Monthly Archives: October 2011

FAQ: When should I retire my rescue rope?

 When should I retire my rescue rope? It’s always best to refer to your rope manufacturer for proper care, inspection and replacement, so that’s what we did. Here’s what Steve Hudson, President of PMI Rope, had to say. He first … Continue reading

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FAQ: Can I use my training rope for rescue?

We’re often asked about using training rope for rescue purposes, so here’s what we discovered… The short answer is yes. However, NFPA 1500 provides some additional guidelines. NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program (2007 Edition) 7.16.3* Life … Continue reading

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Trench Warning from OSHA

Two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. Unprotected trenches are among the deadliest hazards in the construction industry and the loss of life is devastating. Since 2003, more than 200 workers have died in trench cave-ins and hundreds … Continue reading

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Roco Techniques Right at your Fingertips!

Roco Pocket Guide Available Now. Register to win a copy! The newly revised Roco Pocket Guide features fifty-eight pages of color illustrations of the actual techniques and systems taught in our classes. Made from a synthetic paper impervious to moisture, this pocket-sized … Continue reading

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Rescue Tips for Using Roco’s Confined Space Types Chart

Is your rescue service (in-house team or outsourced service) truly capable of rescuing workers from the various types of confined spaces on your site? What about the contractor who’s working on your site with personnel entering permit spaces? As a … Continue reading

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