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Notice for all climbing products

Rock climbing, caving, canyoning, working at heights and similar activities can be hazardous and result in injury or death. Each user is solely responsible for the proper and safe use of products, which are designed only for this type of activity. We are not responsible for modifications made to the merchandise outside of the factory, printing errors, and the accuracy of technical data and other parameters specified by other manufacturers.

ROCK EMPIRE PRODUCT LIFE

From 1.1. 2009
Work Harnesses 10 years
Textile products 10 years
Ropes 10 years
Metal Products Restricted by wear and tear

From 1.1. 2012
Work Harnesses 10 years
Textile products 10 years
Ropes 10 years
Metal Products Restricted by wear and tear


 

As of december 31, 2011, full-body, chest, sit and adjustable harnesses from ROCK EMPIRE have a product lifeset at 10 years from the date of production. During the first 5 years from the date of first use, inspections should done at least once every 12 months. Product life can then be extended by an additional maximum of five years on the condition that the inspections shall be conducted at least once every six months. The above conditions apply to harnesses made after 1.1.2009. Harnesses made in 2008 and earlier have a product life of 5 years. Other personal protection equipment produced by ROCK EMPIRE from 1.1.2009 have a product life of 5 + 5 years (the sameconditions as harnesses), ropes – 10 years, metal products are restricted by wear and tear. Wear of metal products can be of maximum of 1 mm.

Product life of textiles produced starting on 1.1.2012 (harnesses and other textile products) has been adjusted to 10+2 years (2 years storage, 10 years from date of first use). Product life of ropes has been extended to 10+5 years (5 years of storage, 10 years after the date of first use).

STORAGE CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

Example:

Harnesses made in 2012 can be properly stored for 2 years, and then should be put into use. If the harness is not damaged during use, the product life would be until 2024.

If an inspector authorized by ROCK EMPIRE finds that the personal protection equipment is not eligible for further use, the inspector has the right to exclude from further use even though the product life has not yet expired.