Rope Safety 1

  1. All life safety rope must conform to what?
    NFPA 1983
  2. 1 person load is how many lbs?
    300 lbs or 4500 lbs
  3. 2 person load is how many lbs?
    600 lbs or 9000 lbs
  4. All rope system parts have a minimum breaking what?
    A minimum breaking strength
  5. All life safety equipment will be manufactured to maintain a component safety ratio of what?
  6. What is the Static System Safety Factor?
    It is the weakest link that is ratiod to the known or anticipated load.
  7. A safety ratio of 1:1 is acceptable. True of False.
  8. Before a live load is placed on a system, every rope system must be analyzed and must what jurisdiction?
    The Authority Having Jurisdiction
  9. What is a fall factor?
    The estimate of the force of a potential fall.
  10. What is the formula for fall factor?
    Distance of fall/length of rope between object and anchor
  11. If the fall factor is greater than .25 what should the rescuer not do?
    The rescuer should not use a static rope.
  12. What are load limiters?
    Dynamic rope or shock absorbers
  13. The load of a belay system is never static but always dynamic. True or false?
  14. The responder in charge of a rope rescue operation must ensure that all responders involved in the rescue understands the IAP. True of false?
  15. System safety checks done is what following steps?
    1. Two individuals who did not build the system will perform a final safety check when the system is prepared and the rescue team is ready.

    2. The systems will be load tested to ensure proper setting of all knots and components within the system.

    3. The safety officer will confirm the checks have been conducted.
  16. Conduct a safety check
    • 1. Inspect all rigging physically and visually.
    • 2. Inspect rope rescue system components for damage.
    • 3. Ensure all equipment components are secure.
    • 4. Assess rope rescue system for proper configuration.
    • 5. Check all rescuers for proper type and use of PPE.
    • 6. Check for loose hair, clothing, or equipment that could become entangled.
    • 7. Confirm safety check verbally and receive acknowledgement.
  17. Overhand Knots is....
    Used as a safety to secure the loose end.
  18. Figure-Eight Knot is. . . .
    used as an anchor knot that creates a single loop that will not slip
  19. Figure-Eight Follow Through is. . .
    Used as an anchor knot that can be tied around and object.
  20. Butterfly Knot is used. . .
    As a bridle knot that provides a midline attachment point and is designed to take three directional pull.
  21. Figure-Eight on a Bend. . . .
    Is used to tie two ropes together for load-bearing purposes.
  22. Square Knot. . .
    Is used to bind two ropes of the same diameter together.
  23. Water Knot. . .
    Is used to join two pieces of webbing.
  24. Double fisherman's Knot. . .
    Is used to join two ropes of equal or slightly unequal diameter together for bearing applications. It is also used to create the loop in a prusik hitch.
  25. Clove Hitch Middle of the rope. . .
    is an adjustable anchor hitch that can be used horizontally or vertically.
  26. Clove Hitch End of the rope. . .
    is an adjustable anchor hitch that can be used horizontally or vertically.
  27. Girth Hitch. . .
    Is used to anchor rope or webbing as a chocker. The method is to attach it to the foot-end of a backboard or metal litter when using a diamond weave to lash a patient.
  28. Prusik Hitch. . . .
    Is used for hauling ascending and self-rescue. It serves as a soft rope grab around a larger diameter rope.
  29. What NFPA covers harness?
    NFPA 1983
  30. How many categories of harnesses are there?
    There are 3. Class 1, 11, 111.
  31. What is a class 1 harness?
    It is used for single rescuer fall protection with a load of up to 300 lbs.
  32. What is a class 11 harness?
    It is used for a rescue of up to 600 lbs.
  33. What is a class 111 harness?
    It is also known as a full body harness and is designed to support 600 lb.
  34. What is the most common class of harness?
    The class 111.
  35. What is the structural webbing components of a harness?
    It is 100% flat weave nylon or polyester with breaking strength of 6000 to 9000 lbf
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