Maintenance

 

  • Although the rescue kit may have a recommended withdraw from service date marked on it, this is only for storage purposes and will be replaced by regular inspections done by a competent person at 6 monthly intervals.
  • The competent person has the authority to remove the rescue kit from service if it is deemed to be unsafe.
  • If there is any doubt as to pass or fail the rescue kit or components of it, rather fail the product to prevent any incidents.
  • A well maintained record of the inspections or servicing must be kept as per AS/NZS 1891.4 guidelines.
  • Wash the ropes and lanyards with mild soapy water, a washing powder (Soap Flakes) can be considered the best and safest method of cleaning without any adverse effects on the equipment and its components.
  • Rinse thoroughly with luke-warm water and hang to air dry, do not dry with heat as this may damage the rope or webbing components in the kit.
  • Store the rescue kits in a cool dry area, out of direct UV radiation such as sunlight, away from corrosive chemicals, salt environment, sharp objects, high humidity or any other environments that may cause dam-age.
  • If transporting or using equipment in multiple environments or on multiple work sites, it is recommended you keep the equipment in the durable utility bag provided.