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How-To: Inspecting Your Saddle
How-To: Inspecting Your Saddle

For those who climb as part of their daily work, a saddle is a safety and productivity staple on every equipment checklist. It’s imperative that you inspect your saddle for wear and tear as well as any potential buckle problems prior to use — each and every time.

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How-To: Tying an Anchor Bend
How-To: Tying an Anchor Bend

If your climbing line doesn’t feature a splice to attach the rope a carabineer, you can use an anchor bend knot to secure it. In this video, we’ll review the steps to create an anchor bend knot and attach it to a carabineer.

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How-To: Selecting Your Climbing Rope
How-To: Selecting Your Climbing Rope

There are many types of rope that you can choose from when climbing on the job. In this video, we’ll discuss an industry climbing rope requirement for working near live power lines as well as some tips for inspecting your rope for safety before climbing.

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How-To: Types of Sheet Bend Knots
How-To: Types of Sheet Bend Knots

A sheet bend knot is useful for joining two separate ropes, even those that may be different sizes. While a single sheet bend isn’t particularly secure, you can tie a double sheet bend to help strengthen the knot.

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How-To: Tying an Alpine Butterfly knot
How-To: Tying an Alpine Butterfly knot

Alpine butterfly knots are useful when a loop is needed in the middle of the rope, whether that be for climbing purposes, securing objects to the rope, or even isolating specific parts of the rope.

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How-To: Inspecting Your Hard Hat
How-To: Inspecting Your Hard Hat

While there are many types of hard hats to choose from, they all have one thing in common: they’re an absolute necessity for staying safe on the job. Learn more about what makes a hard hat safe and some tests you can perform on your hard hat.

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How-To: Inspecting Your Snaps
How-To: Inspecting Your Snaps

A snap is a critical piece of safety hardware for employees who climb as part of their responsibilities. While there are several styles and materials that can be used, ALL snaps must meet certain ALL snaps must meet certain requirements to be eligible.

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How-To: Tying a Slip Knot
How-To: Tying a Slip Knot

An overhand knot is a common, easy-to-tie knot that can be further strengthened into a slip knot with just a couple quick steps. By simply inserting one end of a rope back through the overhand knot, you can create a secure loop that can only be loosened one way.

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How-To: Selecting the Right Safety Vest
How-To: Selecting the Right Safety Vest

At ACRT Arborist Training, safety comes first at all times. Whether you’re working remote in the field, in a residential neighborhood, or a more densely populated area, a proper safety vest is critical.

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How-To: Tying a Stopper knot
How-To: Tying a Stopper knot

Stopper knots are important for keeping yourself safe while climbing. In this video, we explore a few types of stopper knots. Included this time are the overhand knot, the figure eight, and the double fisherman’s knot.

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How-To: Learning Knot Basics
How-To: Learning Knot Basics

Before you tie knots, it’s important that you know your way around a rope. In this two minute learning knot-basics video, you’ll learn terms you’ll find in knot-tying instructions, as well as helpful tips to make your knot-tying more efficient.

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