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Rope Tying - Bends & Hitches
Just like when you learnt to tie your shoelaces when you were young, knot tying is a skill that requires considerable practice in varying conditions and application.
 
Learning to tie bends and hitches for your scaffold licence takes time and practice but once you have learnt these skills, they will be useful in many more areas than just scaffolding, like: boating, camping, caving, outdoors, rigging, rock climbing, sailing, scouting – just to name a few. 
 
Below are youtube videos we have selected to help you learn the bends and hitches needed to pass your scaffold licence. Search for other videos if needed.
 
Clove Hitch 
The clove hitch is a simple hitch that is widely used in domestic, commercial and recreational activities. The clove hitch is often used to secure the end of a line to a rail or beam in many applications. A clove hitch is quick to tie and very easy to adjust.

Rolling Hitch

The rolling hitch is similar to a clove hitch with an extra loop or turn. The extra turn adds additional friction to help the hitch resist sideways movement in a certain direction

Bowline

The bowline it one of the best knots out there, and it used a lot by sailors because it is so easy to tie and untie.
The bowline loop is the workhorse of knots—it never slips, comes loose, or jams under strain
Timber Hitch
a good knot for securing the end of a rope to a tree, pole, or log. It does not jam or slip, no matter how heavy the load and is easy to tie and untie. 
 

Sheet Bend

A sheet bend is ideal for joining two ropes of unequal diameter or a rope to an object such as a tarp or plastic sheeting.
The sheet bend is one of the easiest ways to connect two pieces of rope or cord together. It is one of the basic knots used for survival and offers a quick way to join cordage.

Crown Knot and Back Splice

The Back Splice provides a secure method of preventing the end of a rope from fraying. 

Side Eye Splice

is used to place a permanent loop at the end of a rope. 
Common Whipping
Use to prevent natural fibre rope ends from fraying or unravelling 
Short Splice
 
A short splice can be used in place of a knot to join two ropes, or the ends of the same rope together 

 

Knots are made up of tucks and turns that are held together with the friction that exists between the rope itself or the rope and other objects. Because friction plays such an important role in the security of a knot it stands to reason that different rope types will perform differently. Many knots are more suited to specific rope materials and construction methods.
 
DEFINITIONS
Knot - A knot when tied in a rope will maintain its own form.
Bend - A bend is used to: (a) join two ends of a rope to form a loop (b) join two ropes together (c) join sheeting or tarp to a rope
Hitch - A hitch is a knot tied around an object that when the object is removed the knot falls apart.
Bight - A bight is a part of a rope between each end in which a knot can be formed (the line does not cross itself otherwise it would be a loop).
Loop - A closed curve or circle of rope.
Turn - Same as a loop but around an object.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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The Scaffold Training Company scaffold ticket training Melbourne Australia basic scaffold ticket training intermediate scaffold ticket training Forklift Licence training elevating work platform training Melbourne Victoria Australia
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The Scaffold Training Company scaffold ticket training Melbourne Australia basic scaffold ticket training intermediate scaffold ticket training Forklift Licence training elevating work platform training Melbourne Victoria Australia
The Scaffold Training Company scaffold ticket training Melbourne Australia basic scaffold ticket training intermediate scaffold ticket training Forklift Licence training elevating work platform training Melbourne Victoria Australia
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