MIS302 Arborist Ropes 2nd ed.
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This book is one in a series of Minimum Industry Standards produced by Arboriculture Australia Ltd and the New Zealand Arboricultural Association in consultation with the national arboriculture community in both countries. These industry peer-reviewed documents provide a ‘body of knowledge’ which is shared by practitioners and can be used as the basis for training, dissemination of skills and professional development. MIS302 covers the fundamentals of rope selection, qualities of ropes and rope use: it is intended to provide a solid foundation of rope knowledge on which practitioners can build.
Users are recommended to consult MIS301 Arborist Knots for more details about knot selection and knot tying. Details of the use of ropes for climbing and rigging operations are contained within the relevant MISs for those work tasks.
Ropes for arboriculture
Rope terminology: parts of a rope
Select the right rope for the job in the first place
Properties of ropes and rope terminology
Rope construction types
Common arboricultural rope constructions
Inspect rope before each use
Conduct regular documented third-party rope inspections
Rope inspection form excerpt
Rope inspection checklist
Splices in rope
Use rope correctly and observe WLLs
Rope storage and transportation
Clean, store and transport rope carefully and correctly
Appendix A: Rope inspection checklist