The following is a set of procedures to operate the Chair Lift at our Masonic Lodge building. There should be someone availble to help for scheduled meetings but it never hurts to be familiar with the procedures.
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Hiram Lodge No.14
A.F.& A.M. in the Province of British Columbia, Canada
There are three keys with the system: These keys should remain in their respective places at all times.
i) One key is inserted in a keyway on the arm of the chair
ii) A second key is inserted in a small box (or station) at the bottom of the stairs.
iii) The third key is inserted in a small box (or station) at the top of the stairs.
Chair is at the bottom:
1. First, lower footrest on chair.
2. Before you sit in the chair, turn on the key located on the chair arm (easier to do while standing)
3. Once you're sitting down in the chair notice the steel bar that goes behind you on the back
side of the seat. There are two small black handles attached to that bar on the left and right
side of the chair. Pushing down on either side will release the locking mechanism - allowing
the chair to swivel 90 degrees for better access and exit when sitting down or standing up.
To activate Chair:
4. Both feet must be on the footrest.
5. Both armrests must be in the down position.
6. There is a lever (or joystick) on the right armrest. Push the lever forward and hold to activate
until the chair stops. The chair stops automatically when it reaches the top (or bottoma) stair.
Arriving at the top of the stairs:
7. release swivel 'lock' by pressing down on either black handle and swivel for exiting
8. lift armrests and stand-up
9. turn off key, lower armrests, lift footrest up to side of chair.
Calling the chair: (from the opposite end of the staircase)
1. Turn key on, in the small box (or station) on the wall at the top or bottom of the stairs,
2. Push button and hold to bring the chair to you (from the top or bottom) The chair will stop
Before 'Calling the chair'
a. The footrest must be in the up position, (footrest - UP)
b. the armrests must be in the down position, (armrests - DOWN)
c. key on chair should be off, (chair key - OFF)
The chair should always be left in this position
The "unoccupied" chair will not move (i.e. the chair cannot be relocated to the top or bottom of the stairs) when:
a. armrests are in the up position
b. the footrest is in the down position
A 'beeping sound' (warning) indicates the chair has not completed its 'run' and the chair battery will not recharge.
(TO FIX - simply turn the key 'on' at either wall box and push the button)
If you have any other questions ask someone in Hiram or Comox Lodge, or a Concordant body.
Thank You - Temple Association (2017)