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Life safety rope is
used to support rescuers and victims, must be continuous monofilament, and must conform to NFPA 1983.
Utility rope is
for all other uses and there are no standards for utility line.
Inspect all rope
for foreign materials in rope, chemical damage, cuts, abrasions, and heat damage. Inspect ropes visually and by touching each section after each use.
The proper cleaning of rope depends on the type of rope.
a. Natural fiber-Donot use water, just wipe or gently brush.
b. Synthetic fiber-follow manufacturer's direction, clean with cool water and mild soup.
c. Dry rope in sunlight.
Store rope coil, in rope bag, clean and dry area, free of chemical and fumes. Be sure to remove all knots, kinks, and bends.
Life safety rope needs to be remove from service if...
if chemical contamination, age, uneven diameter or texture, sheath wear excessive, or been subjected to impact load which overloads it. It should be destroy or mark as utility rope on how your department does it.
The parts of a knot are
the running part, working end, standing part, bight, loop, and round turn.
Running part
used for pulling
Working part
end working with, used to form knot
Standing part
between working and running part
formed by bending rope back on itself while keeping the sides parallel.
made by crossing the side of the bight over the standing part.
Round turn
further bending the sides of a loop.
Use an appropriate knot and rope to hoist axe
Step 1: Tie a clove on the top of the handle by the head.
Step 2: Loop the working end of the rope around the head of the axe and back up the handle.
Step 3: Tie a half hitch on the handle a few inches above the clove hitch.
Step 4: Tie another half hitch at the butt end of the handle.
Use an appropriate knot and rope to hoist dry hose
Step one: Fold the nozzle end of the hoseline back over the rest of the hose so that the hose overlaps 4 to 5 feet.
Step two: Tie a clove hitch, with an overhand safety knot, around the tip of the nozzle and the hose it is folded against, so that they are lashed together.
Step three: Place a half hitch on the double hose about 12 inches from the loop.
Use an appropriate knot and rope to hoist charge hose
Step one: Tie a clove hitch, with an overhand safety knot around the hose about 1 foot below the coupling and nozzles.
Step two: tie a half hitch through the nozzle handle and around the nozzle itself n a manner that allows the rope to hold the nozzle shut while being hoist.
Use an appropriate knot and rope to hoist pike pole
Step one: Tie a clove hitch at the bottom end.
Step two: Tie a half hitch in the middle and a half hitch at the top.