Installation: How To Install The WHALEN-JACK Post Pocket
All WHALEN-JACK equipment must be inspected before and after every use. Scaffold showing any signs of damage or extensive use must be discarded and replaced. Consult jobsite foreman if there is any question regarding integrity of scaffold.
The WHALEN-JACK Post Pocket provides fall protection at elevated floor levels, staircases and roof lines Giving you and your workers a OSHA acknowledged guardrail/fall protection system at any working level.
Ensure that the proposed site is clean, debris-free, and devoid of any damage which would compromise the strength of the receiver. Please consult with a Foreman or Superintendent if there are any questions regarding what constitutes a safe work area.
If using 2×4 rails, allow for a minimum of 12″ of overlap and consider screwing or nailing the ends together to prevent weak spots.
1. When using hand rail to provide fall protection at elevated floors:
- Rim Joist Attachment: Four (4) lag screws in vertical flange of post pocket bracket.
- Subfloor Attachment: Four (4) lag screws in horizontal flange of post pocket bracket.
2. When using hand rail to provide fall protection at stair cases:
- Exterior stringer attachment: Four (4) lag screws in vertical flange of post pocket bracket.
- Top Of Stair Tread Attachment: Four (4) lag screws in horizontal flange of post pocket bracket.
3. Once post pockets are securely attached, install handrail into post pocket and secure with pin. Guardrails (2x4s) can now be installed and secured in position.
To disassemble and reuse this system, simply pull down rails, remove posts, then back out lags and take down hand rail bracket. Always inspect parts for damage and excessive wear before storing or reusing. For any installation questions, contact your Foreman or site Superintendent.