The improper use of rope may be dangerous!
Rope is one of the oldest and most used tools known to mankind. Every day our rope gets shipped all over the USA and Canada to be used in an amazing variety of applications. One thing we take very seriously is the safe use of rope for those applications that involve lifting, pulling, towing or, most important, human support.
- Do not overload rope
- Avoid shock loading rope whenever possible
- Do not use rope in applications beyond the heat rating of the rope
- Be sure to use the correct size rope for the job
- Avoid any area around the linear length of loaded rope
- Keep rope away from all chemicals to prolong safe working life
- It is the user’s responsibility to use rope in a safe manner!!!
Improper information mattion on ROPE
Due to variations in rope applications, rope conditions, environmental factors and the degree of risk to life or property damage, it is not realistic to make specific recommendations as to the exact loads any given rope can handle.
It is the users’ responsibility to completely understand the safe use and operation of a rope used for any specific or general task. The user needs to be aware of all environmental, load or other variable factors that affect the safe use of rope. Failure to do so can cause severe personal injury or death as well as property and/or environmental damage. The user of this rope assumes all such risks.
In addition, any safety training or skill training required for the safe use of rope in any capacity is the sole responsibility of the user.
Storage of Rope
Natural fiber ropes should be stored in a clean, dry place to maximize their safe working life. Long term storage of synthetic ropes should also be in a cool, dry place. 3-Strand ropes should be coiled or spooled and braided products can be flaked or coiled in a bag or box if desired.
All rope has a rating referred to as a “tensile strength” or “average break strength.” This number is the amount of weight that the rope should be able to hold in ideal conditions, specifically, a new rope, with no knots or splices, at room temperature. These break strength numbers are based on actual destructive break testing by the manufacturer or a certified third-party testing facility. Ropes are tested over many cycles and the average break strength is determined and specified for the product. We test our ropes personally, and all our splicers have their work tested on an ongoing basis using a certified test bed facility. This is to ensure that their splicing work is perfect, and that their splicing technique and skills are 100% within acceptable splicing guidelines set by the rope industry. Even the best splices and best rope can break if overloaded or used improperly. Make sure you thoroughly understand what you are doing with a rope. Get the right rope for the right job. If you have questions or are even remotely unsure or have doubts..STOP and get the information you need to BE SURE you are doing things safely.
Rope wear, knots, extreme hot or cold temperatures, chemicals, the manner in which the load is applied and other factors will result in a break strength lower than the stated average break strength.
A rope with a stated or advertised break strength, in pounds will not necessarily safely hold something that weighs that amount! Refer to the SAFE WORKING LOAD of a specific rope for more information.
IF IN DOUBT, ASK A PROFESSIONAL. We get calls all the time from people who have questions about what is the best rope to use for any given application. Don’t be afraid to ask.