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LOBO Work Platforms FAQs

LOBO Work Platform – Frequently Asked Questions

Is the LOBO System scaffolding?
No, LOBO is a light weight, portable work platform system used for industrial maintenance or production.  It does not replace traditional tube and clamp scaffolding on construction sites.

What is the LOBO System made from?
All Legs, Extensions and Tubes are made from steel. Loboards are made up of an aluminium box section support with a birch plywood board, finished with a black non-slip surface. The birch plywood board can be substituted for an metallic aluminium diamond plate surface.

How do I arrange a product demonstration?
Contact your Levitt-Safety representative by calling 1.888.453.8488 or  Click here.

Are all LOBO Systems’ products compatible?
Yes, all products are fully compatible with eachother and have been designed to integrate together.

Apart from access equipment, what are the other known uses of the LOBO System?
Here are some of the uses that we have provided:

  1. Stage/Bandstand
  2. Terracing
  3. Tents
  4. Engine Hoist

Where is the LOBO System best suited?
In any area where maintenance, cleaning or production is performed.

Typically what sort of companies will buy the LOBO System?

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Food and Beverage Production
  3. Utilities
  4. Automotive
  5. Facilities Management
  6. Aviation and Aerospace

Can the LOBO System be made stable on uneven ground?
Yes, by loosening the 2 bolts on one side and adjusting the legs stability can normally be achieved.

Is the LOBO System free standing?
Yes, but always ensure that it is safe to use by using Outriggers or by bracing it to a wall.

What regulations does the LOBO System conform to in the USA?
OSHA compliant and ANSI A10.8.

What standard has LOBO Systems certified to?
EN1004 & British Standard 1139 parts 4 and 3.

Will the LOBO System integrate with existing scaffolding?
Yes, the System will connect to most existing scaffolding systems.

What is the maximum height the LOBO System will adjust to?
8.5 metres / 25 feet.

Can the LOBO System be used to tie off for fall arrest or harness attachment purposes?
No, the system is not designed to be used for harnesses or other fall arrest connections.

If two tubes are clamped together using the Loband, are they now load bearing?
Only if lower tube is supported in fixed clamps and the upper tube is at right angles to the lower tube.

What is the safe working load of the Trestle Legs and Loboards?
The safe working load is 250kg / 550lbs per Trestle Leg or 300Kg / 660lbs for Loboards.

At what height should I use handrails?
At any height where there is a risk of injury due to a fall.

When should I use Toe Boards?
At any height.

What is the surface finish on a Lobo component?
It is zinc electroplate with an olive passivation.

Are Sway Braces load bearing?
No, they are only used to make the structure rigid.

Need I tighten the L Bolt with a tool?
No, under normal conditions the strength of a hand is enough.

When should I use Outriggers?
Whenever there is movement in a structure and definitely when the structure is over 2 metres/6.5 feet standing height.

What is the working Height to Base Ratio which must never be exceeded?
Three times the height to one times the base width.

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