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214 (series) Quick Strop Owner’s Manual
214 Quick Strop Owners Manual AND Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
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Select the link below to download the data sheet for the 214 (Series) Quick Strop.
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
The products offered for sale by LSC are intended for use in rescue operations and survival . Inherent to all rescue and survival environments is an increased risk of injury and/or possible death to an individual or group of individuals. The equipment offered by LSC is intended to aid the professional rescuer(s) and/or survival victim(s). However, the risk of injury or death cannot be completely eliminated or foreseen. Equipment training, maintenance and continual reviews of user proficiency is vital to the proper and safe use of all rescue and survival equipment. It is the responsibility of the purchasing and end-user organization or individual to:
- Determine the suitability of equipment for the selected application.
- Define the operational procedures and safety guidelines associated with the proper utilization, maintenance (including service life) and storage of the rescue and survival equipment.
- Ensure that all individuals are thoroughly trained and familiarized with the intended purpose, correct use and function, and serviceability of the equipment.
- Ensure that the equipment is properly maintained, inspected, and ready for use at all times.
- Changes to the configuration of or modifications to LSC products are not authorized by Lifesaving Systems Corp. and are not recommended.
Product Specific Warnings and Cautions
- The quick strop provides a quick, safe means of hoisting uninjured personnel.
- The Quick Strop is constructed of Mil-Spec webbing and stainless steel hardware.
- The strop can be placed under the arms, around the back or over the head of the survivor in one quick motion.
- To prevent the survivor from slipping out, a slide buckle slides down the strop and attaches to an adjustable crotch safety strap, which is stored in a zipper pocket on the rear of the strop.
- Instructions and pictorials are printed on the strop.
Quick Strop Limitations
- Quick strops manufactured under ATSO-C1003 by LSC for use in Human External Cargo (HEC) operations have a recommended service life limit of ten (10) years from the date placed in service. The in service date can be found on the label located in the crotch strap zipper pocket.
- The maximum weight limit for the quick strop is 600 lbs. (272kg). The maximum operating weight is the total weight of the individual and all equipment or rescue personnel supported by the strop in an operation.
- This quick strop does not have any unique aspects of installation for the user.
- Do not expose the quick strop to flame or high temperature. Carry the strop where it will be protected as the strop could melt or burn and fail if exposed to flame or high temperature.
- Retain these instructions after it is separated from the strop as permanent record.
- Refer to these instructions and information found on this website before and after each use.
- The conditions and tests required for ATSO approval of this article are minimum performance standards. It is the responsibility of those desiring to install the article either on or within a specific type or class of aircraft to determine that the aircraft’s installation conditions are within ATSO standards.
- The article may be installed only if further evaluation by the applicant (user/installer) substantiates an acceptable installation and is approved by the Authority.
Quick Strop Use
STEP 1. Placement on Patient.
- The Strop can be placed over-the-head and positioned evenly around the back and under the arms.
- If patient cannot release hands for over-the head donning, remove the red-banded strap from the slide buckle to wrap around patient, then re-insert red-banded strap into slide buckle, slide down to secure.
Quick Strop (#214) In Service Inspections
Acceptance / Initial Inspection for Quick Strop
After receiving the Quick Strop from LSC:
- Any visible corrosion, abrasion, cracks or excessive wear on lifting and load-bearing hardware.
- Loose or frayed threads in the load-bearing stitching. (load bearing stitching will be contrasting in color to the webbing.)
- If damage is found to load bearing hardware or lad-bearing stitching, remove the quick strop from service.
If any discrepancies are found upon receiving the product from the manufacturer, immediately contact Lifesaving Systems Corp., at 813-645-2748 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before duty period or mission execution:
- Visually inspect the two load bearing V-rings for proper attachment to the load bearing webbing.
- Visually check for loose or frayed threads in the load bearing stitching. (Load bearing stitching will be in contrasting color to the webbing.)
- Visually inspect the material that covers the inner flotation closed-cell foam. Note any stains or contaminants for cleaning.
If damage is found to the load bearing hardware or load bearing stitching, remove the Quick Strop from Service.
After Operational Use of the Quick Strop:
- Visually inspect the two load bearing V-rings for proper attachment to the lifting webbing.
- Visually check the load-bearing stitching (load bearing stitching will be contrasting in color) on the webbing. There shall be no missing or loose stitching.
- Visually inspect the safety strap hook, adjustable buckle, and webbing for damage proper position and function.
- Accordion fold and re-stow the crotch strap, ensure that the hook and loop closure matches properly on the crotch strap storage pocket and the crotch strap.
- Rinse thoroughly with large amounts of fresh water after salt water immersion.
- If the strop can not be cleaned with fresh water alone, hand clean with mild detergent and rinse with fresh water.
- A hand-brush may be used to remove caked on dirt and debris.
Decontamination and Cleaning
Step 1: Remove any equipment soft components, (pads, floats, restraint straps, etc.) that have been exposed to biohazard materials, and place in biohazardous waste bag, seal bag.
Step 2: Pre-clean areas of gross contamination. Using the scrub brush with general purpose detergent and water, clean affected areas thoroughly.
Step 3: Inspect the decontaminated areas for any remaining contaminants. Repeat the process as required to completely clean all surfaces.
Step 4: Rinse with low-flow clean water.
Step 5: Wipe up any puddled areas with disposable reinforced paper towels. Once complete, place soiled paper towels in biohazard waste bag.
Step 6: Apply Public Places or other approved disinfectant to contaminated, hard, non-porous surfaces of the litter until evenly wet.
Step 7: If using chlorine bleach, Use a 1:10 solution of bleach to water (e.g., 1 cup of bleach in 9 cups of water).
Step 8: Allow the equipment to remain undisturbed for 15 minutes.
Step 9: Wipe dry using a disposable paper towel.
Step 10: As required, machine wash contaminated soft, porous components (float covers, pad covers, blankets, restraint straps, litter insert) in warm water with laundry detergent and one cup of chlorine bleach.
Guidelines for Waste Disposal
Step 1: Soak materials and PPE used in cleanup and decontamination in disinfectant, double-bag, and place in a leak-proof container to further reduce the risk of worker exposure.
Step 2: After cleaning and disinfection work is complete, remove PPE as follows: gloves, face shield/goggles, gown, and then mask/respirator.
Step 3: Place all protective clothing in a biohazardous waste bag for disposal.
Determine Service Life
- Part # 214-A or 214-SAP-A: 10 years from date placed in service when inspected in accordance with maintenance instructions.
- All non-TSO certified 214 (series) strops are 15 year from the date of manufacture or 12 years from the date placed in service.
|Materials: Fabric Cover||#420 Denier Nylon|
|Load Bearing Strap: Type 10 Mil-Spec Nylon With TEX 210 Thread Stitching||Double Layers: Breaking Limit: 10,000lbs (4,535kg) Breaking Limit: 5,000 lbs (2,268kg)|
|Crotch Strap: Type 13 Mil-Spec Nylon , Type 8 Mil-Spec Nylon||Breaking Limit: 7,000 lbs (3,175kg), Breaking Limit: 4,000lbs (1,814kg)|
|Lifting V-Ring: Stainless Steel||Working Load Limit: 5,000 lbs (2,268kg)|
|Snap Hook: Stainless SteelSnap Hook: Stainless Steel||Breaking Limit: 2,650 lbs (1,202kg)|
|Maximum Weight Limit:||600 lbs (272kg)|
LSC products are warranted to the first consumer purchaser to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months.
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