Standard: NFPA 1858

STANDARD ON SELECTION, CARE, AND MAINTENANCE OF LIFE SAFETY ROPE AND EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Scope:

This standard shall specify the minimum selection, care, and maintenance requirements for rope and associated equipment that are compliant with NFPA 1983.

This standard shall also specify minimum selection, care, and maintenance requirements for rope and associated equipment that are compliant with the previous editions of NFPA 1983.

This standard shall not specify selection, care, and maintenance requirements for any accessories that could be attached to the certified product and are not necessary for the certified product to meet the requirements of this standard.

This standard shall not specify selection, care, and maintenance requirements for any rope or equipment for fall protection or coworker-assisted rescue pertaining to employees of general industry or the construction and demolition industry.

This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns associated with the use of life safety rope and equipment. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant life safety rope and equipment to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing or repair facilities.

Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding these minimum requirements.

Purpose.

The purpose of this standard shall be to establish a program for life safety rope and equipment to reduce the risks and hazards associated with the selection, maintenance, improper use of, or damage to life safety rope and equipment.

The purpose of this standard shall also be to establish basic criteria for selection, inspection, cleaning, decontamination, repair, storage, and retirement of rope and associated equipment that are compliant with NFPA 1983.

Organization: National Fire Protection Association
Document Number: nfpa 1858
Publish Date: 2018-01-01
Page Count: 47
Change Type: NEW ADDITION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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