Ropes and Tackle

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Before working, always inspect the rope you will be using – whether it is a lifeline, gantline, or stage rope. Check for damage, and make sure it is right for the job. Your life may depend on it.

Fibre Rope

do not hang a large crate from a fraying rope.

Know the safe working load of the rope, and don’t exceed the limit.

do not let rope fray by rubbing against a sharp corner.

Abrasion will weaken a rope. Wrap and tie chafing gear around the rope where rubbing occurs.

do not put sudden strain on a rope.

Avoid sudden strains or jerks, which can snap a rope.

do not pull a kinked rope through a block.

Never load a kinked rope or pull it through a block.

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