- NEVER stand with one foot on the front side and one foot on the rear side of the ladder (straddling).
- NEVER stand on the top, or above the second rung.
Straight Ladder Positions
- NEVER stand on the top three rungs.
- The ladder should be set at an angle of approximately 75 degrees.
- Take extra care when using the shorter positions, as the stabiliser bar is not in contact with the wall.
- Ideal for reaching over flower beds, painting windows, clearing gutters, etc.
- Ensure that the rubber feet at the top are firmly and evenly pressed against the wall.
- The position is NOT suitable for use the scaffolding plates.
- NEVER use the ladder while under influence of alcohol or drugs of any kind.
- The user should be in a good condition to use this ladder.
- NEVER set up the ladder in front of doors that are not locked.
- DO NOT use ladder jacks with this ladder.
- Pushing or pulling anything while on the ladder or scaffold may cause the ladder to tip and you to fall. Use extreme caution if you must push or pull from the ladder.
- NEVER attempt to jump, walk or move ladder while on it. If you need to move the ladder, get off first. Move it, and then repositioned yourself.
- To avoid losing balance and/or tipping the ladder or scaffold, NEVER overreach. Always stay balanced while on the ladder. Keep your body centred between the side rails.
- NEVER use the ladder as a brace in any way.
- NEVER place yourself or allow anyone to stand or walk under the ladder whilst in use.
- This ladder is not a toy and is not meant for use by or near children. NEVER leave ladder and scaffold set up and unattended.
- DO NOT stand on ladder while releasing the locking mechanisms.
- DO NOT attempt to switch ladder positions whilst on the ladder.
- NEVER use stairs if they are not level. This could cause the ladder to tip or cause you to lose your balance.
- Only use ladder assembled in the positions illustrated in this manual.
- As a straight ladder, NEVER stand on or above the third rung from the top. As a step ladder, NEVER stand on or above the second rung from the top.
- Always wear shoes that have good grip while using the product. Avoid wearing loose clothing that could dangle and get caught.
- It is always advisable in ladder positions to get someone to hold the bottom of the ladder for added security.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury or death, please read these instructions and observe all warning labels on the product before use! Retain this manual for future references.
- DANGER! METAL CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY!
- DO NOT let this ladder or any of its parts contact live electrical wires.
- Maximum weight capacity for this ladder is 150kg. The weight of user plus tools and materials should not exceed 150kg.
- Always ensure all locking mechanisms are in the locked position before stepping on it or applying weight of any kind.
- The stabiliser bars must be properly and securely fitted before use.
- The scaffold plates must be fitted when using the ladder in positions that require them (see diagram in this manual).
- DO NOT use any attachments, components or accessories not sold or recommended by the manufacturer with this ladder.
- Inspect all parts prior to each use. DO NOT use if any parts of the ladder are missing, damaged or worn in any way.
- NEVER attempt to fix a damaged ladder. Always have a qualified repair person fix the damaged ladder.
- Destroy ladder if exposed to excessive heat (such as house fires) or corrosive agents (like acids or alkalis).
- Use extreme caution when using in windy, rainy or icy conditions.
- Always use a firm grip and face ladder whenever possible.
- Always set the ladder on a surface that is level, stable and dry.
- NEVER place the ladder on a slippery surface or try to increase the height of the ladder by placing anything under the stabiliser bars.
- Always use extreme caution when using the ladder on a protective surface, such as a thick carpet or rug. This may prevent the rubber feet from gripping the surface properly.
- Always use caution when getting on or off ladder.
DO NOT use the ladder in these positions without the scaffold plates in place.
IMPORTANT: The stabiliser bar should be attached before use.
NOTE: You will need to remove the T-plastic protectors before installing the stabiliser.
- Place the stabiliser bars into the ends of the side rails at each end of the ladder and secure with the nuts, bolts, and washers provided (see diagram below).
- DO NOT use the ladder without the stabiliser bars attached unless otherwise stated.
- Always check that the stabiliser bars are secure before putting any weight on the ladder.
- Only use the stabiliser bars supplied.
Scaffolding Plate Placement
IMPORTANT: Ensure the scaffolding plates are secured into position before standing on them.
Step One: Lay the first plates along the flat surface of the ladder. Ensure that the end lip of each plate is sitting over the outer edge of the outer-most rung.
Step Two: Using pliers, your thumbs or any other suitable tool, push down on the pre-cut notches on the scaffolding plate until they are low enough to press against the rung below if there is any movement.
This step must be done on both sides of the ladder.
Step Three: Visually check from below that the notches are suitably placed against the rung. Once this has been done, the positioning of these pre-cut notches no longer need to be changed.
Step Four: Position the second plate so that the pins align with the larger locking holes in the first plate. Push the pins down through the larger holes, then slide the plate outwards so that the pin is locked into position in the smaller segment of the locking hole.
To the right you can see the view from underneath looking upwards, firstly of the locking tabs unlocked, and then secondly of them locked in position.
Step Five: This is a view from above of the tabs locked into position. Make sure the plates are locked securely and not sliding out of position on the ladder before placing any objects onto the plates, and before climbing onto them yourself.
Exercise extreme caution while using the ladder.
Kogan.com is not liable for any damage or injury caused by misuse or incorrect use of the ladder or the scaffolding plates.
Using the Hinge Locking Mechanism
- Always make sure that all ladder hinges are in the locked position before using it.
- Each pair of hinges must be locked simultaneously.
- Pull out the unlocking levers to release a pair of hinges so that the locking pin is in the (UNLOCKED) position.
- Fold the relevant sections of the ladder to form the position that you require. The hinges will automatically ‘snap’ into position at certain angles, and the locking pin is in the (LOCKED) position.
CAUTION: The hinges may appear to audibly ‘click' into position, but always visually check that the locking indicator shows that hinge to be fully locked.
- Store out of reach of children, in the storage position as shown to right. Store the ladder out of direct sunlight and away from rain or other harsh weather.
- DO NOT attempt to use the ladder constructed into any positions other than those shown and described in this manual.
- If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the use of this product, please contact the Kogan.com customer support team.