HEALTH AND SAFETY
Sneedle Props Are ONLY to be used for Domestic 2 Storey Dwellings.
Prior to using any Sneedle Props; You should identify that this is a suitable method to carry out the planned work, if unsure consult a structural engineer. You must identify all loadings that the Sneedle props will have to support including loads from a floor above which could have heavy furniture etc., a roof including tiles, a water tank in the loft, a full bath, or even people walking around above etc as you would with any form of needling.
We state that only one opening to be created at a time within one length of wall. If a corner of a building is to be removed a structural engineer should be approached, as the loads would need to be calculated. There is a process that should be followed for this, of fitting one steel first completely, then the second steel can be safely fitted. It should be checked that the masonry and any timbers are in good condition prior to any knock through as remedial work may be needed first.
You should obtain competent structural engineers’ advice, if there is any doubt about the condition of the structure or the nature of the loading or if any unusual loads are suspected.
Caution Sneedle Props are Heavy 40kg approx. (TWO PERSON LIFT) and may have sharp edges always wear protective clothing; gloves and protective foot wear.
Maximum load per Sneedle 800kg to be spaced at no more than 750mm centers to a maximum opening size of 7200mm you should get advice from a structural engineer if you have any doubts.
The contractor Must ensure the lateral stability of the building, the lateral stability of the Sneedle Props and the lateral stability of all supports during operation
The spacing of the props is to be determined by the contractor or their Temporary works engineer.
Sneedle Props Registered Trade Mark
Sneedle Props Patent Pending GB 1902097.3
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