Inspect all components of the platform when received and understand and act to chapter “Load capacity and configuration” of this manual. Do not assemble this platform
unless all components are present. Do not use this platform unless all components are fitted. Before and after using, check all parts for proper function and damage to component parts. Do not use a damaged or improperly functioning part of the suspended platform system.
Additional copies of labels are available should the originals become damaged, obscured or removed.
Replace broken or damaged platform components as necessary. Always use a suspended platform system which is in excellent condition for safety reasons (especially check stirrups).
Keep the platform level at all times.
The “V” grooves in the U-frames mate with the “V” retaining bar attached to the end stirrup. This “saddle” arrangements allows the stirrup to pivot from the vertical position when the hoists are under tension while allowing the hoists to remain upright when there is no tension on the wire rope.
Be sure wire rope is properly routed through pulleys and inlet guides at top of walk through stirrup. Be sure that the walk through stirrups are in line with the rigged points above.
Always be sure all quick-pins are in place and locked.
(A) Quick pin-Pro (new type) is self locking.
(B) Be sure to place the red safety ring into quick- pin ends after insertion into each mounting hole. This ensures that the quick-pin is secured and won’t “back-out”.
Note that quick-pins (B) come in sets of 2 pins connected together with a cable lanyard (so, 8 quick-pins – means 4 “sets”). Each lanyard is connected by means of metal clip to the U-frame. The purpose of this is to ensure that the quickpins are present on each U-frame. Should quick-pins be torn loose from lanyards, replacement quick-pins are available from your supplier. Do not use any platform that has any missing pin(s).
Be sure the hoists being used fit the end stirrup or walk through stirrup properly and that their stirrup bar aligns with the platform mounting brackets/plates. Use only hardware furnished by the hoist or stirrup manufacturer. Ask your local supplier.
Guard rails must be extended and used at all times. Note, adjustments available in guard rail posts. Height must not be less than 42″ above platform deck.
When using cantilevered sections, please read and act to chapter “Load capacity and configurations tables” for the UL-listed configurations. Note that cantilevered sections must balance (be equal in length on both sides).
Please be sure to consult with your Altrex supplier on factory approval for any configurations not listed in the tables as mentioned in chapter 6; ”Load capacity and configuration tables.”
Do not use acids (such as muriac or hydrochloric) or other corrosive substances that can effect the strength of aluminum. Should such substances come in contact with this platform, they must be immediately cleaned from the equipment and neutralized as quickly as possible. Remove all platform sections suspected or subjected to corrosive attack from service.
Do not use metal platforms near any electrical current. Contact the local electrical utility for recommendations. Danger – metal conducts electricity. Maintain a minimum safe distance of at least 10 ft. (3m). Consult the power company to shut off power or insulate/relocate the line if working closer than 10 ft (3m).
Do not use the suspended platform system if the decking surface is damaged or has deteriorated.
Do not paint Keep platform deck free from dirt and debris (especially oil or grease, which can cause a slipping hazard) and keep the platform level at all times. Do not permit slippery material to accumulate on the platform deck. Do not allow instable objects, such as boxes / loose bricks / tools and debris to accumulate on the platform deck.
Do not modify this platform in any way. This platform has been designed, engineered, manufactured and tested to exacting standards.
Do not apply impact loads to platform (e.g. dropping anything on the deck of the platform), or any other part.
Do not overload or extend platform’s total length or loading (refer to chapter 6 “Load capacity and configuration tables”). Be sure to evenly distribute weight (loading) on platform and to roof rig accordingly (adequate counter weight and tie backs).
Do not use the suspended platform system as an elevator. Do not use a ladder or other device to gain greater heights.
Do not weld anything to the component parts of the suspended platform system.