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How to Attach Suspension Ropes Safely

This 4 minutes safety training video covers: How to install metal or fiber ropes, how to prevent ropes from being damage, what is the proper way of inspecting ropes, how often ropes should be inspected or replaced. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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Whenever a worker leaves the ground, the risk of an accident occurring increases dramatically. With more than 10,000 scaffold related injuries reported each year, OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to safely erect and use these work platforms. These products will help employers meet the training requirements of OSHAs Scaffolding regulation.

Atlantic’s training products on "Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments" Safety Video helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

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Video Transcript

Once the suspension devices are in place, you will need to install either metal or fiber ropes, which will be used to hang the scaffold. These ropes are your "lifelines," and you need to make sure that they are in top working condition at all times. You should inspect them for damage and wear before, during and after each use. Replace the ropes immediately if you find any damage thatcould reduce their strength, such as: Tears, gouges, frayed strands. Ropes must also be replaced if they have lost one-third oftheir original diameter at any spot.