The rope grab is what we call a lock or a slider. It mainly connects the guide rail and the safety belt of the operator to protect the operator from the risk of falling during the climbing ladder. The use of the rope grab greatly reduces the fall of the aerial worker Danger. Next, the editor will talk about the precautions, inspection procedures and applicable occasions of the rope grab for everyone.
Precautions for the use of rope grab
Avoid working in places where the lifeline may cross or entangle with other workers' lifelines.
Never let the safety rope go around your arms or between your legs.
Do not clamp or tie the rope grab safety rope to avoid sliding the connecting handle until it is "locked".
Fall protection: The rope grab is a part of a complete fall protection system. These systems are generally composed of life ropes, rope grabs, safety ropes, and full-body safety belts (body support), and are mainly used to protect the safety of workers working on scaffolds, lifting work platforms or aerial work platforms.
The maximum allowable free fall distance is 6 feet.
Area restrictions: The use of rope grabs with life ropes, safety ropes or connectors and body supports restricts users from touching dangerous objects (roof bevels or front edges). Vertical free fall is not allowed.
The combined use of rope grab and lifeline is also a very economical choice to meet the needs of fall protection. It is mainly used in inspection operations, building demolition, maintenance, oil extraction, window cleaning, etc., which require fall or area restriction protection for operators occasion. There are still many things to pay attention to in the use of rope grabber, and it also needs frequent cleaning and maintenance to ensure its safety.