Lift/Gondola Evacuation

What is the proper way to use a Line Saver?

There are many different ways to use a Line Saver. Primarily we don’t advocate any one particular method of use and leave that to area management and protocol. However, the basic do’ and don’ts of Line Saver usage can found at: Line Saver Use

Why should I use a Line Saver?

As the name implies, Line Savers save lines or more specifically, ropes. Without a Line Saver, your expensive rope is pulled over the top of the lift cable. Not only will this likely cover your rope with grease, oil and dirt, the abrasion from the cable will drastically reduce the life of your rope.

Should I keep a Rope Log, and if so, what should that Log include?

Yes, you should always keep a rope log. You may contact Cascade Rescue Company at any time and we will mail you a sample log. Rope logs should contain at a very minimum by individual rope:

a. Date the rope was put into service
b. When the rope was used (each time)
c. Rope type and manufacturer
d. Any unusual issues such as static drops or contact with chemicals

What rope or cord is recommended for Self-evacuation?

7.5mm is the minimum recommended rope for this use due to weight restrictions and minimum breaking strengths of the rope.