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smorgan  
#1 Posted : 07 June 2019 14:11:58(UTC)
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smorgan

We are looking at trialing for a painting and decorating group "square wheels"

We have purchased a set of wheels that, as per the link below, state they can be retro-fitted to any set of ladders. Once the wheels were recieved I contacted the manufacturer for installation instructions as my operatives said the only way to fit them directly to the ladder was by drilling. The manufacturer confirmed this and even sent a PDF with images showing installation directly to the ladder by drilling and putting a bolt through. There is no measurments or proof that the integrity of the ladder will not be affected etc.

Im concerned that drilling is not a good idea but then again who has he sold these to in the past and how have they got around this? Is the fact you are repalcing the removed material with a tight fitting, steel nut and bolt and therefore the integrity is not deminished?

Any one with any advice or any experience of these wheels that could shed some light would be be much appreciated.

https://www.hitegear.com/square-wheel.html

A Kurdziel  
#2 Posted : 07 June 2019 14:20:16(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

What does the supplier of the ladders say?

If these are so good (and a bit obvious) why haven’t we seen these before from other manufacturers?

The make me think of those covers for electric sockets people install in schools and nurseries: They seem like a good idea if you don’t ask too many questions!

chas  
#3 Posted : 07 June 2019 14:24:15(UTC)
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chas

My interpretation of the various images on the website are that the wheels are for fitting to a stand-off bar, (ie, in my view they are stand-off bar spares), and they are not for fitting to the ladder directly. The stand-off bar can then fitted to the ladder without and drilling etc. 

AcornsConsult  
#4 Posted : 07 June 2019 17:27:17(UTC)
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AcornsConsult

Looking at the website, photos 2 + 4 seem to show a spring or ratchet braket holding the weels and no need for any drilling. Have you brought just the wheels and need to make your own frame?

bigpub  
#5 Posted : 11 June 2019 07:25:08(UTC)
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bigpub

it may sound obvious but are there any CE certs or other such testing regimes? Or is it just loads of white noise stating that they are great and proved a real game changer....... Used by construction companies all over the world..... blah. Just one more thing. What doesyour risk assessment stateregardignthese issues?

thanks 1 user thanked bigpub for this useful post.
A Kurdziel on 11/06/2019(UTC)
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