3.13.1 Far Bank Approach Ramps
CRUSH HAZARD. ONCE THE TRANSPORT STRAPS ARE RELEASED FROM THE APPROACH
RAMP TRANSPORT FRAME, THE APPROACH RAMPS MAY FLIP UPWARDS SHOULD
PERSONNEL WALK ON THE TAPERED END OF THE RAMP.
This operation MUST ONLY be carried out once the launch beam has been retracted and the
far bank support is clear of the far bank ramp module.
Un-strap the far bank approach ramps from their frames and remove the four retaining
Place the straps and the bars at the side of the bridge.
Using the approach ramp carrying handle lift the rear end of the central ramp of one of the
two approach ramp frames clear of its location blocks and push forward.
Place a carrying handle in each location on the front of the approach ramp and lift it ready
With the end of the approach ramp on the deck, drag the approach ramp forward until the
approach ramp approaches the gutter.
Remove the two handles and locate them in the gutter end of the approach ramp.
FALL HAZARD. DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT IF THE APPROACH RAMPS
ARE NOT PULLED TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE BRIDGE BEFORE DEPLOYMENT.
PERSONNEL SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DEPLOY APPROACH RAMPS WHILE POSITIONED
AT THE EDGE OF THE BRIDGE. FAILURE TO HEED THIS INSTRUCTION CAN LEAD TO
PERSONNEL FALLING INTO THE GAP AND SUFFERING SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
The gutter has cut outs along its bottom edge to allow the approach ramps to be inserted.
Sliding the approach ramps sideways locks them in position.
The approach ramps located toward the center of the bridge may be deployed without sliding
Lift the approach ramp and locate with the gutter in the ramp module. Place the lifting
handles on the same side at either end of the approach ramp and position the ramp to the
outside edge of bridge.
Slide the next approach ramp into the central location on the approach ramp frame and
repeat the procedure, working from the center outwards.