LAUNCH FRAME - UPPER WINCH ROPE
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's, Automotive (GMTK)
Fall arrest (safety) harness
A-Frame deployed in the lowered position
Forward Launch Beam in launcher
Far and Home Bank Carriages locked to Launcher Frame
FALL INJURY WHEN WORKING AT HEIGHT, THIS OPERATION IS CARRIED OUT
AT HEIGHTS UP TO 20FT (6M) THE RELEVANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE
PERSONAL INJURY. PERSONNEL ARE TO WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT (GLOVES) WHEN HANDLING CABLES.
For inspection of the winch rope see maintenance procedure 5-033.
Disconnect the rope (2) at the far bank carriage, rope termination point (4), by removing the
spring pin (7), washer (6) and pin (5).
Apply tension to the rope (2) and operate the upper winch (1) and deploy the rope (2).
The winch rope (2) should be routed through a snatch block to aid removal and fitting.
Route the rope (2) through a snatch block.