ASAP usage in high winds - Petzl USA

ASAP usage in high winds


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In normal work configuration, the rope slides through the ASAP when it is not locked. If the rope is pulled upward, for example by the wind, a loop of slack can be created, increasing the worker's potential fall distance.

Use the locking function of your ASAP LOCK to limit rope travel through the device. This function does not impede the upward progress of the user.

The ASAP B71, ASAP B71 AAA and ASAP B071 AA00 models have no locking function. With these models, in case of high winds, a co-worker can hold the rope, otherwise a suitable weight on the end of the rope can be a solution (the weight must not take out all of the rope stretch).

Anchoring the bottom end of the rope may also be considered, with the likely consequence of complicating a possible rescue.

A specific risk analysis of the situation must be done.

ASAP usage in high winds