Equipment

The Arizona Vortex Guidebook

What is the best way to use The Vortex Guidebook? “Specialized training and experience in technical rigging is absolutely essential for safety use. This manual/guidebook is not a substitute for hands-on training, but it will accelerate it beyond your wildest dreams”. What You’ll Learn Inside this demonstration, we’ll cover topics like… Vortex Set and Hardware …

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General Rescue Principles

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue Inert suspension in a harness, even for a short time, can cause serious physiological harm. In case of an accident, it is important to intervene quickly with the appropriate technique. Self-rescue On sites where the main access could be cut off by fire, people must be ready …

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Team Rescue Techniques For Hauling and Lowering

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Techncial Rescue All maneuvers must be done on two independent rope systems. These two systems can work in parallel (two haul lines) or separately (work rope and belay rope). 1. Examples of hauling with work rope and belay rope. All hauling and positioning forces are concentrated on the work …

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WorkPro Ropes for Industrial Safety via Sterling Rope

We’re here to talk a little bit about the line of WorkPro ropes for the industrial and safety world, for folks that are on towers or confined space, rope access, that sort of thing. So, the entire line, we’ve got three ropes. There’s a 3/8, a 7/16, or 11 millimeters, and a 1/2 inch. They’re …

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Sterling Bound Loop Prusiks in Rescue AZ Tri-Bridle Litter Rigging

Sterling Bound Loop Prusiks in Rescue Litter Rigging   Hi, I’m Matt Hunt, the Work Market Manager here at Sterling, and we wanted to talk to you a little bit about our Litter Rigging System, which incorporates two pieces, the head end litter spider, and also the bearer tie-in, or the foot end. So what …

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Cleaning and Disinfecting your Rescue and Climbing Equipment Via Sterling Rope

We put together the following recommendations to help answer some of your questions about your ropes and equipment regarding the novel Corona virus, COVID-19 and other contaminates. Sterling has conducted testing on two disinfectant cleaners and have identified that these two cleaners, when applied properly, do not significantly degrade nylon or polyester ropes. It is …

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Sterling Rope Aramid Fibers Testing for the AZTEK HD

The AZTEK (Arizona Technicians Edge Kit) has proved itself through the years as an invaluable multi-use rescue tool with over 137 possible ways to be used.   Introduction The AZTEK was created by Reed Thorne of Ropes that Rescue with Sterling developing the sewn cord components. The Kit has evolved through the years and in …

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A Primer on Rope Certifications

Thanks, Sterling Rope R&D for this information It’s important to purchase your life-safety equipment from respected and certified manufacturers. Part of understanding this significance is knowing whether products are certified, what the certifications mean and how they are applied to each product. As an ISO 9001 Company, Sterling is proud to offer products that are …

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CMC Pro CSR2 Pulley System ~ Worth Another Look

The patented locking mechanism in our updated CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with the lowering and raising necessary to a confined space rescue. The machined aluminum swivels at both ends of the system eliminate any potential twisting of the lines. This system is also an excellent choice for …

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Double CLUTCH | Using the CLUTCH In a Twin Tension Rope System (TTRS)

I always appreciate great video.  Video (to me) is either aesthetic or technical and trying to bridge both is tough. This video from CMC is clearly technical, but I really appreciate the angles of perspective. So often the “clarifying message” of “the how” can get completely lost if the angles are not right. The CMC …

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