Care and Maintenance

Memorial Webinar for Steve Hudson

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
This free, memorial webinar is a reshowing of a previous PMI Webinar presented by the late PMI President Steve Hudson. It provides insight on the proper inspection, care and maintenance of Life Safety Rope. In addition, we will try to answer the tough question of when to retire your rope.

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Pues, compré una cuerda, ¿y ahora qué?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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Descripción virtual de Seminario:
Este seminario virtual gratis le dará información sobre la inspección, el cuidado y el mantenimiento de las cuerdas de seguridad humana. Además, intentaremos responder la pregunta difícil de cuándo descartar una cuerda. ¡El seminario se presentará por primera vez en español el 21 de febrero del 2012!

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Ok, I Bought a Rope, So Now What?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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Webinar Description:
This free webinar provides insight on the proper inspection, care and maintenance of Life Safety Rope. In addition, we will try to answer the tough question of when to retire your rope. This webinar will also be aired for the first time in Spanish on February 21, 2012!

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ACCT 2012 – Overcoming GRAVITY – Choosing a Rope For Safety

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Presentation Description:
This presentation was given at the Association for Challenge Course Technology 2012 Conference held February 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.


Heavy Climbers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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Webinar Description:
We’ve all seen those UIAA test numbers attached to new climbing ropes or in catalogs. But did you know that those IMPACT FORCE and NUMBER OF FALLS HELD figures are based on using an 80-kg test mass dropped on the rope in the laboratory? In this webinar we’ll briefly go over all the basic UIAA testing details.

But, if you weigh more than that 80 kg (176#) test weight, where does that leave you? When you take that hard fall, could you be subjecting yourself and your gear to possibly unsafe loads? Serious questions indeed, but they’re not directly addressed by the UIAA testing results. To better understand this possible safety issue, PMI conducted a series of 39 special drop tests in our UIAA replicate Drop Tower and we’ll share those results with you in this webinar as well.

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Overcoming GRAVITY – Choosing a Rope for Safety

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Webinar Description:
Life safety rope is available in such a variety of diameters, materials, and constructions… how do you choose what’s right for you? This presentation will cover some of the finer points of rope selection, including test methods, interpretation of data, and both objective and subjective considerations in choosing the best rope for your application. Rope is not a commodity, and details do make a difference. By the end of this webinar you will have a better grasp on analyzing specifications and product labels to help you choose the best product for your needs. Loui McCurley, you presenter for this webinar, offers perspective gained from personal experience in rescue, fall protection, rope access, and recreational climbing, as well as testing and evaluating mechanisms of failure of life safety rope.

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Life Safety Rope Selection

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
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Webinar Description:
This free webinar, presented by PMI President Steve Hudson, will be a workshop focusing on variations of ropes used for rescue and other life safety applications. We will discuss current trends and standards in the industry. Steve will outline desirable performance characteristics of rope required for different kinds of life safety use, including rope access, wilderness rescue, urban/fire rescue, water rescue, cave rescue and others. Steve will also provide a brief overview of the history of ropes used in rescue and information on ropes in use today, covering information on rope construction, materials and selection.

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WHAT’S THE SCAM? Selection Care and Maintenance of Vertical Rescue Equipment

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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Webinar Description:
Let this presentation be your guide to asking the right questions, considering important factors and researching key specifications in selection of commonly used rescue equipment. We will cover basic design considerations of various components of rescue equipment, typical applications, and potential failure modes. You will learn how strength ratings and specifications of equipment relates to real world use, and how to properly maintain and care for your equipment for maximum lifespan.

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Ok, I bought a rope, so now what?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
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Webinar Description:
This free webinar provides insight on the proper inspection, care and maintenance of Life Safety Rope. In addition, PMI® President Steve Hudson will try to answer the tough question of when to retire your rope.

Check out Steve’s blog post on this topic!

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ACCT Conference – Life Safety Rope Selection, Care and Inspection

Friday, February 12th, 2010
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Presentation Description:
This presentation was given at the ACCT Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 5, 2010.