frames for access to platforms, do not swing around outside as you may tip the scaffold over causing severe personal injury.
6. Remove foreign substances such as mud, grease, paint, or oil from shoes, rung steps and platforms.

USE
1. Danger! Metal conducts electricity. Never use near any electrical current.
2. Acids and other corrosive substances can seriously affect the strength of aluminum. See instructions on platform regarding the use of corrosive substance.
3. Do not ride on scaffold or move a scaffold with tools, material, or equipment except under the conditions stated in ANSI or OSHA codes.
4. Do not used scaffold in inclement weather or high winds.
5. Never overload scaffold decks are designed to support a maximum of 50 lbs/sq. ft. or 75lbs./sq. ft. of platform area. (see Rated Load on platform model number label).
6. Do not abuse platform by dropping or impacting.
7. Use tageline to hoist material onto platform.

MAINTENANCE
1. Keep platforms with plywood decking sanded to prevent slipping.
2. Secure platforms from movements to avoid damage while transporting.
3. For additional information and instructions regarding use of scaffold and platform contact your employer, dealer, or the manufacturer or see ANSI A 10.8.

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PLANK AND STAGE

PROPER SELECTION
1. Select and use only planks and stages which have been manufactured and erected in accordance with appropriate ANSI standards.
2. Planks and stages are designed with rated working loads of 250, 500, and 750 pounds (113,227, and 340 kg), The total combined weight of each man and all materials should not exceed the rated working load. DO NOT OVERLOAD.
3. Use only planks and stages of the proper width and length for intended application.

INSPECTION
1. Upon receipt and before each use, inspect thoroughly for missing or damaged components and loose fasteners. Do not use a damaged or improperly functioning plank or stage. Do not make temporary repairs.
2. Remove from service and destroy any plank or stage that has been exposed to excessive heat, fire, or corrosive chemicals due to loss of structural strength.
3. Make sure decking surface is free from ice, snow, mud, grease, oil, or other slippery substances before use. Do not use if decking surface has been damaged.

PRECAUTIONS BEFORE EACH USE
1. Metal conducts electricity. Do not use metal planks and platforms near electrical circuits. Serious injury or death could result.
2. Only trained personnel shall erect and use planks and platforms.
3. Do not use if in poor health. If taking drugs or alcoholic beverages or if physical condition impairs ability to use planks and platforms safely.
4. Keep shoes clean. Do not use with leather soled shoes.
5. Overhead protection shall be provided whenever an overhead hazard exists.
6. Do not attempt to straighten a damaged side rail, rung, or decking member.
7. Do not use acids or other corrosive substances without contacting the manufacturer for specific instructions.

PROPER SET UP AND USE
1. Use guardrails, mid rails and toe boards as required by state and local regulations. Use is recommended in all cases.
2. Secure ladders, planks, and platforms from movement when accessing.
3. Do not stand on portions of plank or platform that extends beyond supports.
4. Do not allow loose or unstable objects (barrels, boxes, loose bricks, tools, debris, etc.) to accumulate on work surface.
5. Do not use a ladder or other device on plank or platform to gain additional height.
6. Do not use for cantilever applications.
7. Use only 250 pound or higher duty rated ladders when using planks or platforms with ladder jacks.
8. Erect plank or platform so that standing surface is level.
9. Support plank or platform ends only by stirrups, scaffold bearer members, trusses, or other equipment intended for this purpose. Use a minimum of 12 inches and a maximum of 18 inches overhang at each end.
10.  Do not ride a moving plank or platform or leave loose materials on a moving plank or platform.
11. Do not apply impact loads to a plank or platform.
12. Do not use a plank or platform in high winds or during an electrical storm.
13. Do not leave planks and platforms set up unattended.

PROPER CARE AND STORAGE
1. Store planks and platforms on racks designed for proper support.
2. Do not store any material on planks or platforms.
3. Support and secure planks and platforms in transit.


ALUMA-DECK FIXED SCAFFOLD DECK
Read and understand all instructions and warning on scaffold deck and on scaffold before use. Failure to comply with these intructions may result in serious injury.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
1. Inspect set-up. Do not use a damaged or improperly erected scaffold deck or scaffold.
2. Never attempt to straighten bent components (they will weaken). Discard or contact the manufacturer for repair or replacement of damaged or worn components.
3. Check for missing parts.
4. Do not use any components not supplied or approved by Big Daddy Ladder with this scaffold deck.
5. Only trained personnel shall erect and/or use equipment.

SET UP
1. Place hooks of scaffold deck on rungs of end frames and secure against wind uplift. (see other labels on product)
2. Use proper size scaffold deck. Do not use temporary supports and extensions.
3. The use of fall protection equipment is always recommended. Safety codes require guardrails and toeboards on all open sides when the platform height is 10 feet or more and may be required at lower heights, depending on the application and jurisdiction. Check applicable ANSI, OSHA, state, and local codes for specific requirements.
4. Work level shall be filled entirely with scaffold
5. If people pass under or nearby, use safety screening to cover space between toeboards & top guardrails on open sides & ends of scaffold. Provide overhead protection where overhead hazards exit.
6. Erect scaffold to be plumb, level, rigid, and square.
7. Outrigger must be used when height of platform is three times that of the least base dimensions of the scaffold (3-1/2 and 4 times in the same sides).
8. Make sure that the scaffold installations does not violate any federal, state, or local codes.

ACCESS
1. Do not climb scaffold unless all castor and adjustable legs are locked. Remove people & materials from scaffold before adjusting legs.
2. Do not climb on scaffold braces or guardrails.
3. Use ladders for access only if both the ladder and scaffold are secured against movement. Do not use ladders on scaffolds.
4. Maintain a firm grip while climbing.
5. When climbing end frames for access to platforms, do not swing around outside as scaffold may flip over resulting in severe injury and possibly death.
6. Remove foreign substances such as mud, grease, paint, or oil from shoes, rungs, steps, and platforms.

USE
1. DANGER METAL CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY! Never use near any electrical current.
2. Acids and other corrosive substances can seriously affect the strength of aluminum. See instructions on scaffold deck regarding use of corrosive substances.
3. Do not ride on scaffold or move a scaffold with tools, materials, or equipment except under the conditions stated in ANSI or OSHA codes.
4. Do not use scaffold in inclement weather or high winds.
5. Never overload, Aluma-Deck are designed to support a maximum of 50 lbs./sq.ft. (10 ft. models only) or 75 lbs./sq.ft. platform area. (see rated load on model number label)
6. Do not abuse scaffold deck by dropping or impacting.
7. Use tagline to hoist materials onto platform.

MAINTENANCE
1. Keep platform free of debris, mortar, or paint build-up, mud, ice, and other slippery substances.
2. Secure platform from movement to avoid damage while transporting.
3. For additional information and instructions regarding use of scaffold contact the manufacturer. For additional information and instructions regarding use of scaffold deck consult sales@bigdaddyladder.com.

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EXTENSION LADDER-FOR YOUR SAFETY
1. Select ladder of proper length to reach working height.
2. IMPORTANT: Ladders are designed to support one person plus materials and tools, Not more than the working load on the notice sign on this ladder.
3. Select ladders within the following

Type Duty-Rating Working Load
     
1AA Special Duty 375 lbs.
1A Industrial-Extra Heavy 300 lbs.
1 Industrial-Heavy 250 lbs.
ll Commercial-Medium 225 lbs.
lll Household-Light 200 lbs.


INSPECTION
1. Inspect upon receipt and before each use.
2. Make sure all rivets and joints, nuts, and bolts are tight, rungs secure, ladder extension locks functioning, and if necessary lubricate.
3. Never climb a damaged, bent, or broken ladder.
4. Keep ladder clean, free from grease, oil, mud, snow, wet paint and other slippery material. Keep your shoes clean, leather soles should not be used.
5. Never make temporary repairs of damaged or missing parts.
6. All working parts must be in good working order.
7. Destroy ladder if broken, worn, or if exposed to fire or chemical corrosion.

PROPER SET-UP
1. DANGER! METAL CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY. Do not let ladders of any material come in contact with live electrical wires.
2. Secure base when erecting ladder.
3. Set single or extension ladder at proper 75-1/2 degree angle by placing ladder base a distance equal to 1/4 total working length of ladder away from base of vertical support. If distance is less than 3ft., place base of ladder a minimum of 3ft. from vertical support.
4. Set ladder on firm ground. Do not lean sideways. Do not use on ice or snow or slippery surface without non-skid devices or securing feet.
5. Erect ladder 1 to 3 feet extending above roof line or working surface; tie top at support points.
6. Extend top section only from ground, never by "bouncing" or from the roof.
7. Do not over-extend- maintain maximum overlap of sections up to and including 36ft. -3ft. over 36ft. and including 48ft-4ft; over 48ft. -5ft.
8. Place on a firm surface and a secure footing. Do not use on slippery surfaces. Do not place on boxes, unstable bases or scaffolds to gain additional height.
9. Do not placein front of door opening toward ladder.
10. Where possible use second person to hold ladder.

PROPER CLIMBING AND USE
1. DO NOT USE LADDERS if you tire easily, are subject to fainting spells, are using medicine or alcohol or are physically impaired.
2. To protect children, do not leave ladder set-up and unattended.
3. Securely engage ladder lock before climbing. Check that top and bottom end of ladder rails are firmly supported.
4. Face ladder when climbing up or down, keep body centered between side rails, move ladder as needed.
5. Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.
6. Do not climb onto a ladder from the side unless ladder is secured against side-wise motion, or climb from one ladder to another.
7. Do not stand closer to the top than 3ft. from the top, never climb above the top support.
8. Do not use ladder in high winds.
9. Never use ladders as a platform, plank, or hoist. Never use ladder on a scaffold. Do not overload. Ladders are meant for one person.
10. Keep ladder close to work; avoid pushing or pulling off to side of ladder.
11. Never drop or apply and impact load to ladder.
12. Do not "walk" or "shift" ladder while standing on it.


PROPER CARE AND STORAGE
1. Hang ladder on racks in dry place at intervals of 6 feet for support.
2. Properly secure and support ladder while in transit.
3. Never store materials on ladder.
4. Never paint a wood ladder, treat at frequent intervals with wood preservatives or clear coating.
5.Keep ladder clean and free of foreign materials.


STEPLADDER- FOR YOUR SAFETY
1. Select ladder of proper length to reach working height.
2. IMPORTANT: Ladders are designed to support one person plus materials and tools not more than the working load on the notice sign on this ladder.
3. Select ladders within the following:

TYPE DUTY RATING WORKING LOAD
     
1AA Special Duty 375 lbs.
1A Industrial-Extra Heavy 300 lbs.
l Industrial-Heavy 250 lbs.
ll Comercial-Medium 225 lbs.
lll Household-Light 200 lbs.


INSPECTION
1. Make sure ladder is fully open, spreaders secure, pail shelf in position.
2. Place on firm level surface with a secure footing. Do not use on slippery surfaces. Do not place on boxes, unstable bases or on scaffolds to gain additional height. Do not place in front of doors opening towards ladder.

PROPER SET-UP
1. DANGER! METAL CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY. Do not let ladders of any material come in contact with live electrical wires.
2. Make sure ladder is fully open, spreaders secure, pail shelf in position.
3. Place on firm level surface with a secure footing. Do not use on slippery surfaces. Do not place on boxes, unstable bases or scaffolds to gain additional height. Do not place in front of door opening toward ladder.

PROPER CLIMBING AND USE
1. DO NOT USE LADDERS if you tire easily, are subject to fainting spells, are using medicine or alcohol or are physically impaired.
2. To protect children, do not leave ladder set up and unattended.
3. Face ladder when climbing up or down; keep body centered between side rails.
4. Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.
5. Never climb a ladder from the side unless ladder is secured against side-wise motion.
6. Do not over reach; move ladder when needed.
7. Do not "walk" or "jog" ladder when standing on it.
8. Do not stand, climb, or sit on ladder top, pail shelf, braces or back section.
9. Do not overload, ladders are meant for one person. Do not use as brace, platform or plank.
10. Keep ladder close to work; avoid pushing or pulling off to the side of ladders.

PROPER CARE AND STORAGE
1. Store ladder in a safe and dry place.
2. Properly secure and support ladder while in transit.
3. Never store materials on ladder.
4. Never paint a wood ladder, treat at frequent intervals with wood preservative or clear coating.
5. Keep ladder clean and free of all foreign materials.

COMBINATION LADDER-SAFETY FIRST
1. Select ladder of proper length to reach working height.
2. IMPORTANT: Ladders are designed to support one person plus materials and tools not more than the working load on the notice sign on this ladder.
3. Select ladders within the following:
TYPE DUTY RATING WORKING LOAD
1AA Special Duty 375 lbs.
1A Industrial-Extra Heavy 300 lbs.
1 Industrial-Heavy 250 lbs.

INSPECTION
1. Inspect upon receipt and before each use.
2. Make sure all rivets joints, nuts, and bolts are tight; rungs are secure, extension locks and spreader brackets are functioning.
3. Never climb a damaged, bent, or broken ladder.
4. Keep ladder clean, free from grease, oil, mud, snow, wet paint, and other slippery materials. Keep your hands clean, leather gloves should not be used.
5. Never make temporary repairs of damaged or missing parts.
6. All working parts must be in good working order.
7. Destroy ladder if broken, worn or if exposed to fire or chemical corrosion.

PROPER SET-UP AND USE AS A STEPLADDER OR AN EXTENTION LADDER
1. DANGER! LADDERS CONDUCT ELECTRICITY! Do not let ladders or any material come in contact with live wires.
2. Place on firm level surface with a secure footing. Do not use on slippery surfaces. Do not place on boxes, unstable bases, or scaffolds to gain additional height.
3. DO NOT USE LADDERS if you are easily fatigued, subject to fainting, are using medicine or alcohol or are physically impaired.
4. Do not leave ladder set-up and unattended.
5. Face ladder when climbing up or down; keep body centered between side rails.
6. Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.
7. Never climb onto a ladder from the side unless ladder is secured against sideways motion.
8. Do not over reach; move ladder when needed.
9. Do not "walk" or "jog" ladder when standing on it.
10. Do not overload. Do not use as brace, platform, or plank.
11. Keep ladder close at work; avoid pushing or pulling off to the side of ladders.
12. Do not place in front of doors opening towards ladder.

AS A STEPLADDER
1. Always fully open ladder, engage pins in slot in hinge brackets at top of ladder and lock spreaders before climbing.
2. Do not stand, climb, or sit on spreaders or above 2 feet from top ladder.

AS AN EXTENSION LADDER
1. Extend top section and securely engage locks only from the ground, never by "bouncing" or from the roof.
2. Set ladder at proper 75-1/2 degree angle by placing ladder base a distance equal to 1/4 total working length of ladder away from base of vertical support. If distance is less than 3 ft. place base of lader a minimum of 3ft. from vertical support.
3. Erect ladder so that approximately 3 ft. extends above roofline or working surface.
4. Chech that both ends of ladder rails are firmly supported.
5. Do not stand closer than 3ft. from top. Never climb above the top support point.

PROPER CARE AND STORAGE
1. Store ladder in safe and dry place.
2. Properly secure and support ladder while in transit.
3. Never store materials on ladder.
4. Keep ladder clean and free of all foreign materials.


TRESTLE LADDER- FOR YOUR SAFETY

PROPER SELECTION
1. Select ladder of proper length to reach working height.
2. IMPORTANT: Ladders are designed to support one person plus materials and tools per side not more than the working load on the notice sign on this ladder.

INSPECTION
1. Inspect upon receipt and before each use, never climb a damaged, bent, or broken ladder, all working parts, must be in good working order.
2. Make sure all rivets, joints, nuts, and bolts are tight. Also check that steps and rungs are secure and spreaders function properly.
3. Keep ladder clean, free from grease, oil, mud, snow, wet paint, and other slippery material. Keep your shoes clean, leather soles should not be used.
4. Never make temporary respairs on damaged or missing parts.
5. Destroy ladder if broken, worn or if exposed to fire or chemical corrosion.

PROPER SET-UP
1. Make sure ladder is fully open and spreaders are secure.
2. Place on a firm level surface with secure footing. Do not use on slippery surfaces. Do not place on boxes, unstable bases or scaffolds to gain additional height. Do not place in front of doors opening toward the ladder.

PROPER CLIMBING AND USE
1. DO NOT USE LADDERS if you tire easily, are subject to fainting spells, are using medicine or alcohol or are physically impaired.

2. To protect children, do not leave ladder set up and unattended.

3. Face ladder when climbing up or down, keep body centered between side rails.

4. Maintain a firm grip. Use both hands in climbing.

5. Never climb ladder from side unless ladder is secured against side-wise motion.

6. Do not over reach, move ladder when needed.

7. Do not "walk" or "jog" ladder when standing on it.

8. Do not stand, climb, or sit on ladder top or braces.

9. Do not overload. Do not use as a brace, platform, or plank.

10. Keep ladder close to work, avoid pushing or pulling off to side of ladder.

 

FOR SCAFFOLD USE
1. Follow instructions on scaffold plank.
2. Do not place plank above second rung from top.
3. Secure plank to ladder before each use.
4. Secure or guy ladder to prevent excessive movement.
5. Use properly secured third ladder to access plank.

PROPER CARE AND STORAGE
1. Store ladder in safe dry place.
2. Properly secure and support ladder while in transit.
3. Never store materials on ladder.
4. Never paint a wood ladder, treat at frequent intervals with wood preservative or clear coating.
5.  Keep ladder clean and free of all foreign materials.