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close this bookDisaster Rescue - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 183 p.)
close this folderCHAPTER FOUR - LADDERS
View the documentLadders
View the documentTerminology
View the documentConstruction
View the documentCare And Maintenance
View the documentAngle of Ladders When Raised
View the documentSecuring the Head of the Ladder
View the documentSecuring the Foot of the Ladder
View the documentLadder Climbing (Figure 4:3)
View the documentErecting and Extending the Ladder (Three Rescuers) (Figure 4:4)
View the documentErecting and Extending the Ladder (Two Rescuers) (Figure 4:5)
View the documentHalving Ladders

Halving 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 The ropes are uncoupled from the hooks or cleats, the pawls freed and the upper extension withdrawn.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.