At Freeworker we splice different tree climbing ropes certified – that means you are allowed to use the splice as part of the PPE. A splice is the termination that is closest to what the rope has promised. In contrast to a knot, it only reduces the breaking strength of the rope minimally. This is a decisive advantage, especially for tree climbing. In addition, we make splices according to your wishes for your tree care work.
Our splicers are very busy
In our Freeworker shop in Gilching near Munich you will find – besides our product range around tree care and tree climbing – a large splicing area. Our splicers produce many of the splices we offer right there. That means an average of about 100 splices per week. Of course our splicers are professionals with a lot of experience. We train our own junior splicers to become certified splicers in-house at our splicing table.
Certified splices for tree care
Certified, we splice the tree climbing ropes of the Edelrid XP-e series, the Yale XTC ropes and the Atrax, Black Widow and Lignum by Cousin. Certified splices receive a serial number with the important data: Date of manufacture of the splice, manufacturer of the rope, rope type and batch number. It also documents which splicer produced the splice.
Our splices are certified by TÜV and are checked annually. In addition, our splicers regularly attend trainings held on site at the rope manufacturers. This ensures that the finished splice meets all the manufacturer’s requirements for certification. In addition, our reputation and expertise is also in demand by the rope manufacturers.
At the beginning of the year, for example, we attended the Teufelberger Tree Care Open Days 2020, where we received a lot of information about the tree care product portfolio and intensive splicing training. In the future we will probably also splice some Teufelberger ropes from our product range ourselves. The splice for the drenaLINE tree climbing rope, for example, was even developed by one of our splicers himself.
Splices according to individual wishes
We primarily manufacture eye splices – the short eye splice is standard. However, we also produce eye splices in any required size. In addition, we splice in thimbles, rings, pulleys or carabiners as you need it for your daily work in tree care. In our splicing workshop we produce, for example, slings with Rigging Ring especially according to your wishes. These rings must be spliced in very tightly and firmly, hollow braids are best suited.
The Link rope shackles in various sizes for specific rigging applications. Just like the Kokoanknoten Schlinga: This rigging sling with spliced-in loops makes working in the tree more efficient and faster. Instead of making new knots, you simply loosen the connection on the loop and pull the sling further down. The Tenex Sling eye slings are also part of our self-produced range of rigging slings.