NFPA® 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services 2012 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 Publication
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Certification
4.1 General
4.2 Certification Program
4.3 Inspection and Testing
4.4 Recertification
4.5 Manufacturer's Quality Assurance Program
4.6 Hazards Involving Compliant Product
4.7 Manufacturers' Investigation of Complaints and Returns
4.8 Manufacturers' Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems
Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
5.1 Product Label Requirements
5.2 User Information
Chapter 6 Design and Construction Requirements
6.1 Life Safety Rope
6.2 Escape Rope
6.3 Life Safety Harness
6.4 Belts
6.5 Auxiliary Equipment System Component
6.6 Throwline
6.7 Victim Extrication Devices
6.8 Litters
6.9 Escape Webbing
6.10 Fire Escape Webbing
6.11 Escape System
6.12 Fire Escape Rope
6.13 Manufacturer-Supplied Eye Termination
6.14 Moderate Elongation Laid Life Saving Rope
Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
7.1 Life Safety Rope Performance Requirements
7.2 Escape Rope Performance Requirements
7.3 Throwline Performance Requirements
7.4 Life Safety Harness Performance Requirements
7.5 Belt Performance Requirements
7.6 Auxiliary Equipment Performance Requirements
7.7 Victim Extrication Device Performance Requirements
7.8 Litter Performance Requirements
7.9 Escape Webbing Performance Requirements
7.10 Fire Escape Webbing Performance Requirements
7.11 Escape System Performance Requirements
7.12 Fire Escape Rope Performance Requirements
7.13 Manufacturer-Supplied Eye Termination
7.14 Moderate Elongation Laid Life Saving Rope Performance Requirements
7.15 Belay Device Performance Requirements
7.16 Escape Anchor Device Performance Requirements
7.17 Escape Descent Control Device Performance Requirements
Chapter 8 Test Methods
8.1 Sample Preparation Procedures
8.2 Rope Breaking and Elongation Test
8.3 Static Test
8.4 Drop Test
8.5 Carabiner and Snap-Link Tensile Test
8.6 Manner of Function Tensile Test
8.7 Breaking Strength Test
8.8 Corrosion Resistance Test
8.9 Floatability Test
8.10 Product Label Durability Test
8.11 Holding Test
8.12 Litter Strength Test
8.13 Payout Test
8.14 Escape Descent Control Device and Systems Drop Test
8.15 Elevated Temperature Rope Test
8.16 Flame Resistance Test
8.17 Heat Resistance Test
8.18 Thread Heat Resistance Test
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index