How To Clean And Decontaminate Your Life Safety Equipment

How To Clean And Decontaminate Your Life Safety Equipment

Maintaining your life safety equipment is imperative to the safe and effective execution of fire rescue services. From standard cleaning requirements to decontamination procedures, it is important you know the best process for every type of equipment. 

Cleaning is defined as removing dirt, grime, and minor oxidation transfer; while decontaminating is intended to neutralize viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. All rope rescue and access equipment should be kept clean and free of dirt and grit. In the event that materials come in contact with bodily fluids or other forms of contamination, you should be aware of the risks involved with disinfecting soft goods and sanitizing equipment. 

In this whitepaper, CMC explains how best to clean and decontaminate your life safety equipment, particularly rope rescue, to ensure maximum service life and performance. 

What's inside?

  • Cleaning procedures for rope, webbing, sewn gear and hardware
  • Decontamination processes for Rope & Webbing, and Sewn Gear & Hardware
  • Rope contamination tests
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