Tethers in action. Can you spot the dangerous error Phyllis is making, back before we knew better?
As those of you who have been reading here for a while know, we—Phyllis and I with the help of the smart people that comment—have been working for over three years on better person overboard prevention systems and practices. A project inspired by our realization that current common practice is deeply flawed and may even be worse than no tethering system at all.
If that statement comes as a surprise to you, you will need to read through the rest of this Person Overboard Prevention Online Book before going any further.
Don’t worry, we have just edited the hell out of it, for at least the fifth time, boiling it down to just what you need to know to build your own system and practices to keep you and those you love safer. I will wait right here while you’re gone…dum, dee, hummm, hummm, hummm.
OK, back? Great.
Let’s finish this project by looking at tethers: