Savrow - Adjustable Stilts
IMPORTANT - Before using this equipment, it is crucial that all safety procedures are followed when using this product having read the instruction manual carefully. If there are any queries of any sort, the user should contact Riviera Imports who will be pleased to assist further. No liability will be accepted for any damage or injury caused by the improper use of this item, or failure to regularly inspect and adequately maintain the stilts.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all the Do's and Don'ts are adhered to at all times. These stilts will be an amazing saving to you in time, money and effort, however some practice in safe surroundings is necessary to ensure safe use.
The Load Limit for these stilts is 225 LBS, about 16 stone per pair.
Lateral Balance - Once standing in the stilts, there should be a gentle force by the upper support to your calf. If this upper support (shaped like a horse shoe) is not comfortable, it can be adjusted by moving the lateral adjustment which is adjacent to where you would place your heal. This moves the upper support inwards and outwards. The adjustment is carried out by loosening the nut, sliding the tube along the clamp to fit and then securely tightening. All adjustments should be carried out whilst sitting down.
Forward / Rearward Balance - Once standing in the stilts, they should feel comfortable and not cause you to lean forward or back to balance them. If the stilts lean forward, loosen the tube clamps and rotate the leg bands and strut tubes toward the rear, and tighten clamps. If this adjustment requires that the leg bands be rotated to where it is uncomfortable, the heel brackets need to be adjusted in the same direction as the needed rotation.
Improperly Balanced Stilts Can Be Dangerous
Remove the one wing bolt at the base of each stilt and pull the foot out to the required height. Re-fit the wing bolt to the nearest adjusting hole and tighten ensuring the washer is in place.
Safety in Using Your Stilts
Ensure you take short distinct steps and walk with your stilts slightly apart for maximum balance. Large strides could cause an over extension of the mechanism, causing the stilt to bottom out. This could cause excess wear and danger to the user.
Ensure you examine your stilts before use on each occasion. Ensure both stilts are in good repair and free of damage or wear. Ensure that all nuts and bolts are tight!
· Inspect stilts thoroughly before use, making sure the structure is free of any sign of damage, that there is no excessive wear at the connection points, and that all the bolts are tight.
· Replace any damage or excessively worn stilt components before use.
· Fasten the upper leg strap first when putting on stilts.
· Remove anything from the soles which could cause loss of traction
· Keep all straps tightly fastened and secured
· Remove stilts to adjust them unless assisted by another person
· Take short and distinct steps, making sure the stilts are raised well clear of the floor with each step
· Walk forward only, making a U-turn to reverse your direction
· Keep stilts adjusted properly
· Always look where you are stepping
· Walk only on suitable hard surfaces and level terrain
· Cover or guard floor openings, stairwells, etc
· Remove stilts when climbing or descending stairs
· Receive assistance when retrieving objects from the floor
· Be cautious when working around low profile furniture, fixtures, wires etc
· Disconnect upper leg straps last when removing the stilts.
· Wear stilts without having the proper instruction on the use of them
· Wear stilts that are uncomfortable or out of adjustment
· Wear stilts without having properly inspected them first
· Wear stilts that have damaged, excessively worn or modified components.
· Walk on oily or otherwise slippery surfaces
· Wear stilts on sandy, rocky, uneven, muddy, or excessively soft terrain
· Work around uncovered floor openings, stairwells, etc.
· Work in or around loose wire, rope, electrical cords, paper bags, broken glass, conduit, etc
· Walk on secondary scaffolding, benches, planks, stools, etc
· Carry heavy loads while walking on stilts
· Run or walk fast on stilts
· Pick up objects which are lower than foot level
· Wear stilts that are taller than necessary
· Become over confident
· Lean over desks, files, boxes, or other objects while on stilts
· Be irresponsible on stilts
· Wear stilts while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
· Take steps so large that the action springs bottom out
· Modify this product in any manner
Ensure that all hinged areas are lubricated with a silicone-based lubricant. The use of oily lubricants can attract dirt and grime from the working environment and become abrasive.
Replacement components can be ordered through Riviera Imports at extremely reasonable prices. Assistance can be gained by contacting the web site to identify the particular part required.
Sequence For Stilts Fitting
Mounting - Always attach leg straps first, before the feet.
Removal - Always ensure the foot straps are detached first, and finally the leg straps.
This is a safety measure, which will ensure that if the fitter was to stumble, the foot can still be placed on the floor.
Once attached to your feet, ensure you have assistance in getting up from the seated position and that you are well balanced before moving off. Ensure that all straps are fitted securely and comfortably.