“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
“A belay is a standard operating procedure” The topic of belay in co-worker assisted rescue is one that tends to get people worked up, perhaps because so many of us have roots in professional rescue such as fire departments and rescue teams. A belay is a standard operating procedure in Professional Rescue environments, and a…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
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.