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:
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.