Ladder Rung Covers

Vigil Antislip Ladder Rung Covers eliminate the risk of slips from ladders by increasing the surface area for foot contact and greatly increasing the friction coefficient and visibility. Severe weather, spillages and even immersion in viscous or corrosive fluids won't affect the performance of the Ladder Rung Cover or it's life span.

 

Vigil Antislip ladder rung covers are manufactured with a square, tubular or custom profile to suit any diameter or cross section. Standard lengths vary from 200mm for foot only protection through to 450mm.

Ladder rung covers are manufactured in light industrial grade to ensure antislip protection without being too abrasive so as to damage bare hands. The safety yellow colour offers excellent visual highlighting and they can simply be fastened with adhesive, self tappers or pop rivets.

As ladders are often low-use, Vigil Antislip ladder rung covers are usually expected to last the life of your project.

  1. Classes

    Class 1

    Steel Foundation Splash Zones 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    Acidic areas 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    All other areas 1.2mm AM100 Colorbond Steel
    Fabric Medium Floating on steel foundation and integrated with key coat of resin system
    Resin System All layers hand laminated – not sprayed
    Cured at optimum temperature and humidity – no oven use
    Resistant to all solvents, petroleum products and acid solutions
    Must not contain any pin-prick holes or bubbles.
    Aggregate Silicone Carbide (SiC) Moh’s hardness rating of 9.2 – 9.5
    Actual Hardness : 2,480Kg / mm2
    Size of Aggregate Offshore Grade 12/20 mesh matrix
    Industrial Grade 20 Mesh
    Light Industrial Grade 24 Mesh
    Barefoot Grade 100 Mesh
    Commercial Grade 46 Mesh
    Warranty 10 Years

  2. Dimensions

    Vigil Antislip Ladder Rung Covers are measured in two dimensions; diameter of the existing ladder rung (A) and the width of the ladder rung cover required (B).

                                                                             

    Standard Dimensions    
    A 20mm 0.8″
    25mm 1.0″
    30mm 1.2″
    35mm 1.4″
    B 200mm 7.9″
    300mm 11.8″
    450mm 17.7″
    Standard Grade Light Industrial

    A: Diameter of the Existing Rung: Because ladder rungs are manufactured in various diameters, Vigil Antislip Ladder Rung Covers increase in size from 20mm to 35mm in standard 5mm increments. It is important to measure the diameter correctly to ensure a Ladder Rung Cover of tight fit is supplied.

    B: Width Required: Most ladders are 350mm – 400mm wide, however they may go up to 500mm. Standard Ladder Rung Cover widths are from 200mm to 450mm in 50mm increments, 300mm Ladder Rung Covers are the most common size, however, if foot protection only is required, 200mm Ladder Rung Covers can be installed in the centre of the rungs so that personnel’s hands can still grip the bare rung on either side of the Ladder Rung Cover.

  3. Grade

    Ladder Rung Covers are only manufactured in Light Industrial grade. This grade offers excellent antislip properties without being too severe to damage personnel’s hands.

  4. Colours

    Safety Yellow is always recommended for Ladder Rung Covers to improve visibility. The full range of Vigil colours is available on request.

    Safety Yellow

    Royal Blue

    Ochre

    Slate/Black

    Rust

    Tropical Green

    Chocolate Brown

    Platinum (also available as Off White)

    Cardinal Red

  5. Warranty

    How we can offer a 10 Year Replacement Warranty

    As innovators and pioneers in the safety industry, it is important that we lead by example.

    Our production manuals contain the QA/QC requirements for every process. As a basic rule, every production team member acts as a buyer and a seller. When a process is completed, the person who conducted that process becomes the internal seller of the product to that stage. It is then passed on to the next person in the production process – the internal buyer – who checks all specifications, etc. to ensure the previous process was carried out in accordance with requirements.

    The product continues through the production process that way, being rigorously checked by the ‘internal buyer’ at every stage.

    Every process is also signed off by the operator on the Job Card. This ensures quality is maintained and checked throughout all processes rather than just at the packaging stage. All raw materials are checked upon receipt, resins are tested for hardness and so on.

    When the products are completed, the Job Card number becomes the Warranty Number and this is stamped on the underside of every product so it can be traced should there ever be a future issue.

    The 10 Year Replacement Warranty Certificate provided with every Class 1 is signed by the Managing Director and the Production Manager. The Job Cards are archived for a minimum of 10 years so they may be recovered and the production process traced if necessary.

     

    For more information please contact us.

  6. Technical Specifications

    Class 1

    Steel Foundation Splash Zones 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    Acidic areas 1.2mm Grade 316 Stainless Steel
    All other areas 1.2mm AM100 Colorbond Steel
    Fabric Medium Floating on steel foundation and integrated with key coat of resin system
    Resin System All layers hand laminated – not sprayed
    Cured at optimum temperature and humidity – no oven use
    Resistant to all solvents, petroleum products and acid solutions
    Must not contain any pin-prick holes or bubbles.
    Aggregate Silicone Carbide (SiC) Moh’s hardness rating of 9.2 – 9.5
    Actual Hardness : 2,480Kg / mm2
    Size of Aggregate Offshore Grade 12/20 mesh matrix
    Industrial Grade 20 Mesh
    Light Industrial Grade 24 Mesh
    Barefoot Grade 100 Mesh
    Commercial Grade 46 Mesh
    Warranty 10 Years

    Test Result Summary.

    Resistance to Impact
    Test Method   : ASTM D2794.

    Result:                                          196 kg cm

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Delamination
    Test Method   : BS 3900 Pt. E10.

    Result:                                          1.90 – 2.30 N/sq mm

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Abrasion
    Test Method   : ASTM D658

    Result:                                         > 313.60 g / mm.

                                                                                                   

    Resistance to Fire.
    Test Method   : AS 1530.3.1989 AMDT No 1 APR 92

    Results

    • Ignition Time:                       5.78 mins.

    • Flame Propagation Time:    Nil S.

    • Heat Release Integral:         71.1 kJ/sq. M.

    • Smoke Release, Log D:        – 0.8101.

    • Optical Density, D:               0.1572 / M.

     

    Regulatory Indices

    Ignitability Index : 14             Range 0-20

    Spread of Flame Index *:         0

    Heat Evolved Index*:               2

    Smoke Developed Index*:      5

    * Range = 0-10

                                                                                                   

    Slip Resistance.
    Test Method   : ASTM D4518

    Results

    • Dry Condition:                       0.53.

    • Wet Condition:                      0.50.

    • Oiled Condition:                    0.49.

    • Oiled After Impact:               0.41.


    Test Method   : DIN 511 30

    Results

    • Commercial Grade:              R-13.

    • Industrial Grade:                  R-13.

    • Offshore Grade:                    R-12.

     

    Test Method   : AS / NZ 3661.1

    Results

    • Comm. grade – Dry leather:    1.30

    • Comm. grade – Dry rubber:    1.30

    • Comm. grade – Wet rubber:   0.95

     

    • Ind. grade – Dry leather:         1.50.

    • Ind. grade – Dry rubber:         1.30.

    • Ind. grade – Wet rubber:         0.85.

     

    • Offshore grade – Dry leather: 1.80.

    • Offshore grade – Dry rubber:  1.90.

    • Offshore grade – Wet rubber:  0.85.

     

    Test Method   : AS 4586:2013

    Results

    • Comm. grade                           – COF : 1.05

    – Class : D1

    • Lt. Ind. Grade                          – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

    • Industrial Grade                     – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

    • Offshore Grade                       – COF : 1.00

    – Class : D1

                                                                                                   

    Ageing Resistance.
    Test Method   : ISO 20340 : 2003
    Paints & Varnishes – Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems for Offshore and Related Structures – 4,200 hours.

    Results

    • ISO4628-2:                     No Blistering.  Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-3:                     No Rusting.     Rating Ri 0

    • ISO4628-4:                     No Cracking.   Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-5:                     No Flaking.     Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-6:                     No Chalking.   Rating 0

    • Corrosion:                       No Corrosion Creepage from Scribe Lines.

    • Pull Off Adhesion:         2MPa after 25 Cycles.

     

    Sea Water Immersion.
    Test Method   : ISO 20340 : 2003
    Paints & Varnishes – Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems for Offshore and Related Structures – 7 Days.

    Results

    • ISO4628-2:                    No Blistering.  Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-3:                    No Rusting.     Rating Ri 0

    • ISO4628-4:                    No Cracking.   Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-5:                    No Flaking.     Rating 0 (S0)

    • ISO4628-6:                    No Chalking.   Rating 0

    • Corrosion:                       < 1mm Corrosion Creepage from Scribe Lines

    • Pull Off Adhesion:         3MPa

     

    Resistance to Cathodic Disbonding.
    Test Method   : ISO 15711
    Paints & Varnishes – Determination of Resistance to Cathodic Disbonding of Coatingsb Exposed to Seawater – Method A – 7 Days.

    Results

    There is no coating disbonding, peel off and any blisters around holiday and other coating area. The result proves that the coating has resistance to cathodic disbanding under described conditions.

     

    Please Note : All Test Certificates are available upon request.

     

Procedures

•  Ensure ladder rungs are clean and free of loose paint and corrosion. If there is any rust, chip off, convert the residue with rust converter and clean with a solvent.

•  Remove Ladder Rung Covers from pack and ensure that the bonding surface (Colorbond steel) is clean and free of dust, etc.

•  Insert a cartridge of Sikaflex 291 into a cartridge gun and screw the nozzle on to the cartridge.

•  Cut approximately 25mm from the end of the nozzle leaving a hole of about 6mm diameter.

•  Apply a generous bead of adhesive along each internal corner of each Ladder Rung Cover so that they are about one quarter filled. Do not apply adhesive to more than 20 Ladder Rung Covers at a time.

•  Starting with the top ladder rung, place a Ladder Rung Cover over it and while swivelling it back and forth, apply downward pressure until adhesive oozes out each end.

•  Ensure that the top surface is horizontal, and clean the adhesive from each end if required.

•  Wipe over the second top ladder rung with a solvent soaked rag and repeat procedures 6 and 7.

•  When completed do not use the ladder for 6 hours.

Please Note

Vigil Antislip Ladder Rung Covers can be installed using pop rivets or self tappers as well, however, gluing is the most effective and can be done without hot work permits, etc.
Please ensure that caution is taken whilst climbing ladders and appropriate safety clothing is worn.

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