Standards and Compliance

Every Rescuer Should Know Their ABCDE’s: A Disciplined Approach for Conducting Rope System Safety Checks

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Webinar Description:
A common practice in rope rescue is to conduct a “safety check” of the rigging in a rope system prior to placing a human load on it. The purpose and value of safety check is well documented in various technical rope rescue textbooks and is even is a job performance requirement in NFPA 1006, Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. However, these references often only present general guidelines and they do not present a disciplined approach to conducting a safety check. This free PMI® Webinar will present a disciplined approach developed by West Metro Fire Rescue’s (Lakewood, CO) Technical Rescue Team as one way to conduct a system safety check.

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Permit-Based Rope Access Planning

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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The Rope Access Permit (Work Plan) referenced by SPRAT Safe Practices documents is intended as a tool for the employer/safety manager to use in evaluating the work to be done and to ensure that all necessary considerations have been given the attention they deserve. The Rope Access Permit is more than just a Job Hazard Analysis; it is a comprehensive guideline to help think through practical safety and regulatory aspects of a given job. Attend this free webinar to learn more about how to plan your rope access work using the “Permit-Process”.

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Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Webinar Description:
Although fall prevention and protection has been repeatedly addressed by OSHA, which has suggested methods such as elimination or substitution of work, use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control hazards, falls continue to be a leading cause of death and injury in the workplace.

In developing a Managed Fall Protection Program, one thing is clear: Adequate preparation, systems thinking, and adhering to appropriate safety practices are more likely to have a positive influence on safety at height than complex, rigid work systems and adherance to “product standards”.

This presentation, given by Loui McCurley, will explore integration of Rope Access into the employers Managed Fall Protection Program, and the potential benefits of versatility and capability that can be realized by the employer as a result. We will discover how Professional Rope Access fits in as a work method combining trained technicians with a proven system of work and equipment to achieve complete system of work, and how it is recognized by US and International standards, including ANSI, ISO, and others.

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A Guide to Compliance and Safety in Post Fall Rescue for Industry

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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Webinar Description:
ANSI Z359.2 outlines a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program for industry. One component of this involves preparing for rescue in the event of an accident. This presentation will provide an overview and guidelines for equipment and training to ensure “prompt care” as mandated by OSHA.

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Preparing for the Big One: Qualifying Equipment & Personnel for FEMA/NIMS SAR Response

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
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Webinar Description:
FEMA is in the process of developing criteria for a National Emergency Responder Credentialing System that will provide guidance for personnel and equipment responding to large scale incidents and/or disasters. This system will help to ensure that responders and equipment meet certain minimum criteria, and hopefully increase safety on the ground. This free webinar, by PMI’s Vice President Loui McCurley, will offer an overview of the criteria as it currently stands and will provide guidance on where to find additional information regarding compliant equipment and training information.

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SPRAT 2010 – Safety vs. Compliance: Are they compatible?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
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Presentation Description:
This presenation was given at the SPRAT 2010 annual conference held January 14-16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.