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4. What does the block do?

The block provides a reliable and sure stop point should there ever be a vertical load placed on the gate.  This situation could occur if someone: (1) fell forward onto the gate, or (2) needed to grab the gate as they were climbing up the ladder. The block should not touch the gate.  It should [...]

4. What does the block do?

5. What are the load limits?

While the hooks are not designed for lifting, they can carry considerable maximum loads as shown below. Hook Size Maximum Load LBS KG CS-6 55 25 CS-9 77 35 CS-12 220 100 CS-15 340 155

5. What are the load limits?

5. Do I need to install the block?

Yes!  We have tested the gate at impact loads over 400 lbs. and static loads of about 500 lbs. We are confident that the Intrepid Safety Gate is quite strong.  However, it is still a cantilevered beam, and it can deflect. When installed correctly, the block stops the gate after only a short deflection (about [...]

5. Do I need to install the block?

6. Do I need to use scaffolding?

No, not at all.  The links are designed to allow top-side installation.  Follow the directions and simply drop the J-bolts (L-bolts) down through the grating openings.

6. Do I need to use scaffolding?

6. Should the gate rest on the block?

Absolutely not!!  If the gate rests on the block, it may interfere with proper closing. The block is meant to provide support only when there is a vertical load placed on the gate.  Being a cantilevered beam, it will deflect, but the block will make a sure point of contact before it deflects very far.  [...]

6. Should the gate rest on the block?

7. Is there any way to prevent the work lines from slipping off of the hooks?

Yes.  Each end of the hook has a small hole in it just for this purpose.  Once the work lines are placed into the hook, simply use a tie wrap through the hole, across the line and around the body of the safety hook.  The work lines should be secured until you release them.

7. Is there any way to prevent the work lines from slipping off of the hooks?

7. Can the links be painted?

Yes, although the safety yellow color is normally acceptable for most purposes.  The color is molded throughout the parts, so they should never need painting.  However, if desired, the collar surfaces can be wiped clean and painted.

7. Can the links be painted?

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