Jump to content

working at height

paul bentley

Recommended Posts

LOLER requires all lifting equipment to be uniquely identifiable.

Rescue lines carry loads (people are loads under LOLER) and are therefore lifting equipment.


Lifespan of a (any) rescue line is maybe one use. (May be just one practice session).

Certainly any severe shock loading may have a weakening effect, cuts and abrasion may be present.

A competent person should examine it in such circumstances.


Unused, if kept stored out of sunlight, loosely coiled, a polyester rope is often quoted as having a 5 year life.

Check the manufacturer's instructions supplied with the rope (that's why they have to provide them...)

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.