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1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and product conformance verification of powered rescue tools and components. 1.1.2 This standard shall specify the requirements for spreader, ram, cutter, and combination powered rescue tools. 1.1.3 This standard shall also specify the requirements for cable assemblies, hose assemblies, and power unit components for powered rescue tools. 1.1.4 This standard shall not specify any requirements for any accessories for powered rescue tools or components. 1.1.5 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to establish safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard. 1.1.6 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from specifying powered rescue tool systems and components that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard. 1.1.7 Nothing herein shall restrict any manufacturer from producing powered rescue tools and components that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard.
This standard specifies performance requirements for powered rescue tools and components that are used by emergency services personnel to facilitate the extrication of victims from entrapment.
In addition to presenting provisions for product design, performance, and testing of powered rescue tools and their components that perform spreading, lifting, holding, crushing, pulling, or cutting functions, NFPA 1936 also sets criteria for product conformance verification to assist purchasers in selecting powered rescue tools that are code-compliant.
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