Why do you suggest eliminating, as much as possible, the use of knots, hitches, and bends for industry or plant based rescue teams?
Some industrial or plant based rescue response teams have limited opportunity to practice their skills. This is because they have a primary job at that plant, their rescue responsibility is less of an emphasis. I think we can all agree that to be a “craftsman” takes lots of perfect practice and attention to detail. If practice time is limited, or interest is marginal, the results could be less predictable. So, the use of commercially manufactured products like slings, ropes, and cordage that have stitched terminations can make things easier and safer.