Inside Gear-In-Use

  • The Why

    Many of us have been trained in the “rules," and these rules define the way we work. Unfortunately, while these rules guide us well when starting out they eventually come up short when dealing with more complex situations. If we instead focus on understanding the underpinning of principles first we can see how these rules are derived and then applied to the equipment and "gear in use".

  • The What

    Gear (rope rigging and rescue equipment) must be designed to meeting a precise purpose. Product development must include simple, ergonomic, and reliable solutions and encourage inactivation within the intended purpose of the equipment use and reflect the evolution of activities in which it is used.

  • The How

    Covering the basic physics that apply to rope rigging and rescue systems, this course will help you develop a deeper understanding and a sound approach to gear selection and problem-solving. Considering force and tension as vectors and finding creative ways to apply these in the field makes it so much easier to define resultants and calculate mechanical advantage in complex systems.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome To Gear-In-Use
    • 1.2 Inside Gear-In-Use
    • 1.3 Inside Gear-In- Use: Mastro
    • 1.4.1 Inside Gear-In-Use: CMC Harken Clutch Overview
    • 1.4.2 Inside Gear-In-Use: CMC-Harken Clutch ~Twin Tension Rope Systems
    • 1.5 Inside Gear-In-Use: EXO AP HOOK Personal Escape System
    • 1.6 Inside Gear-In-Use: Jag Rescue Kit FREE PREVIEW
  • 2
    Unit 2: Harnesses
    • 2.1 Harness Classifications
    • 2.2 Top Harness Selections
  • 3
    Unit 3: Helmets
    • 3.1 Work and Rescue Helmets
  • 4
    Unit 4: Lanyards
    • 4.1 Top Lanyard Selections
    • 4.2 Lanyards Technical Tips - Using the GRILLON as an anchor for more than one person
  • 5
    Unit 5: Fall Protection and Belay
    • 5.1 Fall Protection and Belay Selections
    • 5.2 Fall Protection and Belay Technical Tips: Backup belay for one person with the ASAP on the anchor
  • 6
    Unit 6: Descenders and Lowering Devices
    • 6.1 Descender and Lowering Top Selections
    • 6.2 Descenders Technical Tips: Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines
    • 6.2 Descenders Technical Tips: Double CLUTCH | Using the CLUTCH In a Twin Tension Rope System (TTRS)
  • 7
    Unit 7: Ascenders
    • 7.1 Ascenders and Rope Clamps
    • 7.2 Ascenders and Clamps Technical Tips: How to calculate mechanical advantage
  • 8
    Unit 8: Rope and Cord
    • 8.1 Rope and Cord
    • 8.2 Rope and Cord: General Insights Into Rope
    • 8.3 Rope and Cord: Performance of New Ropes
  • 9
    Unit 9: Carabiners
    • 9.1 Carabiners: Introduction To Carabiners
    • 9.2 Carabiners: Insights Into Choosing A Carabiner
  • 10
    Unit 10: Rigging and Anchoring
    • 10.1 Rigging and Anchoring Options
    • 10.2 Rigging and Anchor Options: Tensioning a tyrolean with Maestro, I'd and Rig
  • 11
    Unit 11: Packs, Bags and Accessories
    • 11.1 Packs, Bags and Accessories - Your Choice
  • 12
    Unit 12: Rescue Litters and Accessories
    • 12.1 Rescue Litters and Accessories: Selections
    • 12.2 Rescue Litters and Accessories: Upward and Horizontal Evacuation in a Confined Space with a Litter
  • 13
    Unit 13: Pulleys
    • 13.1 Pulleys: Look At All Those Gems
    • 13.2 Pulleys: Technical Tip-Use of a Connector in the Secondary Connection Hole
    • 13.3 Pulleys: System Efficiency Testing with Maestro, I'd, Pro Traxion and RollClip
  • 14
    Unit 14: Headlamps
    • 14.1 Headlamps Selections
    • 14.2 Headlamps: Brightness or Burn Time
    • 14.3 Headlamps: What is an Explosive Atmosphere (hazardous area)?
    • 14.4 Headlamps: IP protection index and EMC
  • 15
    Unit 15: Artificial High Directionals and Sync'd Gear
    • 15.1 Introduction To Artificial High Directional and Gear Selections
    • 15.2 Arizona Vortex Multipod Artificial High Directional
  • 16
    Unit 16: Recommended Rope Systems
    • 16.1 Introduction to Petzl Technical Rope Systems
    • 16.2 Rope System #1a - Two Tension Rope System (TTRS) - Raise
    • 16.3 Rope System #1b - Two Tension Rope System (TTRS) - Lower
    • 16.4 Rope System #2a - Single Tensioned Rope System - Raise
    • 16.5 Rope System #2b - Single-Tensioned Rope System - Lower
    • 16.6 Rope System #3a - Single Tensioned Rope System (overhead anchor point) - Raise
    • 16.7 Rope System #3b - Single Tensioned Rope System (overhead anchor point) - Lower
    • 16.8 Rope System #4 - ASAP Belay System for Technical Rope System - Belay
    • 16.9 Rope System #5 MAESTRO Belay System for Technical Rope Rescue - Belay
  • 17
    Unit 17: Team and Individual Kits
    • 17.1 Petzl Urban & Industrial Rescue Kit - Individuals
    • 17.2 Petzl & Industrial Rescue Kit -Team
    • 17.3 Petzl Backcountry Rescue - Individual
    • 17.4 Petzl Backcountry Rescue - Team
    • 17.5 CMC Double Clutch TTRS Kit
  • 18
    Unit 18: Wrap Up
    • 18.1 Wrap Up

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