How to Assemble
How to unpack and Assemble the seating system
After your Squiggles Seating System is delivered, when opening the boxes, cut the straps, taking care not to cut through the tape as you may damage some of the parts contained inside. All of the parts will be contained in polythene bags with each one clearly labelled. Carefully remove them from the boxes and check you have all the parts you have ordered.
Keep polythene bags away from children.
Some of the accessories will need to be assembled before you attach the seat to the base you have purchased. If you are fitting the seat to a mobility base please ensure you fit the interface plate to the mobility base first. Instructions on how to attach the interface to specific bases will be provided with the interface plate.
Once you have checked all the components you are then ready to assemble the Squiggles Seating System and attach it to its base.
A number of adjustments will require the use of the multi-tool, which is supplied with each seat and can be found in the back pack.
Locating the backrest
The backrest will be folded down for shipping. Raise it into the vertical position and, while doing so, slide the inner tube (A) into the receiving backrest pivot lock (B). Secure the backrest in an upright position by tightening the ratchet handle (C). Check that it is secure and does not move when pressure is applied.
Attaching the Shoulder Support
Attaching the Shoulder Support will increase the size of the squiggles seat. Remove the headrest bracket. This is studlocked into position for safety reasons and will require force to break. Inset the shoulder support between the backrest and headrest bracket. reattach the headrest bracket using the 2 sets of screws (A & B) provided.
Attaching the footrest
To attach the footrest to the seat base, remove the bolt and nut from the metal stem on the footrest and turn the seat unit upside down on a level surface. Then slide the metal tube into the moulding as shown. When the hole in the metal plate is aligned with the hole in the moulding, replace the bolt and secure with the nut provided. Make sure the end of the bolt protrudes from the end of the nut. You can now attach the seat to your chassis and complete the assembly of the product and any accessories you have ordered.
Always make sure the foot plate is attached firmly.
Attaching the push handle
The push handle is attached to both the Hi low chassis and the Easy chassis by inserting the two lower stems into the
receiving tubes as shown. The push handle has safety poppers, which need to be pressed in when inserting the lower stems. On the Hi low chassis push the stems in until the poppers protrude from the other end of the receiving tubes. On the Easy chassis the poppers will engage in holes in the receiving tubes. Once inserted secure the push handle by tightening the two plastic hand knobs (A) underneath.
Check the knobs are tight before you move the product, particularly if you are moving the seat unit along corridors that may have uneven or sloping surfaces.
Attaching the seating system to the Hi Low or the Easy Chassis.
Adjust the height of the chassis to its maximum to reduce risk of back strain while attaching the seat unit. Refer to Section 11 on how to adjust the height of the chassis you have purchased. First release the safety locking pin at the front of the seat. To do this pull the pin out and rotate through 90 degrees. Carefully lift the seat and place it into the chassis. At the rear of the underside of the seat you will see a receiving channel. Place this securely over the tube towards the back of the chassis. Pull the handle at the front of the seat unit up and then pivot the seat forward and down. Once the front of the seat is lowered fully, release the handle and push it forward to ensure it has fully engaged on the front tube. Rotate the safety locking pin so it engages in front of the handle. If it hits the handle then the seat is not inserted properly, remove and repeat process outlined above.
Always check the handle is fully engaged before you place the child in the seating system. If the handle is not engaged properly the seat unit can come loose and could cause serious injury to the child or carer.
Attaching the headrest
To attach the Leckey headrest slide the stem into the receiving bracket on the backrest, set to the desired position and secure using the plastic ratchet handle. The Squiggles Seating System has been designed to interface with Whitmyer head supports. The Whitmyer Lynx headsupport is attached in the same way as the Leckey headrest. To attach Whitmyer Pro-Series headsupports remove the spacer collar from the receiving bracket and lock the vertical stem in position using the ratchet handle.
Attaching the sandals
If sandals are required they can be attached to the footplates with a single fixing bolt. To position the sandals simply loosen the knob (B) under the footplate, select the position you require and re-fasten the knob. If sandals are not required velcro straps are provided for foot positioning.
Attaching the pommel
To attach pommel, place the metal stem in the receiving channel (B). To secure in place, push down firmly. There is a key slot to ensure the stem is located correctly. The metal tab on the stem should be facing the backrest when fitting the pommel.
Always remove the pommel before placing the child in the seat.
Attaching the rigid lateral supports
While holding the components together remove the plastic knob and washer. Align the plastic angle adjuster mouldings and lateral bracket with the slot in the backrest and refit the washer and plastic knob.
Assemble the tray
To attach the arms to the tray brackets, loosen the knob (A), place the mouldings to the inside of the tray plate so the plastic teeth mesh. Replace the knob on the outside. Repeat on other side. Ensure both horizontal tubes arc aligned so they locate in the tray bracket receivers.
Interfaces for wheelchair and pushchair bases
The set up and attachment of the Squiggles seat to any mobility base should be completed by a technically competent person who is familiar with the set up of the mobility base.
Interface “A” attachment to 12” wide mobility base The universal interface has been designed to enable the Squiggles Seat to be attached to any standard 12” (305mm) wide mobility base that has been constructed from 1” (25.4mm) side tubing. Please refer to specific assembly instructions supplied with your interface for correct positioning on your base. The Interface plate should be fitted by a qualified technician who is technically competent in the set up of the mobility base. The position of push handles, leg hangers and armrests on the mobility base may need to be adjusted depending on the size and weight of the child to ensure the stability of the seat.
Always refer to the mobility base manufactures guide lines for correct set up, paying particular attention to product centre of gravity and stability. Users should not be left unattended at any time whilst using Leckey equipment.
Attaching the grab rail
To attach the grab rail, inset the receiving brackets (D) in the tray slot and secure with the plastic knob (E). Repeat on the other side and then sleeve the tubes into the tube (D) and tighten the plastic knob (B).
Attaching the tray
The tray is attached to the seat by inserting the tubes into the receiving brackets. Once the tray is located in position the knob (A) should betightened securely.
Attaching the Long Sitting Support
First attach the recieving brackets (A) to the underside of the seat base. There is an aluminium plate with pre-drilled holes onto which they are attached. Open the receving brackets (A) under the seat base using the hand knobs (B). Insert the long sitting support bars. Adjust to the required depth and retighten the knobs.