This episode discusses how NFPA compliant gear changes what we do, how we rig and the way we operate as rope technicians. What does redundancy mean when thinking about harnesses, anchors, anchor plates, carabiners and twin tension rope systems? Tune in with CMC School instructors Doug McElmury, John McKently, Wayne Chapman and Fred Salazar.
0:35 How does NFPA compliant gear as well as modern gear in general change what we do, how we rig and the way we operate?
1:18 Redundancy – What needs to be backed up and what doesn’t? Starting with harness.
3:40 Redundancy of anchors and specifically anchor points.
11:00 Redundancy in anchor plates.
13:30 Redundant carabiners in twin tension systems.
18:35 Redundancy in edge protection.
23:48 Change of direction in twin tension systems.
28:10 Wrapping webbing around the top rail of the litter to back it up.
30:08 Litters in helicopter rescue.
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