|Disaster Rescue - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 183 p.)|
|CHAPTER FOUR - LADDERS|
4.10 Halving Ladders
In some cases it may be necessary to have two short ladders when only one long extension is available. This can be achieved by halving the extension ladder, ie by removing the sliding extension from the main ladder. The ladder should first be placed on the ground, the sliding section uppermost. The ropes are uncoupled from the hooks or cleats, the pawls freed and the upper extension withdrawn. To reassemble, reverse the procedure.
NOTE: Some extension ladders can not be halved.