Examples of Operations:

  • following a vehicle roll-over into a ravine, the victims are rescued via motorized means.

  • evacuation of an injured worker from a location that is difficult to access

  • helicopter rescue operations in mountainous terrain

Technical specifics:

  • technical rescue teams operate in any terrain. they have complete mastery of all progression and belay techniques on rope

  • when the terrain allows, downward evacuation is preferred because of the gravity-assist

  • upward evacuation is a team effort that requires perfect coordination by everyone involved. It demands techniques which are sometimes particularly complex: raising systems, creating a hauling system using lightweight pulleys, counterweight techniques

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Opening Thoughts on the Why of this course
    • 1.1 Why This Course?
  • 2
    Unit 2: Gear In Use ~ Technical Rescue Introduction
    • 2.1 Introduction to Technical Rescue Tech Tips
  • 3
    Unit 3: Basics
    • 3.1 MAESTRO line: difference between S and L models
    • 3.2 MAESTRO features
    • 3.3 Remote control of the MAESTRO handle with a cord
    • 3.4 Belaying with the MAESTRO
  • 4
    Unit 4: Descent
    • 4.1 Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training
    • 4.2 Releasable anchor with the RIG: lowering system pre-installed on the ground
  • 5
    Unit 5: Rescue
    • 5.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue
    • 5.2 Team rescue techniques for hauling and lowering
    • 5.3 Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines
    • 5.4 Accompanied descent rescue with the RIG
    • 5.5 Haul system with the RIG
    • 5.6 Release and rescue of a victim on a fall arrest system, by two co-workers
    • 5.7 Rope rescue: ASAP and accompanied descent
    • 5.8 Rope rescue: ASAP performance on a taut rope
    • 5.9 Release and rescue of a co-worker using a rescue kit
    • 5.10 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a long rope
    • 5.11 Drop loop haul on the I'D for urgent rescue, with ASAP
    • 5.12 Evacuation by rope-to-rope transfer
    • 5.13 Evacuation by Tyrolean traverse
    • 5.14 Upward and horizontal evacuation in a confined space
    • 5.15 Performance of the ASAP with a 250 kg load, with the ASAP fixed to an anchor.
  • 6
    Unit 6: Specific Instructions for Use
    • 6.1 Using the GRILLON as an anchor for more than one person
    • 6.2 Lowering 150 kg - 250 kg with the I’D S and I’D EVAC on the anchor
    • 6.3 Lowering 150 kg - 280 kg with the I’D L on the anchor
    • 6.4 Belaying loads with the I’D S, I’D L, and I’D EVAC
  • 7
    Unit 7: General
    • 7.1 How to calculate mechanical advantage
    • 7.2 Primary uses of the RIG
    • 7.3 General rescue principles
    • 7.4 Using the ADJUST rope adjuster with the MGO OPEN
  • 8
    Unit 8: Tests - Standards
    • 8.1 Pulley system efficiency tests with MAESTRO, I’D S, PRO TRAXION, ROLLCLIP...
  • 9
    Unit 9: Ascent - Climbing
    • 9.1 Greater efficiency on rope ascents with FALCON ASCENT and TOP CROLL S
  • 10
    Unit 10: Ascent - Access
    • 10.10 Occasional rope climbing with the I'D
  • 11
    Unit 11: Bolting - Knots - Anchors
    • 11.1 Tyrolean on rope with RIG
    • 11.2 Tensioning a tyrolean with MAESTRO, I’D, RIG
    • 11.3 Tensioning a rope for a Tyrolean
  • 12
    Unit 12: Carabiner Choice
    • 12.1 Carabiner basics
    • 12.2 Choice of carabiner for attaching a descender with a safety gate (I’D S, RIG, STOP...) to the harness
    • 12.3 Choice of lanyard end carabiner for a work positioning lanyard
    • 12.4 Choice of carabiner for connecting a fall arrest device to the harness
    • 12.5 Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
    • 12.6 Choice of carabiners for hauling systems and pulley attachment
    • 12.7 Examples of dangerous carabiner loading.
  • 13
    Unit 13: Wrap Up
    • 13.1 Wrap Up!

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