Ranger - Reaching Tool

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Ella5980
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Ranger - Reaching Tool

Post by Ella5980 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:52 pm

Is our tether manager allowed to have a reaching tool (like a short boat hook) to grab objects on the top of the pool surface? We are trying to address the safety issue of our tether manager leaning over the edge of the pool to grab tasks that have come to the surface like the aircraft mission or OBS. If this is allowed would we include this tool in size and weight measurements?

Matthew Gardner
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Re: Ranger - Reaching Tool

Post by Matthew Gardner » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 am

No, a reaching tool is not allowed. You have the length of your tether managers arm.

To address safety concerns, you can have your tether manager on their knees, or on their belly, to keep from falling into the pool. One team had a second member secure the person (grab and hold the person) leaning out over the pool.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
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