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2018 NFPA 1858 Standard - Current Edition
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    Protect first responders and promote successful rescue efforts with NFPA 1858: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services.

    Having the right equipment for rescue and training operations is vital, both for public safety as well as the safety of emergency responders who put their lives on the line. To promote success in rescue and training operations, NFPA® introduces all-new NFPA 1858: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services.

    Written for organizations that evaluate the risks faced by emergency responders and their particular needs for life safety rope and equipment, NFPA 1858 fills an information gap in many communities nationwide. It is the first Standard that specifies the minimum selection, care, and maintenance requirements for life safety rope and equipment that are compliant with NFPA 1983: Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services.

    Provisions enable users to provide effective inspection, maintenance, and care for equipment including:

    • Life safety rope
    • Throwlines
    • Escape rope and webbing
    • Water rescue throwlines
    • Moderate elongation laid life saving rope
    • Life safety harnesses
    • Belts
    • Auxiliary equipment
    • Litters and victim extrication devices for emergency services personnel

    NFPA 1858 serves a specific need for fire and rescue services.

    The Standard is essential for emergency services commanders and supply personnel, along with anyone who uses life safety rope and equipment. NFPA 1858 does not specify requirements for any accessories that could be attached to the certified product, nor does it specify requirements for any rope or associated equipment designed for mountain rescue, cave rescue, lead climbing operations, or activities pertaining to employees of general industry or the construction and demolition industry. (Print, 44 pp., 2018)

  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1858 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Program
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Program Organization for Life Safety Rope and Equipment.
    4.3 Records.
    4.4 Manufacturer’s Instructions.
    4.5 Product Failure.
    Chapter 5 Selection
    5.1 Selection and Purchase.
    5.2 Life Safety Rope.
    5.3 Escape and Fire Escape Rope.
    5.4 Life Safety Harness.
    5.5 Ladder Belts and Escape Belts.
    5.6 Carabiners.
    5.7 Rope Grabs and Ascenders.
    5.8 Throwlines.
    5.9 Descent Control Devices.
    5.10 Portable Anchors.
    5.11 Pulleys.
    5.12 Belay Devices.
    5.13 End-to-End and Multiple Configuration Straps.
    5.14 Litters.
    5.15 Manufactured Systems.
    5.16 Escape and Fire Escape Systems.
    5.17 Escape and Fire Escape Webbing.
    5.18 Escape Anchor Devices.
    5.19 Victim Extrication Device.
    5.20 Moderate Elongation Laid Life Saving Rope.
    Chapter 6 Inspection
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Inspection Procedures.
    Chapter 7 Cleaning and Decontamination
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Cleaning.
    Chapter 8 Repair
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Rope and Webbing.
    8.3 Other Equipment.
    Chapter 9 Storage
    9.1 Storage of Life Safety Rope, Moderate Elongation Laid Life Saving Rope, Escape Rope, Escape Webbing, Fire Escape Rope, Fire Escape Webbing, and Throwlines.
    9.2 Storage of Equipment.
    Chapter 10 Retirement and Disposition Procedures
    10.1 Retirement of Life Safety Software Products.
    10.2 Disposition of Software Products.
    10.3 Retirement of Life Safety Hardware.
    10.4 Disposition of Hardware.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
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