Flashcards in Ropes and Knots Deck (13)
What could cause a life safety rope to be taken out of service?
Exposure to chemicals or abrasion, use in an actual life safety operation, and overloading or shocking the rope.
What is the safety factor of life safety rope?
Which his the NFPA standard on life safety rope and equipment for emergency services?
What does a becket bend do?
Ties two ends of ropes together
Which know is used to tie to an object without an open end?
Clove hitch- closed
Used with an open end to slide the hitch over
Define: Running End
The rest of the rope used for hoisting, pulling, etc...
Define: Standing End
The part of the rope above or below the knot
Define: Working end
The part of the rope used to tie the know itself.
Natural fiber ropes are resistant to abrasion. T/F?
Polyester rope has a relatively low stretch under load, but does not hold up well if a shock load is applied. T/F?
Ropes should be inspected after every use. It is recommended the ropes have a usage inspection card. T/F?