4.12.1 Deploying Home Bank approach Ramps
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
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.
Un-strap the home bank approach ramps stored on flatrack V1 from their frames and
remove the four retaining bars.
Place the straps and the bars at the side of flatrack V1.
Using four personnel with carrying handles lift the approach ramp from the approach
ramp frame and offer up approach ramp to the home bank ramp module.
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.
Lift the approach ramp and locate with the gutter in the center of the ramp module,
slide sideways to the edge of the bridge. Repeat procedure to fully ramp bridge.
Lift the two approach ramp frames and store on an empty flatrack.
Position 3 defile marker posts on either side of the bridge to form a lead onto the
bridge for traffic. When deploying defile markers in any ground, uses a road form
spike pin inserted into the ground (use sledge hammer or pneumatic hammer) and
place the defile marker so that defile marker box section is fitted over the head of the
road form spike.
Wrap marker tape between the posts securing it in the defile marker post slot and tie
back to the ramp module.
If anchoring the bridge is required, anchor the DSB as described in Chapter 3,
Section VI. 3.15 Bridge Anchorage Design.