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What You'll Learn

Inside Elements of Rigging, we'll cover topics such as:

  • Knots and hitches

  • Pulley systems and their rules

  • Anchors

  • Reeving systems & highlines

  • Resultants

  • Force vectors

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the Elements of Rigging expert instructor

  • Pat Rhodes

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of Rescue RIG

    Pat Rhodes

    Pat is the founder of Rescue RIG, an organization specializing in technical rope access and rescue training. He has accrued over 40 years of experience in the field of technical rescue including 28 years with the Phoenix Fire Department as a firefighter/rescue technician and nine years as a FEMA Rescue Specialist. As part of his responsibilities with D2000, he specializes in developing advanced curricula focusing on all aspects of technical rope rescue. Pat is also responsible for instructor development and client relations.Pat has been instrumental in building a global brand and impacting tens of thousands of people across the planet with his humor and humble experience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: Marginal Anchors
    • 2.1 Marginal Anchors: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Marginal Anchors: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 4
    Unit 4: Managing Friction
    • 4.1 Video Tutorial: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 4.2 Quiz: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: Footprints & Balance:
    • 5.1 Video Tutorial: Basic Rigging Physics Principles
    • 5.2 Quiz: Footprints & Balance: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 6
    Unit 6: Tension & Compression Study
    • 6.1 Tension & Compression Study
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Tension & Compression Study
  • 7
    Unit 7: Resultants
    • 7.1 Video Tutorial: Understanding Resultants
    • 7.2 Quiz: Understanding Resultants
  • 8
    Unit 8: Aerial Ladders & Artificial High Directionals
    • 8.1 Video Tutorial: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
    • 8.2 Quiz: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
  • 9
    Unit 9: Multi-Point Anchors
    • 9.1 Multi-Point Anchors
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Multi-Point Anchors
  • 10
    Unit 10: Knots, Part 1
    • 10.1 Elements of a Knot
    • 10.2 Video Tutorial: Elements of a Knot
  • 11
    Unit 11: Knots, Part 2
    • 11.1 Bowline Knots
    • 11.2 Video Tutorial: Bowline Knots
  • 12
    Unit 12: Knots, Part 3
    • 12.1 Figure 8 Knots
    • 12.2 Video Tutorial: Figure 8 Knots
  • 13
    Unit 13: Staggered Anchors & Mechanical Advantage
    • 13.1 Staggered Anchors to Increase Mechanical Advantage
    • 13.2 Video Tutorial: Staggered Anchors to Increase Mechanical Advantage
  • 14
    Unit 14: Tripods-Portable Anchors and Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 14.1 Confined Space Rig
    • 14.2 Video Tutorial: Confined Space Rig
  • 15
    Unit 15: Reeving Systems Within a Tripod or Other AHDs
    • 15.1 Tripod English Reeve
    • 15.2 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve
    • 15.3 Tripod English Reeve - Top Side
    • 15.4 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Top Side
    • 15.5 Tripod English Reeve - Haul Side
    • 15.6 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Haul Side
    • 15.7 Tripod English Reeve - Double Pulley
    • 15.8 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Double Pulley
  • 16
    Unit 16: Tripods - Portable Anchors & Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 16.1 Portable Anchors - TerrAdaptor Tripod
    • 16.2 Video Tutorial: Portable Anchors - TerrAdaptor Tripod
    • 16.3 Portable Anchors - Skedco Tripod
    • 16.4 Video Tutorial: Portable Anchors - Skedco Tripod
    • 16.5 Rigging within a Tripod: Introduction to the 4:1 System
    • 16.6 Video Tutorial: Video Tutorial: Rigging within a Tripod: Introduction to the 4:1 System
    • 16.7 Tripods Principles of 4:1 Rescuer Lower Then Raise
    • 16.8 Video Tutorial: Tripods Principles of 4:1 Rescuer Lower Then Raise
    • 16.9 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Top
    • 16.10 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Top
    • 16.11 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Bottom
    • 16.12 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Bottom
    • 16.13 4:1 System - No Prusik Capture
    • 16.14 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System - No Prusik Capture
    • 16.15 Video Tutorial: Building a 4:1 System
    • 16.16 Controlled Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 1
    • 16.17 Video Tutorial: Controlled Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 1
    • 16.18 Control Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 2
    • 16.19 Video Tutorial: Control Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 2
    • 16.20 Video Tutorial: Controlled Descent AHD with Ground Anchors
  • 17
    Unit 17: Tripods-Portable Anchors and Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 17.1 Split 4:1 Introduction
    • 17.2 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Introduction
    • 17.3 Split 4:1 Operations - Bottom Side
    • 17.4 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Operations - Bottom Side
    • 17.5 Split 4:1 Operations - Top Side
    • 17.6 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Operations - Top Side
    • 17.7 Drop Loop with Body Weight to Raise
    • 17.8 Video Tutorial: Drop Loop with Body Weight to Raise
    • 17.9 Body Weight Anchor for Lower
    • 17.10 Video Tutorial: Body Weight Anchor for Lower
    • 17.11 Drop Loop with the ASAP on a Dog Leg
    • 7.12 Video Tutorial: Drop Loop with the ASAP on a Dog Leg
    • 7.13 Non-Entry Rescue Set Up and 3:1 MA Using an Existing Lifeline
    • 17.14 Video Tutorial: Non-Entry Rescue Set Up and 3:1 MA Using an Existing Lifeline
    • 17.15 Non-Entry Rescue Raise Using a Stick Clip and Frame Mounted Winch
    • 17.16 Video Tutorial: Non-Entry Rescue Raise Using a Stick Clip and Frame Mounted Winch
  • 18
    Unit 18: Wrap Up
    • 18.1 Wrap Up

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