GMP's Utility Handline (68595) is used to raise service drop wires to pole-mounted aerial distribution cable plant.
The 68595 Utility Handline is provided with a crown splice on one end (no hardware) and a 6 in. (152mm) eye splice on the other end. Both ends are served with approximately 1/2 in. (13mm) of waxed linen cord.Specifications:
- Width: 3/8 in (10mm)
- Length: 100 ft (30m0
- Weight: 4 lbs (2kg)
- Manufactured to Federal Specification TR-605
When using handlines, whenever practical, raise and lower tools and materials while standing in a position where the movement of the load to its destination can be observed.
Do not permit the rope to slip through the hands when lowering a load, but use the hand-over-hand procedure.
Extreme care should be exercised when using a wet handline since it is more difficult to grip the rope securely.
Stand clear as far as possible when raising and lowering heated material, such as solder pots, paraffin pots, etc�ensure that no one is under a load while it is being positioned, raised, or lowered with a handling.
Note: Do not use a wet handline where there is any chance that it may contact an electrical power source except in an emergency and then only when the craftsperson is protected by insulated gloves.
Do not store handlines where they will come in contact with ho paraffin or solder pots, furnaces, or sharp-edged tools. Inspect the rope before the handline is used to ensure that it is in good condition.