The Art Seat installation instructions
Installing the Art Seat is safe, quick and simple. Please follow the instructions below:
A. Art seat weight is 24kg unfilled so is legally ok for a singular person to carry it.
B. Art seat is suitable for soft ground – but no saturated or recently filled uncompacted ground.
C. Art Seats can be rolled (if retained within any bubble wrap) or carried, or via trolley or sack barrow if no wrapping. If rolling the Art seat ensure that it is on soft ground DO NOT roll on hard ground, even if encased in layers of bubble wrap or it will damage the paintwork.
D. If ground is soft ensure that the ground in which the Art Seat will sit on has been compacted and is level before placing the Art Seat.
1. Carry (A) or roll (C) the Art Seat (if in protective wrapping) to its place on site.
2. Decide if the seat needs to be filled:
If it is an enclosed (non-public area, school, pub, restaurant garden etc) it does not need to be filled, but for some private areas, such as roof gardens where there is risk of high wind or dropping the seat over the sides, fill the seat with sand. If it needs to be able to be moved – for informal seating arrangements and dynamic social groups, then do not fill or semi-fill – as your risk assessment allows.
If it is in a flat area with no slopes, in a non-vandal prone area, then the seat could be placed but not filled. If the seat is within the public realm in a play area, or moderate to high vandal prone area, or near to slopes, edges, streets or roads, then the seat must be filled up with sand or gravel. Fill as follows:-
3. Place the Art seat whilst still in its protective bubble wrapping on site, on its top, ensure ground complies with (D),
4. Remove cap and fill: Use only kiln dried sharp sand or bone dry 6-10mm gauge gravel, poured into a funnel, which can be a purpose made or home made one, like the one shown, (we use a large plastic liquid container, empty, dry with the bottom cut off and the cap removed and then inverted), this positioned so material enters hole in base. Pour the sand into the funnel and thence into Art Seat.
5. Fill with at least 40kg of the above materials, using a funnel as 4 above.
6. Once filled – replace cap and ensure that no persons are within the immediate area in which the seat will fall as you turn it over: Whilst the seat remains in the bubble wrap, lever it over on its side. Push seat over so it’s now in the desired place and filled.
7. Ensure the Art Seat is stable.
8. Now remove the protective wrapping and dispose of this responsibly.
Art seats are delivered on pallets of up to 5, so a fork lift truck could potentially move the seats closer to where they are being installed – thus less carrying Art seats can be stacked but not more than two high unless strapped down and they can easily be transported by trolley, sack barrow or wheel barrow.
Art Seats (unfilled) can be carried by a singular person as they weigh 24kg as long as the worker has completed the onsite induction, and/or they have received training in manual handling at work previously. Art Seat is a low risk product as its installation process is not likely to cause injury to operators or users.
View our Risk Assessment sheet here...