- Divide the numerator by the denominator. The result is a decimal.
- Change the decimal into percent by multiplying by 100 (move the decimal point two places to the right).
Your safety depends on the condition of the materials in your harnesses and ropes used in fall protection, logging or lifting. Steel wire, nylon and synthetic materials degrade with use, exposure to sunlight, moisture, perspiration etc. A new rope supports the maximum load capacity it is rated for however over time ropes wear, get thinner and weaker. This wear is measurable in fractions of an inch and correspond to percent loss of lifting capacity or strength.
Keep safe and be sure your gear and ropes go through scheduled checks and inspection.