How to keep from dropping the ASAP
When the ASAP MUST be secured to avoid dropping it
For some work situations, it is obligatory to secure tools and equipment to prevent them from being dropped. It is possible to attach the ASAP to the OK TRIACT with a keeper cord. Warning: using a keeper cord makes the device more difficult to handle and increases potential dangers and possible misuses.
Installing the keeper cord (fig. 1)
Tie one end of the keeper cord to the lower hole of the ASAP (identified as #7 in the Nomenclature section of the Instructions for Use). The knot of the keeper cord must be tied as close as possible to the device to keep the size of the loop to a minimum.
Make a loop at the other end of the cord and connect it to the OK TRIACT carabiner. The loop must be tightened on the body of carabiner so that it stays in place close to the ASAP attachment holes. The cord must be short: once in place, it should be no longer than 11 cm. It's possible to use an elastic cord to make handling easier, as long as it's no longer than 11 cm when it's not stretched. When attaching the ASAP to the rope, run the keeper cord along the backside of the device (the side opposite the toothed wheel). Once the OK TRIACT carabiner is connected to the ASAP, the keeper cord must not be able to reach the toothed wheel.
Warning danger (fig. 2)
- If the keeper cord is longer than 11 cm when tied to the device.
- If the keeper cord is on the wheel side of the ASAP.
There’s a risk that the keeper cord may get jammed in the toothed wheel, causing the ASAP to malfunction.
when using the ASAP, the OK TRIACT carabiner must be clipped through the 2 attachment holes and the rope must run inside the carabiner.
IF NOT, DANGER OF DEATH (fig. 3).