“Unless you are a fire department, NFPA is probably not the right resource to guide you” On the topic of standards and regulation, sometimes people look to NFPA 1983 for guidance in selecting a harness for rescue. Unless you are a fire department, NFPA is probably not the right resource to guide you, but let’s…Details
If the majority of your rescue operations are in an industrial or confined space environment, choosing a full body harness that meets ANSI Z359 and/or NFPA 1983 Class 3 requirements, with lots of metal D rings for rescue, might be preferred. This will enable you to better utilize the same sorts of industrial fall protection…Details
With the many different types of harnesses – and related standards – pertaining to work at height in the USA, this is a question that can cause a great deal of confusion for Rescue Team administrators and purchasing authorities. ”Beginning” To begin with, OSHA regulation does not address harnesses other than those used for Industrial…Details
by Loui McCurley, PMI Here at PMI we are committed to safety and compliance in equipment for work at height. In fact, we participate in several professional standards development efforts related to ropes, equipment, and training for high angle work and rescue. In 1992 I was operating a research and testing lab called Alpine…Details
The Cordage Institute is the only organization in the USA dedicated solely to rope manufacturing and raw materials. It is important to note, however, that not all Cordage Institute standards are relevant to Life Safety ropes. For example, CI-1201 – CI-1313 standards are relevant to COMMODITY ropes, and not to LIFE SAFETY ropes. “Resulting in…Details
Presenter: Steve Hudson | Webinar |
The 2012 edition of NFPA 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services is out! All manufacturers of these products will soon be required to certify their products to this new version of NFPA 1983. This webinar is a quick review of the major product additions and other changes to the previous edition published in 2006. Steve Hudson has been actively involved with the NFPA Technical Committee responsible for the creation of this and the previous four editions of NFPA 1983.
Every Rescuer Should Know Their ABCDE’s: A Disciplined Approach for Conducting Rope System Safety Checks
Presenter: Jeremy Metz | Webinar |
A common practice in rope rescue is to conduct a “safety check” of the rigging in a rope system prior to placing a human load on it. The purpose and value of safety check is well documented in various technical rope rescue textbooks and is even is a job performance requirement in NFPA 1006, Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. However, these references often only present general guidelines and they do not present a disciplined approach to conducting a safety check. This free PMI® Webinar will present a disciplined approach developed by West Metro Fire Rescue’s (Lakewood, CO) Technical Rescue Team as one way to conduct a system safety check.
Presenter: Loui McCurley | Presentation |
This presentation covers rope-based fall protection for industry.