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Rope splicing in Swansea/Brecon area?

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I don't know who can help you with splicing, but our LOLER guy has told us there's a new (type 3 PPE?) LOLER regulation whereby non-CE ropes or non-CE splices can no longer be passed.

 

non-CE ropes apparently includes ropes where the tag is missing. Like the Imori I cut the end (with the tag) off so my ZigZag would fit. Or the same Imori that was respliced after I nicked that end. Or any self-tied prusik or end-to-end friction cord.

 

As it's a new thing, he's passed the above for now as it's all safe to use, but he's given us six months notice to replace it as he reckons he'll have to fail the above in 6 months time.

 

As far as I know, Honeybros are the only CE splicers. 

 

Thought it might be worth considering before having your rope spliced locally.

 

 

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I don't know who can help you with splicing, but our LOLER guy has told us there's a new (type 3 PPE?) LOLER regulation whereby non-CE ropes or non-CE splices can no longer be passed.
 
non-CE ropes apparently includes ropes where the tag is missing. Like the Imori I cut the end (with the tag) off so my ZigZag would fit. Or the same Imori that was respliced after I nicked that end. Or any self-tied prusik or end-to-end friction cord.
 
As it's a new thing, he's passed the above for now as it's all safe to use, but he's given us six months notice to replace it as he reckons he'll have to fail the above in 6 months time.
 
As far as I know, Honeybros are the only CE splicers. 
 
Thought it might be worth considering before having your rope spliced locally.
 
 


Surely your Loler guy can put his own ID mark on your rope as he is LOLERing the rope this time and can establish its date of first use?

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Surely your Loler guy can put his own ID mark on your rope as he is LOLERing the rope this time and can establish its date of first use?


You'd think you could just pop another label on especially if you have a record o from a previous loler.

Could be wrong but expect plenty loler inspectors would be sensible about this.

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You'd think you could just pop another label on especially if you have a record o from a previous loler.

Could be wrong but expect plenty loler inspectors would be sensible about this.


You’re not wrong ..

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Agree about the rope ID. I’ve got receipts and kept the bit of rope with the tag on.

What about the splice and self-tied friction cord though?

Anybody have any documentation about these new rules? Or can give me pointers on where to look?

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Self tied friction cord should be fine as long as it has an Id number. Surely....right?

A frayed knot.

You need a certified loler inspector to sign off on your system every time you tie a fisherman's on your hitch cord or a bowline on your rope.

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