Man-made fibre rope

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10. Man-made fibre rope
10.1. Restrictions in use
10.1.1. Rope composed of man-made fibre should not be used
for a sling or as part of a lifting appliance unless
the manufacturer has certificated its guaranteed minimum
breaking load;
its safe working load has been certificated by a competent person
and in the case of a sling has been marked on in accordance with
the requirements of paragraph 20.6.3;
its diameter is more than 12 mm;
it is made to a recognised national or international standard or
to the requirements of a classification society; and
it has been inspected in accordance with the requirements of
Appendix subparagraph Ci .5(2).
10.1.2. (1) A rope composed of man-made fibre should not be
used
if it has knots in it; or
on a pulley block that does not meet the requirements of
Chapter 12.
(2) A rope composed of man-made fibre should not be reeved
through a pulley block on which the width of the groove of a sheave
is less than the diameter of the rope or on which a sheave has any
defect likely to cause damage to the rope.
10:1.3. A rope composed of man-made fibre should not be
surged, paid out or rendered by slacking away the rope.E
10.2. Safe working load
10.2.1. The safe working load of a fibre rope should be deter-
mined by dividing its guaranteed minimum breaking load by a
Because these operations will give rise to frictional heat on a winch or
capstan.
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