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Tip of the Week No. 260 – 09/28/09 – Ropes


For thousands of years people have used ropes and various knots to help move or secure objects against the forces of gravity. Bend knots were used to gain a reliable hold, and hitch knots were used in moving a load by sliding along another rope and, if necessary, gripping to lock the load in place.
The practice of people climbing ladders and/or being suspended on ropes and using these same knots for positioning is primarily an outgrowth of teh rigging trades. Some earlier users would have been found on sailing ships, in church steeple construction and maintenance, in mines, and in tree-trimming trades.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 4.
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Tip of the Week No. 202 – 03/24/08 – Ropes


Note that when nylon fiber ropes are used for horizontal lifelines, they tend to stretch following installation and tensioning.
Retensioning is recommended on these following every period of use. This problem is minimized when polyester or aramid fiber or wire ropes are used. All horizontal lifelines should be checked every seven days.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 234.
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Tip of the Week No. 193 – 01/14/08 – Rope Access


Rope access systems are a combination of two lines. One line supports a worker’s body weight and tool, the other provides a backup system.
These systems have been developed to provide safety for rescue personnel, including those who rescue suspended fall victims.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 195.
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Tip of the Week No. 185 – 11/12/07 – Rope Grabs


Nothing needs to be attached from the harness directly to the grabbing device, but a short lanyard of up to 3 feet in length may be helpful, allowing all workers on swinging scaffolds to reach over the platform guardrail. The idea is that the grab reliably holds onto the line to arrest a free fall.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 173.
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Tip of the Week No. 179 – 10/01/07- Ropes


For thousands of years people have used ropes and various knots to help move or secure objects against the forces of gravity. Bend knots were used to gain a reliable hold, and hitch knots were used in moving a load by sliding along another rope and, if necessary, gripping to lock the load in place.
The practice of people climbing ladders and/or being suspended on ropes using these same knots for positioning is primarily an outgrowth of the rigging trades. Some earlier users would have been found on sailing ships, in church steeple construction and maintenance, in mines and in tree-trimming trades.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 4.
This book is an invaluable resource for every safety manager’s library. Click here to find out about ordering a copy. Order online now.


Tip of the Week No. 292 – 08/30/10 – Ropes


For thousands of years people have used ropes and various knots to help move or secure objects against the forces of gravity. Bend knots were used to gain a reliable hold, and hitch knots were used in moving a load by slididng along another rope and, if necessary, gripping to lock the load in place.
The practice of people climbing ladders and/or being suspended on ropes and using these same knots for positioning is primarily an outgrowth of the rigging trades. Some earlier users would have been found on sailing ships, in church steeple construction and maintenance, in mines, and in tree-trimming trades.
See “Introduction to Fall Protecton, 3rd Edition” page 4.
This book is an invaluable resource for every safety manager’s library. Click here to find out about ordering a copy. Order online now.


Tip of the Week No. 338 – 11/12/2012 – Rope Access


Rope access allows persons to access and work at heights in a way that is safe and that allows them to use their equipment to actually assist them to work in lieu of much current fall protection equipment that often clutters the workspace and makes users feel their works are impeded and less safe.
The culture of rope access leads operators to take a great interest in their equipment (as their lives depend upon it!), and as such, they tend to look after it, trust it, and work with, not against it.
See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 484.
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